The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the integrity of Elon’s institutional academic records. As such, it serves as the main resource for important tasks such as ordering transcripts, verifying degree and enrollment, and ensuring confidentiality and student rights related to your educational record.


Elon University offers two types of transcripts: Academic Transcript and Visual Experiences Transcript. The Academic Transcript provides all the details of the student’s academic record (degree, date degree conferred, areas of study, courses sorted by term, grades, term GPA and cumulative GPA). The Elon Visual EXP Transcript provides a visual infographic of the student’s Co-Curricular Elon Experiences: Global Education, Internship, Leadership, Research and Service.

Learn more about transcripts and transcript requests


Upon graduation, all students receive a paper diploma. This paper diploma is an official document issued by Elon, however, it should not be used as a validation of a student’s degree. A replacement paper diploma may be ordered online. Students can also request an official Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma). This diploma provides the details of a student’s degree, including conferral date and a unique number (CeDiD) displayed top left of the document. The CeDiploma can be independently validated through the Elon University website by future employers, State Government Licensing Agencies and any other entity that wishes to validate the diploma.

Learn more about replacement diplomas

Learn more about the CeDiploma

Degree & Enrollment Certification

Elon University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree and enrollment verification. We require that employers and background screening firms contact the Clearinghouse for this information. Student’s may obtain their own certification of enrollment.

Learn more about enrollment certification

Digital Badging

Digital badges are a portable micro-credential that recognizes the student’s achievement in a certain skill or competency. Elon University is proud to partner with Credly to issue digital badges to learners who have completed Elon-sponsored badge programs.

Learn more about digital badging


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

Learn more about FERPA

View FERPA request forms on the Registrar Forms page

Official Academic Credentials

Official Elon academic credentials include official transcripts, paper diploma, official Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) and certification of enrollment.

Learn more about Elon’s Official Academic Credentials

Personal Information

Do you need to change your personal information? Use one of the following links to let us know.

Address change

Campus name, pronoun and/or sex marker change

Records Retention

Elon’s Office of the Registrar follows the recommendations of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers when setting guidelines for the retention and disposal of student records.

Learn more about Elon’s Records Retention Policy


School of Record

Elon University serves as the School of Record for Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF) in Florence, Italy and for The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about Elon’s criteria for serving as school of record