Dean's Certificate List

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themillsman22
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Dean's Certificate List

Postby themillsman22 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:42 am

Why don't we try to get a running list of places that need a Dean's Certificate? I'll try to update a list as people put this down, because obviously getting a Dean's Cert appears to deter some people from applying, and it's helpful to know ahead of time who requires it.

A Dean's Certification is basically a form you have the Dean of Students, registrar, or some other official with access to your college records fill out. It asks simple question about if you are currently in good standing with the school, if you got in trouble while attending, if you had any lapses in your studies, etc.

Required:
Boston University
Brooklyn
Campbell Law School
Cardozo (only if have academic or disciplinary sanctions)
Columbia (If accepted / disciplinary problems)
Connecticut
Cornell
Duke (If accepted / disciplinary problems)
Georgetown (only for transfer/visiting students)
Harvard (after accepted if choose to attend or if have academic or disciplinary sanctions.)
Howard
University of Memphis
New York University (after accepted if choose to attend or if have academic or disciplinary sanctions.)
U Penn (after accepted if choose to attend)
University of Richmond
Stanford
Suffolk University
Wake Forest (after accepted if choose to attend)
University of Washington
Washington and Lee
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LawSchoolWannaBe
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Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:44 am

What's a Dean's Certificate?

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themillsman22
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Postby themillsman22 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:50 am

I'm not sure I can adequately explain that one yet. Anyone else want to try to tackle that question?

Edit: Thanks Rhit.
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Postby M2008 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:54 am

Columbia and NYU require a letter from the dean explaining any disciplinary actions IF you answer "Yes" to the relevant question on the application.

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Postby iwanttogotolawschool » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:56 am

Stanford
Cornell
Brooklyn
BU

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Postby rhit2004 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:56 am

A Dean's Certification is basically a form you have the Dean of Students, registrar, or some other official with access to your college records fill out. It asks simple question about if you are currently in good standing with the school, if you got in trouble while attending, if you had any lapses in your studies, etc.

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Postby snewcrash » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:01 am

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themillsman22
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Postby themillsman22 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:05 am

Good call snew.... would have done it if I knew it existed! Thx.

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Postby M2008 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:34 am

Just found out Duke also requires one before attendance if you've been disciplined. Was thinking about applying since I got the fee waiver, but now I might not since I'd have to go back to my undergrad school and ask them to write ANOTHER letter.

Stupid underage drinking.

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Postby themillsman22 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:39 am

The LSD thread wasn't entirely up to date, but I read through and tried to update accordingly for the most recent cycle. Some of the schools outside the T14 and not mentioned in this thread may not require them for this cycle. Please keep updating if you have come across schools requiring Dean's Certs. Thanks!

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Postby Pyke » Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:14 pm

I definitely didn't send one to Cornell- but the way it looked was on the form was only if you wanted a Rec from Dean.

I should email them and ask about that.

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Postby forty40 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:40 pm

Dean's cert is required to go complete at Cornell, Pyke.

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Postby Soulofheaven8 » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:45 pm

I can confirm that Cornell requires a Dean's Cert for an application to go complete.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby brizz9 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:45 am

Just wanted to give this a bump, because I had no idea that I had to submit one to Brooklyn until last week.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby legends159 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:48 pm

bumping for new cycle.

I just called and Boston University no longer requires one to go complete.

Stanford, Brooklyn law and cornell still do though regardless of whether or not you've ever been disciplined.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby rosieposie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:16 pm

bump

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby laurathenerd » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:45 pm

BYU requires a Dean's certificate too...I love how its my fall back schools that all require Dean's Certificates.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby franfair » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:46 pm

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby laurenl » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:04 pm

does washington & lee still require one? i did the app a month ago and don't remember them asking for one.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby emoticons777 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:48 pm

laurenl wrote:does washington & lee still require one? i did the app a month ago and don't remember them asking for one.


I applied and got an e-mail saying my app went complete. I sent in no cert, nor did I see a requirement to.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby jennylynn » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:08 pm

Yeah, I never saw anything from W&L that said I had to submit a Dean's cert.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby tvaddicted » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:02 pm

Just to clarify, you do not have to send dean's form with your application to Boston University...you get it after you are accepted.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby superflush » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:21 pm

jennylynn wrote:Yeah, I never saw anything from W&L that said I had to submit a Dean's cert.


+1. There's nothing on their website or in sup forms on LSAC.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby Action Jackson » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:41 pm

All schools require a Dean's Certificate to matriculate. What you're thinking about is school that ask for one prior to *acceptance*. Just to clarify.

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Re: Dean's Certificate List

Postby zapper » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:21 pm

to waive access or not to waive access? anybody know what difference it makes?




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