Checklist for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Submission

This checklist is designed to assist you as you prepare to electronically submit your thesis or dissertation. It is your responsibility to ensure that all requirements are met and that your ETD has been completed and submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Checklist for Submission

  • Does the title on the thesis or dissertation match the title on your M-form, exactly?
  • Does the title meaningfully describe the content of the thesis or dissertation?
  • Are words in the title substituted for formulae and symbols?
  • Is every page of the document numbered correctly, as indicated in the table of contents (except the title page, which should be counted, but not numbered)?
  • Have you correctly spelled the names of your major professor and dissertation committee members in your manuscript and on the ETD submission site?
  • Are all charts, graphs, formulas and other non-text materials perfectly legible in the PDF version of the thesis or dissertation? 
  • Does your document contain only 8 1/2 x 11 size pages?
  • Has the PDF conversion gone smoothly and is it free of formatting errors?
  • Is the PDF manuscript free of blank pages?  If you wish to leave a blank page, be sure to label it “This Page Intentionally Left Blank”.
  • If the thesis or dissertation is to be copyrighted by ProQuest, have you indicated this in the online agreement form?
  • If you want to delay the release of your thesis or dissertation in the UBIR and ProQuest, have you submitted a Request for Embargo (Delayed Release) of Thesis or Dissertation form to the Graduate School, as required?

Submission Deadlines

For degree conferral on: Feb. 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 Aug. 31, 2021
Submit ETD by: Jan. 15, 2021 May 14, 2021 Aug. 13, 2021