Dean's Certification and Transfer College Report

Dean's Certification

A Dean's Certification is a verification of your dates of attendance and graduation, and whether you have been subject to any academic or disciplinary actions or proceedings while a student at the college. This verification is usually requested by graduate schools (particularly law schools and medical schools), state bar associations, governement agencies, or independent agencies when applying for admission or employment.

Many (but not all) schools ask applicants for a Dean's Certification Form. Typically, the institution or agency to which you are applying will provide you with a Dean's Certification form that will need to be completed by your undergraduate institution. Students applying to transfer to another undergraduate institution may also be asked to submit a Dean's Certification.

Requesting a Dean's Certification

The Dean's Certification is not a recommendation.  The person completing the Dean's Certification does not need to know or meet the applicant. Be sure to fill out the applicant's portion of these forms, before providing them to our office. We can accept forms in person, by mail, or email.

Please allow at least 7-10 business days for this form to be processed. Once processed, it will be sent directly to the institution(s). If you know you have a disciplinary file, please allow three weeks (15 business days) for your request to be processed. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to speak with the Director of Community Standards before any information about your case is released.

**For verification of grades and/or transcripts, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Transfer College Report

If you are applying to a school that uses the The Common Application, you will need to provide us with your "Transfer College Report". Please be sure to provide the name of the school and full mailing address for each institution to which the form should be sent.

Requesting a Transfer College Report

The Transfer College Report is not a recommendation.  The person completing the Transfer College Report does not need to know or meet the applicant. Be sure to fill out the applicant's portion of these forms, before providing them to our office. We can accept forms in person, by mail, or email.

Please allow at least 7-10 business days for this form to be processed. Once processed, it will be sent directly to the institution(s). If you know you have a disciplinary file, please allow three weeks (15 business days) for your request to be processed. In some cases, it may be necessary for you to speak with the Director of Community Standards before any information about your case is released.

**For verification of grades and/or transcripts, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Submitting Requests and Forms

By Email:

communitystandards@amherst.edu

By Webform:

Please use the webform below to upload your form and submit your request.

 

 

Request to Complete a Dean's Certification or a Transfer College Report

By submitting this form, I authorize Amherst College to send my Dean Certification or my Transfer College Report to the institution listed below. I understand that it could take 7-10 business days to process my request, or longer if I have a disciplinary history.

Please provide the complete mailing address for each and all institutions where you would like the Transfer College Report to be sent.
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