Submitting Your Thesis/Dissertation
- Use the checklist below to find out what formatting is required in order for your document to be considered eligible for format checking. If your thesis/dissertation does not meet the following requirements prior to the first format check, it will be returned unchecked as an unofficial submission.
- The submitted file must be named according to the following convention:
For example: doe_john_b_201105_phd.pdf
- If you feel you have satisfied all the requirements below, proceed to the format check submission page. You must have a format check done before you can submit your official copy.
- When you have checked and double checked your theses, you may proceed to the ETD Submission Page for submission of your corrected (Format Checked) thesis or dissertation.
|It must be complete – do not submit a document with text of any kind missing.|
|It must be consistent with regard to:
|There can be no widows or orphans. All headings and subheadings must be followed by at least two lines of text (some widow/orphan protectors do not recognize this type of widow -check it manually). The first line of a paragraph cannot stand alone at the bottom of a page. The last line of a paragraph cannot stand alone at the top of a page.|
|All entries in the table of contents must match the text according to wording, capitalization, and page numbers.|
|The submitted file must be a single PDF file. Word, WordPerfect, etc. files are not acceptable.|
|The submitted file must be named according to the convention described above.|
Proceed to the Format Check if you have satisfied the above requirements.