Degree Certification Letters

Degree Verification Letters

Once you complete your degree and it has been posted to your student record/transcript, you can obtain an official PDF degree verification letter through self-service in your Student Center. The PDF version is an official letter. The PDF will be available for immediate download after following these steps:

1.      Login to your Student Center via My UW

2.      Go to “My Academics”

3.      Click on “View my degrees”

4.      Click on “Print degree letter”

5.      Download PDF degree verification


If the PDF option does not fulfill your needs because you require a paper copy, need additional text in the letter, or something else, please contact us at with additional questions.


Graduate students

If you have completed all degree requirements and deposited your thesis or dissertation and are waiting until the next degree conferral date to receive your degree, you may request and receive a letter indicating that all requirements have been completed. Please fill out and submit the Degree Completion Form.  It will first go to the Graduate School for verification.  Once all information is verified, the Office of the Registrar will provide your PDF letter. 


Employers needing to verify a student degree

Employers (potential or current) can verify a student’s degree by using the Verification Services of the National Student Clearinghouse. There is a small charge for this service.


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Madison, WI 53715-1384
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