A Proof of Enrollment statement is an official document provided by the Office of the University Registrar which provides the following information.

  • Name
  • Degree program
  • BU ID number
  • Semester
  • Start and end dates for each semester
  • Course credit load
  • Anticipated graduation semester
  • Enrollment status for each semester (Full-time, Half-time, Less than Half-time)

Credit/Status Conversion*

12 or more =  Full Time
6 – 11.5=  Half Time
0.5 – 5.5=  Less than Half Time
*Summer semester is a total of Summer 1 and Summer 2

Obtain a Proof of Enrollment Document

Students can print out a Proof of Enrollment document using the Student Link; Personal tab. Proof of Enrollment statements can also be obtained at the Office of the University Registrar on a walk-in basis.

Boston University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide Proof of Enrollment documents; a fee is charged for this service. National Student Clearinghouse may be contacted at:

Mail:   National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard
Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Web: www.studentclearinghouse.org
Fax: (703) 742-4239
Email: service@studentclearinghouse.org

The Office of the University Registrar will release only information that the University has designated as directory information; therefore, a signed release form is not required. If the Proof of Enrollment document requires information not considered directory information, or if the student has requested a privacy preference, a written request, along with a release signed by the student, is required before the document can be processed.

Even after graduation, privacy preferences remain in effect. As an example: If a student has restricted the release of directory information, the Office of the University Registrar will not confirm enrollment or degrees earned to prospective employers or any other party without the student’s permission. Privacy preferences may be updated on the Personal Page in the Student Link.  All others should contact the Office of the University Registrar.