The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health frequently receives requests for degree, credential and enrollment verification, as well as requests for transcripts of current and former students. Many types of requests are fulfilled by school staff; however, several types of requests must be directed to offices outside the School of Medicine and Public Health.
How to Request a Verification
Degree and credential verifications are handled by staff from the individual professional programs housed within the school and should be directed to the proper program contact from the list on the right.
Verifications for all of the professional programs are processed, free of charge, within five business days of receipt.
All mailings are sent out via U.S. Postal Service standard mail, fax or email, depending on instructions and identifying information found on forms submitted by the requestor. Forms containing sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, will not be emailed unless the sensitive information is redacted. For faster service, requestors may provide a FedEx, UPS or USPS label.
Any forms requiring a release of information beyond what is considered public directory information must be accompanied by the student’s written consent in order to release information to a third party requestor, per the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
All requests should contain basic contact and identifying information, including:
Alumni who have changed their name since graduating should also include the name they used when they attended the School of Medicine and Public Health.
Requests Not Handled by the School of Medicine and Public Health:
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Master of Genetic Counselor Studies (MGCS)
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Master of Public Health (MPH)