Dean’s Certification Request for Students Transferring to other Colleges
Many colleges require a Dean’s certification, which can be in the form of a transfer recommendation, a Dean’s release, a Common Application’s transfer college report or another type of transfer form that requires the Associate Dean to fill out and sign as part of the transfer application process. These certification forms are supplied by the institution you are transferring to and usually request details of your conduct (sometimes referred to as “disciplinary”) record (if any) and, in some cases, confirmation of your grade point average and class rank (if available). Some schools require them of all applicants; others require them only of those applicants who attest on their application that they were disciplined by their undergraduate institutions; and still others require them only of admitted students.
To request your form be filled out by the Associate Dean, please complete the Online Dean’s Certification request below and upload the document you need completed. Please make sure you fill out all parts of the form you are required to before you upload it. This may include your personal information and/or signature it (The Common Application’s Transfer College Report does not require a signature or any personal information). Any incomplete forms will not be filled out by the Dean and returned to the student.
*Note about student conduct records: The main purpose of Dean’s Certification Letter is to report on your student conduct record. Many students do not realize they have records, especially when the record consists of being placed on Disciplinary Probation or worse. As a result, the Associate Dean strongly recommends that you review your full student conduct record if you have been summoned to meet with a judicial affairs officer before completing this section of your application. You should understand clearly what is on your record, what will be reported by the Dean.