Dean's Certification Letter

**This page has been updated on March 26, 2013 to reflect changes in the process of requesting Dean Certification Letters.**

Please note: The five Georgia law schools (UGA, Emory University, Georgia State University, Mercer University and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) do not require Dean Certification Letters.

Some law schools require applicants to submit a Dean’s Certification Letter, which verifies a student’s records. Four offices are involved in the certification process at the University of Georgia. The Office of the Registrar reports the enrollment verification and academic standing of the student, the Vice President for Instruction reports any violations of the University’s academic honesty policy, the Equal Opportunity Office reports on any violations of NDAH policies, and the Office of Student Conduct reports on any violations of the Code of Conduct. The Dean’s Certification process may be initiated by completing the Dean’s Certification Authorization & Routing Slip available as a PDF on the Office of Student Conduct website noted below.

Bring or mail the completed and signed Dean’s Certification Authorization & Routing Slip, along with the Dean's Certification portion of your application (if applicable), to the Office of the Registrar in 105 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, Athens, GA 30602. The form can also be submitted via fax to (706) 583-8162. Once the form has been completed by the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, and the Equal Opportunity Office, it will be sent to the Office of the Registrar for final processing and mailing. The entire process usually takes between seven to ten business days.

Please Note: Requests cannot be made over the phone, nor can they be processed without a signature.

For further information, you may visit the Office of Student Conduct website at:

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