Timeframe for Dean Certification Requests

Dean's Certification requests may take 10-14 business days to process. Please plan ahead.

Dean's Certifications

A Dean’s Certification is a statement of an applicant’s academic and disciplinary record, or lack thereof. If you are applying to transfer or going on to Law School, Medical School, or Graduate School, you may require a Dean’s Certification. Other special circumstances, such as applying for the Bar Association or applying for positions with the government may also require a Dean’s Certification. Dean’s Certifications often have other names at other institutions – Dean’s Report, Transfer Report, etc. – These all will need a request from Academic Services. Please see below for more information regarding the process.

For students who are applying to transfer:

  • If you are applying to an institution that uses the Common Application, you will need our office to fill out your “Transfer College Report” (part of the "Common App"), along with requesting a Dean’s Certification. 
  • Some schools have their own form that needs to be filled out, along with requesting a Dean’s Certification. Other schools only require a Dean’s Certification. 

For students who are applying to Law School, Medical School, or Graduate School:

  • Some schools have their own form that needs to be filled out, along with requesting a Dean’s Certification. Other schools only require a Dean’s Certification. 

For students who have other situations that require a Dean’s Certification:

  • You may have a form that needs to be filled out, along with requesting a Dean’s Certification. In other situations only a Dean’s Certification is required. 

Process for requesting a Dean’s Certification:

  • Fill out this form - https://goo.gl/EEzN5A (Must be logged in with Brandeis credentials!).
  • Submit any additional forms (e.i., Mid-Term Reports, etc.) to the main reception desk of Academic Services, or scan and e-mail to acserv@brandeis.edu.
  • All documents will be sent to the college(s) you are applying to once they are processed by our office.
  • Paperwork is sent via US Postal Mail at no charge, or to an e-mail address, if provided.

Please contact acserv@brandeis.edu with any other questions!