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Dean's Certifications

Applications to professional schools sometimes require a "Dean’s Certification Form" to be completed and signed by a dean or other school official at MIT. If you are applying to a professional program that requires this type of certification, the Registrar’s Office can coordinate completion of the form for you.

Completion of a dean’s certification form usually involves a check of your disciplinary record. Please note that we do not report academic probations, warnings, or required withdrawals, and we do not respond to questions regarding your general character. The disciplinary records are housed in another office on campus. Therefore, processing the form can take up to two weeks. We will make every effort to process your forms quickly, but please be sure to plan ahead.

How to Order

You will first need to obtain the dean's certification form from the school to which you are applying. Then, submit it to the Registrar’s Office in 5-119 (open Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) in person, by fax, or by mail.

To submit by fax or mail, please send the dean’s certification form along with a completed request for dean’s certification. In lieu of this request form, you may submit a cover letter which includes the following:

Some schools require that we send the forms directly to them, others prefer that it be sent back to you and that you submit it with your other application materials. Please read your instructions carefully and include this information on your request form or cover letter. All forms will be sealed in an envelope with a signature across the back flap.

If you are submitting forms from multiple schools, it is not necessary to include a cover letter for each. Please simply list the names and addresses of the schools and provide instructions for each on a single request form or cover letter, if possible.

Submit your request and the dean’s certification form(s) to the Registrar’s Office at:

Dean’s Certifications
Registrar's Office
MIT 5-119
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Fax: (617) 253-7459

Questions? We may be reached by phone at (617) 253-2658 or by email.