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triplem25
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Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby triplem25 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:38 pm

When is it too early to send a dean's certification? I want to send it in August so that I can get my application complete sooner. Do I need to wait till apps come out?

Also, has anyone noticed on Stanford's updated JD admissions procedures for this app cycle, they don't have any form for school specific letters? (website: http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/deg ... plication/)

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby dkt4 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:54 pm

they had a school specific letter form? maybe i'm remembering incorrectly, but i thought they had a school specific teacher evaluation (it was optional i think). wrt the dean's cert, why would you send it in before your application? just send in the rest of your stuff and drop it off at the dean's office...no need to explain to them how long to wait and hoping they actually remember to do so.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby nids333 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:38 pm

triplem25 wrote:When is it too early to send a dean's certification? I want to send it in August so that I can get my application complete sooner. Do I need to wait till apps come out?

Also, has anyone noticed on Stanford's updated JD admissions procedures for this app cycle, they don't have any form for school specific letters? (website: http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/deg ... plication/)



I think it might be posted when the application is released on September 1, 2011.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby bball1997 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:27 pm

There is one they have online that is labeled 2011 formB. I'm sure getting this in to my school's administration now would result in them getting it turned in earlier. I just don't want to wait until September, give it to them, and then not have them send it in until November or December. With that said, I also don't want to turn in the wrong form.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby freestallion » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:58 pm

bball1997 wrote:There is one they have online that is labeled 2011 formB. I'm sure getting this in to my school's administration now would result in them getting it turned in earlier. I just don't want to wait until September, give it to them, and then not have them send it in until November or December. With that said, I also don't want to turn in the wrong form.


I have the same fear, and someone else on this forum told me you *can* send in the certifications earlier than September. The schools will apparently save it for you until they get the rest of your application.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby bball1997 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:13 pm

freestallion wrote:
bball1997 wrote:There is one they have online that is labeled 2011 formB. I'm sure getting this in to my school's administration now would result in them getting it turned in earlier. I just don't want to wait until September, give it to them, and then not have them send it in until November or December. With that said, I also don't want to turn in the wrong form.


I have the same fear, and someone else on this forum told me you *can* send in the certifications earlier than September. The schools will apparently save it for you until they get the rest of your application.


That sounds good. I guess I'll check on September 1st to make sure the form doesn't suddenly change, but I'll start the process now.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby nids333 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:19 pm

I spoke with a Stanford representative at an LSAC forum, and she said to send this in as soon as possible. They basically have a pile of them and will add them into one's file come September.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby bball1997 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:22 pm

nids333 wrote:I spoke with a Stanford representative at an LSAC forum, and she said to send this in as soon as possible. They basically have a pile of them and will add them into one's file come September.


Thanks for the info.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby kulshan » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:11 pm

Is Stanford the only T6 school that requires this prior to admission?

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby dkt4 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:31 pm

kulshan wrote:Is Stanford the only T6 school that requires this prior to admission?


Think so, I may not be remembering correctly though

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby dc1s » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:33 pm

kulshan wrote:Is Stanford the only T6 school that requires this prior to admission?


Yale

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby SA1928 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:16 pm

It looks as though Yale is not requiring a Dean's Cert as part of the application this year -

"After an applicant is admitted, Yale Law School requires as a prerequisite to deposit a Dean's Certification Form from each college or university degree program in which an applicant is, or has been, enrolled, regardless of whether a degree was awarded. More information about Dean's Certifications is included in the materials sent to admitted students."

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:14 pm

I had my Dean's Certs sent in early-mid August. No issues.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:19 pm

Can it be faxed over?

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby MumofCad » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:02 am

I called both Stanford and Yale. They both assured I could send them in at anytime and they would keep them for my application.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby oregon000 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:11 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Can it be faxed over?

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby dkt4 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:42 pm

call them and ask...

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby JustSomebody » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:47 pm

What is the standard procedure for waiving/not waiving rights to access Dean's Certificates? Is it like the LORs where everybody should waive? Or do most people not waive their rights? Does not waiving look bad to law schools?

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:48 pm

JustSomebody wrote:What is the standard procedure for waiving/not waiving rights to access Dean's Certificates? Is it like the LORs where everybody should waive? Or do most people not waive their rights? Does not waiving look bad to law schools?


Just waive it all.

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby instantwonton » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi! I have a question about Dean's Certifications also. When I was in college, I was at a party that got busted for drinking. I was underage at the party, so I got written up even though I was not caught drinking. I was never actually disciplined, but I did receive a formal warning letter. Is this something that I would have to indicate to the schools that I am applying to? It seems so trivial that it wouldn't be necessary, but if it is something that they would want me to come forward with, I wouldn't want to get docked for withholding it. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:36 am

Seems like some people last year had already sent the Dean's Cert in at this point. I can't even find a mention of it on Stanford's website. Has anyone made any progress on this?

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Re: Stanford Dean's Certification

Postby soj » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:42 am

bernaldiaz wrote:Seems like some people last year had already sent the Dean's Cert in at this point. I can't even find a mention of it on Stanford's website. Has anyone made any progress on this?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/degrees/jd/jd_application/




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