About the Certification
The primary purpose of a Dean's Certification is to obtain information about academic and disciplinary misconduct (or lack thereof). If requested by the professional school, we will report any major disciplinary sanctions [i.e. Conduct (Suspension or Separation) or Academic (Suspension or Separation)]. It is not College policy to report the specifics of the proceedings.
If you have experienced a major disciplinary sanction, please speak with Lesley Kingsley, the pre-law advisor in the Center for Professional Development.
At Dartmouth, the Undergraduate Deans Office attests to the applicant's academic and personal record, if requested by the professional school as part of the Dean's Certification.
Please submit the form provided by the professional school to Colleen Murphy in the Undergraduate Deans Office in person [Carson 125] by emailing to Colleen Murphy a scanned copy (if the professional school allows), by fax 603-646-6166, or mail [Hinman 6064 or 6064 Carson Hall, Suite 125, Hanover NH 03755].
Because of the high volume of requests, your Dean's Certification will take 2-3 weeks to be processed. Please plan accordingly.
Dean's Certifications will only be sent to those schools that require them.