A letter to dean can vary from school to school, but all letters should contain at least the following basic information: identifying information, unique characteristics, academic history, academic progress and a summary. A letter to the dean is typically used for a special request.
A letter to the dean should be a formal letter that is formatted and addressed properly and clearly provides information. A letter to the dean requires careful crafting in order for the student to make his case as proper and persuasive as possible. The dean should be addressed by full name, position and other proper titles for the individual person on the outside of the letter, and inside the letter the dean should be addressed as Dr. (name) or Dean (name). The better-presented the letter is, the greater chance a student has of convincing the dean to accept his request.