Dean’s Certifications & Records Requests
The record of student conduct proceedings are part of a student’s educational record and are subject to educational records confidentiality laws. Student Conduct records are separate from academic transcripts.
Background releases take between 10-15 business days to complete depending on the timing during an academic year and the extent of the student/former student’s conduct record. We attempt to process your requests within the same work week, any background releases dropped off to the Dean of Students Office during the course of a week would begin to be processed on the Friday of that week.
What You Need To Know
Common Application - Transfer Registrar’s report:
You will need to complete a Dean of Students Records Request form correctly and completely. Please make sure to provide an FAU email address and a phone number that is active. FAU will fill out hard copy forms only; the steps of how to get a ‘hard copy’ of the online Common App are in the PDF Attached.
All Other Types of Transfer/Admission/Study Abroad/Reference Forms
FAU will fill out hard copy reference forms only.
Make sure that any form with fields requiring your signature to release records, have been signed and you have filled out any sections designated for the student to complete.
Requesting a Letter of Reference/Good Standing
The Dean of Students Office will provide a general notice to verify good standing, or informing the recipient of the general facts of any incidents, violations, and sanctions as applicable. Letters of reference will only be sent directly to a school or agency. Letters of reference are not eligible for office pick up, and copies will not be provided to the student.
Background Check for a Government Agent/Contractor
A signed release from the student or former student, Business card or badge number, and Contact Information is needed for the Dean of Students Office to Perform a Background Check on a current or former student.