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Dean’s Certificates

Dean's Certificates

For a currently enrolled JD student who plans to sit for the Illinois bar examination immediately following graduation, the law school will automatically issue the Dean’s Certificate after the Registrar verifies that the student has completed all requirements to earn the JD degree and that a diploma can be issued. A student does not need to make any additional request.

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Other individuals who need a Dean’s Certificate should submit an online request and attach the appropriate State Bar document, if required. Former students will be required to register a new account in order to access and complete the online request form. Please submit your request in a timely manner, as certificates generally take at least three business days to complete. The Registrar’s Office transmits the certificate directly to the board of bar examiners. An individual who wishes to receive a courtesy copy of the completed Dean’s Certificate should make this request in the Additional Comments section of the online form. Please be sure to include your desired method of delivery for the courtesy copy: email or mail.