Dean's Certification for Professional Schools

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 Chandlee Bryan or Eric Eisendrath, the pre-law advisors 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, with your section completed and signed, to Amanda Helali in the Undergraduate Deans Office via email at If the school does not provide a form, please call Amanda at 603-646-2243.

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.