Dean's Certification

Instructions and Information

  • The certification process for law school, FIPC, State Boards of Law Examiners, medical/veterinary school, etc. is a two-step process at Rice University. The Office of the Registrar is designated to handle the first step, responding to academic questions. The Office of Student Judicial Programs will handle the second step, responding to questions about disciplinary records. Once the academic questions have been answered, the Registrar's Office will forward the certification form to Student Judicial Programs to have the disciplinary questions answered. Student Judicial Programs will then return the completed form to the Registrar's Office for final submission.
  • Please allow ten business days for processing. Please remember that the University is closed the last two weeks of December.
  • Each certification form can be sent by email to Please include in your request your Rice ID number, the name of the entity/institution requesting the information, and the email address where the completed certification form needs to be submitted. Your completed form will be submitted directly to the entity/institution and not to the student.


Q: What is the name of the Director of Student Judicial Programs?
A: The name of the Director of Student Judicial Programs is Kamran Riaz.

Q: Do I need to meet with the Director of Student Judicial Programs or any other University administrator in order to get my certification form processed?
A: No. There is no need to meet with the Director or any other administrator.

Q: What other forms/materials do I need to submit with the certification form?
A: Please submit the certification form that needs to be completed; and be sure to include your Rice ID number, the name of the entity/institution requesting the information, and the email address where the completed certification form needs to be submitted.

Q: Will Rice submit the forms to the school for me?
A: Yes. Once the Registrar's Office and Student Judicial Programs have completed the certification form, the Registrar's Office will submit the form to the email address you provided.

Q: How can I request a copy of my disciplinary record?
A: Please submit this request by email to Student Judicial Programs at A completed consent form must be submitted, along with a copy of your photo identification.

Q: Is there a certification form processing fee?
A: No. Rice does not charge for processing certification forms.

Q: If I have a disciplinary and/or academic probation record at Rice, what happens after Student Judicial Programs and/or the Registrar’s Office checks the affirmative boxes on the certification form?
A: For any affirmative responses to disciplinary questions, Student Judicial Programs may be asked to provide a letter of explanation to accompany the form. The student may be asked to provide information through the application process as well. For affirmative responses to academic standing questions, the Registrar’s Office will provide a copy of Rice’s academic standing policy ( The copy will note which terms you were on academic probation, provisional registration, and/or suspension; no further explanatory statement will be provided.

Q: Does Rice provide a student’s GPA and class rank to other schools?
A: Rice will provide a student's GPA only if it is asked for on the certification form. Class rank is not calculated for any purpose.

Q: The institution/entity to which I am applying claims that it did not receive my certification form. What should I do?
A: Please send an email to the Registrar's Office at for any questions about submission. Please note that processing time for each entity/institution varies; therefore, please allow sufficient time for processing before contacting Rice. Neither Student Judicial Programs nor the Registrar’s office will be responsible for delays or misdirection if the contact information provided in the request is incorrect.

Q: If I want to check the status of my certification form, whom do I contact?
A: Please allow 30 business days after submitting your certification request before contacting Rice. The Registrar’s Office can be reached at or (713) 348-4999. Please provide your name, Rice student ID number, telephone number, and email address when making inquiries. Student Judicial Programs can be reached at