Students applying to graduate schools, particularly law school and medical school, may be required to submit a Dean's Certification as part of their application. A Dean's Certification requires that the University indicate if any disciplinary action has been taken against the applicant while they were a student.
Applicants who need a Deans Certification should either hand deliver, mail, or fax the signed form to the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will check university records, complete the form, and mail it directly to the school. If applicants wish to mail the form personally, we ask that they please inform the secretary when dropping the form off. If the applicants wish to mail the form via Priority Mail they are welcome to provide an envelope. Otherwise, the completed certification will be mailed via regular US Mail.
Infrequently, no form is provided, in which case applicants should provide a letter authorizing the Dean of Students Office to release requested information. The applicant's name, social security number, and signature should be included in the letter. Please include your student ID number in order to expedite the process.
Verification of dates of attendance at BYU may be obtained from the Records Office (B-150 ASB). The Records Office also provides class rankings to those who have already graduated. Please allow at least five (5) working days for Deans Certification forms to be processed.