How to request academic verification documents for current and former students as a third party, such as a prospective employer or Higher Education Institution.
An academic verification letter outlines a student's:
- course of study
- dates of attendance
- degree classification
If you're a commercial organisation (e.g. an employer, employment agency or screening agency) you can request a current or former student’s academic verification letter via the link below.
There's an administration fee of £10 per verification.
Request Academic VerificationOnce you've placed your order, please email us a scanned copy of signed consent from the student authorising the release of their information.
Please include the student’s full name and your order number in the subject line.
If you're a non-commercial organisation (e.g. Higher Education Institution, Local Authority or UK and overseas governmental body) you can request a current or former student’s academic verification via the email below.
In the email, please include:
- proof of your identity and relationship with the student
- a scanned copy of signed consent from the student authorising the release of their information
This service is free for non-commercial organisations.
To avoid delays when processing your order please provide the following information about the student, where possible:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Date of award
- Dates of study
- Location of study
- Full title of subject studied
We can't provide personal character references for current or former students.
You can request this from the academic department they studied in.
- Academic Departments (student login required)
Once we've received your order and the student’s signed consent, we'll process your request within five working days.
Due to the impact of Covid-19 and remote working, please be aware that we are receiving higher volumes of email enquiries than usual. We continue to aim to process orders within 3-5 working days, but this may take up to 10 working days during busy periods.
Your request may take up to six weeks if:
- the student graduated before 1998
- we need to query requests where data is incomplete
- we need to query requests if the data does not match our records
If you have any further queries please contact SSiD via email.