Student Conduct Student Affairs

Dean’s Certification Process

What is a Dean’s Certification?

A Dean’s Certification (or disciplinary clearance) is a verification of your student conduct record. This verification is usually requested by law schools, medical schools, travel abroad programs, state bar associations, government agencies or independent agencies when you are applying for admissions or employment. Typically, the institution or agency you are applying to, or seeking employment from, will provide you with a Dean’s Certification (or disciplinary clearance) document that will need to be completed by an Auburn University conduct officer. Please make sure to complete the form accurately as incomplete or inaccurate information will delay the processing of this document. To process a Dean’s Certification, we must have signed authorization from the student.

Requesting a Dean’s Certification

To process your Dean’s Certification (or disciplinary clearance), Auburn University students and alumni must submit one of the following forms:

  1. Dean’s Certification Request Form
  2. The verification document provided by the prospective institution or place of employment

These forms may be submitted in any of the following ways:

  1. In Person at the Student Conduct Office, Auburn University Student Center, Suite 1206
  2. Via Email to
  3. Via Mail:
    Attention: Dean’s Certification
    Auburn University
    Student Conduct
    255 Heisman Drive, Suite 1206
    Auburn, AL 36849
  4. Via Fax:
    Send to 334-844-1132, Auburn University Student Conduct; Dean’s Certification Request

Frequently Asked Questions

The processing time to complete the Dean’s Certification is approximately 5-7 business days.

No, Student Conduct only verifies your student conduct record. If your Dean’s Certification requires an academic verification, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar at 334-844-2544,

In order to obtain academic records or transcript, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 334-844-2544,

No, we do not currently charge for Dean’s Certification. However, if you would like for us to return the completed paperwork via mail, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

If the institution does not have a disciplinary clearance form, please complete the Dean’s Certification Request Form and we will send written confirmation of your disciplinary record via a letter from Student Conduct.

No, only requests received in person, or via email, mail or fax will be processed.

Last modified: January 24, 2023