Dean's Certification

Instructions for Dean's Certification

What is a Dean's Certification?

Some health professions schools require that applicants or, more commonly, accepted students submit a Dean's Certification. This form (from the school) or letter (produced by the Preprofessional Advising Center) typically verifies an applicant's academic record and helps schools to determine whether any disciplinary actions were taken against the applicant by the undergraduate institution. If you apply to a school that requires a Dean's Certification, fill out your portion of the form (or request a letter from us), then follow the instructions below to have your form or letter completed by the Preprofessional Advising Center.

NOTE: Before submitting professional school applications, applicants should check with their respective school's dean's office (for academic violations), or the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (for conduct violations) to determine whether they have any disciplinary actions on records. To contact the CAS dean's office regarding academic violations, please email

How do I get my Dean's Certification completed?

CAS undergraduates and CAS alumni must complete a Dean's Certification Request form online to have their request processed. For security purposes, you must be logged into NYU Home to access the form. 

When will my Dean's Certification be processed?

Generally, Dean's Certifications take about one week to process. However, if you have a time-sensitive issue, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can try to accommodate your needs.

Please note: some health professions schools do not ask for a Dean's Certification until you have accepted an offer of admission, and some schools do not require one at all. Do not worry if your application does not include a Dean's Certification. In addition, Dean's Certifications are never processed through centralized application services.

Notes for postbacc students

Students or alumni of NYU's Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Studies program should note that, if a school requests a Dean's Certification from your undergraduate institution, it is your responsibility to contact that institution to request the completion of a Dean's Certification form. Please be sure to request that your undergraduate institution sends the completed form or letter directly to the individual program to which you have applied.

Non-CAS undergraduates and alumni

Steinhard School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Patricia M Carey

Office of Student Affairs

Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor | 212-998-5065

Stern School of Business

Danielle Purcell Fernandez

40 West 4th Street, Suite 615

Tisch Building | 212-998-4020

Stern students/alumni who require a Dean's Certification must submit a request form at least 2 weeks before the deadline.

Tisch School of the Arts

Dean's Office

421 Broadway, 1242A


School of Professional Studies

Individual Associate Dean (contact directly)

Office of the Dean

7 East 12th Street


Silver School of Social Work

Dean's Office

1 Washington Square North, 213A


Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Rahul Hamid

1 Washington Place, Room 516 | 212-998-7333