Dean's Certification

Instructions for Dean's Certification

What is a Dean's Certification?

Some law schools require that applicants submit a Dean's Certification along with their applications or after an applicant has been accepted.  This form (from the law school) or letter (that we produce) typically verifies an applicant's academic record and helps law schools to determine whether any disciplinary actions were taken against the applicant by the undergraduate institution.  If you apply to a law school that requires a Dean's Certification, print out the form (or request a letter from us), complete your portion of the form (if applicable), then follow the instructions below to have your form or letter completed by the Preprofessional Advising Center.

NOTE: Before submitting law school applications, applicants should check with their respective dean's office if they have any disciplinary actions on record. For CAS students, 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 are applying early decision or have a time-sensitive issue, please let us know beforehand so we can try to accommodate your needs.

Please note: Some 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 LSAC's Credential Assembly Service.

Non-CAS students

Students and Alumni from other schools must direct Dean's Certifications to the following:

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development:


Patricia M. Carey
Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor


Stern School of Business:


Danielle Purcell Fernandez
40 West 4th Street, Suite 615
Tisch Building
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
721 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