The Office of the Registrar is committed to the University’s strategic priorities of student success, community, accountability and excellence in fulfilling its core responsibilities of student admissions: course management; scheduling and registration; student records; graduation; degree audit; and academic catalogs. The Office is dedicated to high ethical and professional values, with a focus on maintaining the accuracy, integrity, and privacy of student records – past, present, and future – by adhering to federal, state, University, and professional standards and guidelines.

We serve the University community in many capacities including:

  • Maintaining academic records
  • Transcript processing
  • Academic calendar, course and classroom scheduling
  • Nomination procedures and processing for our civilian students from federal agencies
  • Admissions for selected international students
  • Course registration and electives selection and registration
  • ‚ÄčIn-processing and out-processing support
  • Education verification and background investigation assistance
  • Curriculum management
  • VISA assistance, in compliance with the Student Exchange and Visitor Program

Background Investigations and Education Verifications:

Please note that protecting the privacy of our student records is of utmost importance. Details regarding student attendance, including transcripts, will only be provided with the presentation of a release that is properly signed by the student. Names of past students and any degrees earned, programs attended, and dates of attendance are public record.

  • Background investigators: There are two ways to can obtain an unofficial transcript for your subject. You may call our office to make an appointment to meet with a Registrar staff member. You must present a copy of the release at the appointment. OR You may email the release to our office. We will email the unofficial transcript back within three to four business days.
  • Education Verifications: You may call our office and provide only the name and reported graduation date of the subject to obtain a verbal verification of enrollment dates, degree(s) earned, special awards, and part/full-time status. If more specific information such as GPA is requested, you will need to send a signed release. (Our office cannot confirm NDU employment).

Phone: 202-685-1704

Students and Alumni Requiring Transcripts:

Please fill out the Transcript Request form and return it by email or mail as noted at the top of the form. We require your signature to release your record. You may digitally sign the form with your CAC/PIV or sign it in ink and scan the form. Transcript requests are processed in the order they’re received. Typically they will be processed within 5-7 business days, but transcripts may take up to several weeks during peak periods. If you have a tight deadline for a review board, job application, or admissions package, please notify us in the body of your email and include the deadline -- we’ll expedite your request as best we can.

Transcript Request Form →   Transcript Request Form Guidance →


Office Location:

The University Registrar’s Office is at Fort McNair, where four of NDU’s five colleges are located, and there is a second office in Norfolk at our Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC). Please contact us for further assistance in any of the areas noted above:

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University Registrar's Office 

Phone: (202) 685-1704
300 5th Ave, Suite 314
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington DC 20319


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JFSC Registrar's Office

Phone: (757) 443-6124
Normandy Hall, A-101
7800 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk VA 23511