Verification Documents

Students normally request verification documents for the following reasons:

  • proof of course completion for current employers
  • immigration - leaving and entering the country
  • student line of credit with their bank
  • RESPs set up through their bank
  • proof of degree for certain agencies (APEGA, CARNA, ATA/TQS, etc.)
  • insurance or daycare purposes

There are four ways to request a verification document:

  1. Students who have maintained online access can print the verification document directly through Bear Tracks or submit a request through Bear Tracks (under the 'Academics' menu, select 'Verification Documents'). Note: Verification Documents are delivered through regular postal service, and cannot be sent via email. Ensure that you have a complete postal address ready to input.
  2. Faxed or mailed requests are also accepted. In your written request, please include:
    • Your Name
    • Your Student ID Number
    • Type of Verification Document (see below)
    • Term(s) desired
    • Number of copies
    • Address to where the Verification Document(s) should be mailed
    • Your signature
  3. Requests can be submitted through our Contact Form. The subject needs to be Transcripts and Certificates and you must attach your signed request before submitting.
  4. Verification Documents are issued free of charge and can be obtained in person at Student Connect, the Office of the Registrar's student service centre, located on the main floor of the Administration Building. Valid photo identification is required (University of Alberta ONEcard, passport, or driver's license).

Verification Document Requests

Written requests can be mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
Administration Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2M7

Or can be faxed to: 780-492-7172

Types of Verification Documents

Registration Verification

proof of your registration status (full-time or part-time) in the selected terms 

Enrolment Verification Including Courses

proof of your registration status in the selected terms with a list of your enrolled courses

Enrolment Verification Including Courses and Grades

proof of your registration status in the selected terms with a list of your courses and final grades

Degree/Credential Verification

proof of your degree completion and graduation. Note: if you have recently applied for a degree and a decision is still pending (i.e., your degree has not yet been awarded), you will not be able to request a Degree/Credential Verification document.

Note: The Degree/Credential Verification is released only after any outstanding accounts with any department at the University of Alberta have been settled. Please review the Financial Holds page for more information.