Dean’s Certification for Transfer and Graduate Forms
Common Application/ Dean’s Certification/Transfer Forms
Instructions and Information
The Dean of Students Office frequently receives requests from students to complete Certification/Transfer forms for law schools, graduate schools, State Boards of Law Examiners, medical/veterinary school, etc. These forms typically ask for certification of a student’s enrollment, academic standing, and disciplinary standing at Temple University.
Submit your request here.
Q: Do I need to meet with the Dean of Students or any other university administrator in order to get my certification form processed?
A: No, forms are accepted and processed exclusively online. Please make sure to fill out your section of the form and sign where/if indicated.
Q: Can I fax or email a certification form?
A: We will accept emailed forms. We do not accept faxes.
Q: How will the certification form be delivered to the institutions?
A: Your forms will be electronically submitted via email to each college/university you request.
Q: Is there a certification form processing fee?
Q: If I have a disciplinary and/or academic probation record at Temple, what happens?
A: For any affirmative responses to disciplinary questions, the Dean of Students Office must provide a letter of explanation to accompany the form. Questions pertaining to academic standing may be addressed on the Certification Form and also via the official university transcript.
Q: Will I have any input into the letter of explanation regarding my disciplinary record?
A: No. The Dean of Students Office will draft a response that includes the date(s) of your student conduct hearing(s), a listing of the student conduct code violation(s) you were found responsible for violating, and the sanction(s) that you received.
Q: Will I have any input into the information regarding my academic standing?
A: Your transcript will reflect your academic standing.
Q: If no Dean’s Certification Form is provided by the school/entity to which I am applying, but some type of disciplinary clearance is required, what should I do?
A: Almost every institution will accept the Common App College Report. In general, we do not create an individual disciplinary clearance letter.
Q: The institution/entity to which I am applying claims that it did not receive my certification form. What should I do?
A: Contact the Dean of Students Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding when the form was emailed.
Q: If I want to check the status of my certification forms, whom do I contact?
A: Email the Dean of Students Office at email@example.com