Graduate schools, professional schools, prospective employers and some programs (e.g. study abroad, military officer forms) may require a dean’s recommendation as part of the application or admission process. A "dean's recommendation" might also be called a dean's letter, certification, or letter of good standing. Students should review their applications to assess the need for a dean’s recommendation.
The LSA Office of the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Academic Affairs is responsible for providing dean’s recommendations on behalf of the college for all LSA students. Currently enrolled students and alumni with a valid umich.edu email address may find the form to request a dean’s recommendation here. Alumni and inactive students without valid umich.edu email addresses may use the form here.
All dean’s recommendations are sent electronically. Processing can take up to two weeks at periods of peak demand.
Note: If a form requires the evaluation of intended course elections elsewhere — for example, if you are applying to a study abroad program which asks how your elections there might fulfill degree requirements here — you first need to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your program goals and plans.