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Dean's Certification

While many students request a Dean’s Certification while applying to other schools or study abroad programs, a student could request a certification for many reasons (including state certification boards, state bars, employment, etc.).  If you are applying to graduate school or transferring, you may be informed that you need to have a Dean's Certification form completed. You may also be given a form from the entity to complete to authorize the release of your record.  The Office of Student Conduct works in conjunction with the Academic Dean's Offices to complete all certification forms.* 

To obtain your Dean's Certification, fill out the Dean's Certification request form at this link:

Request a Dean's Certification and Conduct Check

If your school has provided a form for completion, please sign the form BEFORE YOU SUBMIT IT to the Office of Student Conduct. Please upload it with your Dean's Certification request (with the online form above) or mail it to:

Tulane University
Office of Student Conduct
6823 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

Tips for Filling out the Application Form

You may have concerns about what impact your disciplinary record may have on your application. Having a disciplinary record does not necessarily mean that you won't get into the graduate program of your choice. The reality is that a large number of Tulane students have had a minor conduct case during their college tenure. The Office of Student Conduct oversees more than 1,000 cases a year, so you are not alone.

Tip 1: The most important thing for you to do is to honestly and accurately respond to the questions posed to you on the application. If you are unsure of how to answer the questions, you may contact the Office of Student Conduct at (504) 865-5516 or conduct@tulane.edu. Our office will respond to any inquiries honestly but positively to place you in the best position possible.

While every graduate program is different, most schools review an applicant's conduct record for serious incidents or patterns of behavior. Generally, the university does not report out on minor violations, including Educational Conferences and those that resulted in only a warning. If you have been involved in a serious incident or have multiple conduct offenses, your application may receive additional scrutiny. 

Tip 2: It is likely to help your application if you can demonstrate that you have learned from the experience and took steps to address any underlying problems that caused you to engage in the conduct at issue.

If you have questions about the information on your disciplinary record, you may contact our office.

Tip 3. Please make sure you have an accurate name, email address or mailing address of the recipient reflected in your request.  Requests that can be completed using an email address are completed in the most expedited fashion.

Tip 4: You can submit College Report/Common App & Coalition Reports via the link above. Note that some institutions require their own forms, so please make sure you send the correct form for processing.

Tip 5: If you are applying to multiple institutions that require certain forms (i.e., Coalition App, College Report/Common App) please specify which form goes to which school. 

Tip 6: If you are seeking a Tulane transcript, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Tip 7: Schools typically require that Dean's Certifications and forms come directly from a Tulane official, so you may not see the final document. If you have questions about the information on your disciplinary records, you may contact our office

 

If you are visiting this page because you are seeking information about a current or former Tulane student, please have that student fill out a Dean’s Certification request, which will be submitted directly to the university.  Please be aware that the university generally does not release records for minor incidents, including those that are categorized as an Educational Conference or result in only a Warning.

*Conduct records are educational records protected by FERPA. As such, the Office of Student Conduct does not share information regarding conduct records with anyone outside of Tulane without a student's written consent, except in certain limited circumstances.

Tulane University FERPA Policy