Graduate Division

Instructions for Electronic Submission


Step One:


Student submits final PDF version of thesis/dissertation to the Proquest/UMI website and completes entire on-line submission process at the link provided below. The Library Archives will send a verification e-mail stating your submission has been received and is under review. This e-mail confirms the initial submission has been received, it is not the final approval

Step Two:

Submit all required forms to the Graduate Division, 120 Aldrich Hall; the following forms are required:

Ph.D. Dissertation Required Forms

Master's Thesis Required Forms

Step Three:
Graduate Division
120 Aldrich Hall
(Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5pm)

Once student arrives with forms, a Graduate Division staff member will:

  • Verify all required forms are present.
  • If all the required forms are present:
    • The forms will be accepted and date stamped (date will be the student's individual graduation date).
    • The Graduate Division will notify the Library Archives to complete review process for final approval
  • If any of the required forms are missing, the staff member will inform the student they cannot accept the packet until all requried forms are submitted.
  • If thesis/dissertation packet is accepted, the student will be informed that his/her forms have been accepted and that this stage of the process is complete.

Step Four:
Library Archives

  • Approves Proquest/UMI ETD submission
  • Sends e-mail to the student and administrators verifying the ETD submission has been sent to UMI.

Step Five:
Graduate Division

  • Completes degree conferral process and sends degree certification letter to the student if requested.

If you need additional information, please contact:

Andrea Bannigan
Student Affairs Officer
Graduate Division
120 Aldrich Hall
Zot code 3180