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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2006, 10:46:12 AM »
Not sure if this has been addressed...what about those of us who have been out of school for 10+ years?  Hopefully not a dumb question. 

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You still have to get them.  The Dean's cert doesn't depend on whether the person filling it out knows you from Adam.  They just want someone to certify you don't have a discipline record.

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2006, 08:45:02 AM »
This Dean certification sucks.  What if you've been out of school for a while do they still require it, or is it just for new grads?

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2006, 08:45:35 AM »
This Dean certification sucks.  What if you've been out of school for a while do they still require it, or is it just for new grads?

Still required--it's about disciplinary action more than anything.

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2006, 06:21:09 PM »
I double-checked with Columbia and they need one from every single institution where you were matriculated towards a degree.  This means that the school considered you a degree-seeking student; whether or not you were actually planning to earn a degree there is irrelevant.  If in doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry.  It doesn't take long to fill out the form and send it and it only costs you a stamp.

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2006, 02:57:08 PM »
harvard doesn't have any supplementary forms up on lsac-- when's the dean's cert coming?

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2006, 03:01:56 PM »
harvard doesn't have any supplementary forms up on lsac-- when's the dean's cert coming?

It isn't unless you're accepted.  They've changed their policy for this year.
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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2006, 03:10:03 PM »
harvard doesn't have any supplementary forms up on lsac-- when's the dean's cert coming?

It isn't unless you're accepted.  They've changed their policy for this year.

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2006, 03:18:07 PM »
What if I dropped out of graduate school and never received any degree? Do I still need a certificate from them?

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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2006, 03:52:46 PM »
Read the school's specific instructions. If it asks for a cert from every institution you ever attended, yes. If it only wants ones from those you have received a degree, no.
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Re: Dean's Certificate FAQ -- PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING A NEW THREAD
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2006, 08:59:44 AM »
What happens if the school receives your dean certification before the application start period? I sent mine out because I don't know how long it's going to take my undergrad to fill it out and send it back but now I'm worried that it will look bad if the law school receives it before they get my application.

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