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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to know my child’s grades.
Cornell University does not mail grades to students or to their parents, but makes them available for students to view online through Student Center (a password-protected student information system). Students wishing to share their grades with their parents can print grades by semester from Student Center.

I’d like to contact my student.
Cornell does not release address and telephone information. However, Cornell email addresses for students, faculty, and staff may be found via the Cornell Directory.

My child will be traveling abroad and needs to have transcripts sent to graduate schools and potential employers.
The Cornell academic record is considered private under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Only students may request transcripts. Requests can be made online through Student Center from anywhere in the world.

Why can't I just use my child's NetID and password to access University services?
It is a violation of university policy for a student to share their NetID and password with family, roommates, supervisors, etc. 

My employer and insurance companies require proof that my child is attending Cornell University in order to continue benefits and to receive a good driver's discount.
An academic certification is an official document verifying dates of attendance, award of degree, and student status (full-time or part-time) by term. Only the student can request an academic certification. Have your student go to: to make the request.  There is no fee for this service for a currently enrolled student.

Contact Information

Office of the University Registrar
B07 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4232

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