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 email@example.com.
How do I get my Dean’s Certification completed?
CAS undergraduates and CAS alumni must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: (i) Full name; (ii) N Number; (iii) year and term of graduation from CAS, and (iv) a PDF copy of the dean's certification form(s) with the applicant portion completed. We will NOT accept forms hand-delivered or mailed to our office.
When will my Dean’s Certification be processed?
Generally, Dean’s Certifications take about one to two weeks 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. You will receive an email confirmation once the form has been submitted.
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.