Every student planning to file and graduate must submit a dissertation/thesis for format review at least two weeks prior to the final filing deadline . The format review is uploaded via the ProQuest ETD website . Please complete all the required screens and SUBMIT your document online. For additional information visit our ProQuest ETD FAQ page . Graduate Division staff will review your submission and identify any formatting issues. We will communicate with you via email regarding necessary changes to the document. If a second upload is required, you will be notified once the formatting has been approved and no further changes are needed. This is an important step to ensure your document is ready by the final filing deadline .
Part Two consists of a private discussion between the student and committee members (45 minutes). This conversation offers the opportunity for further questions and more detailed discussion, candid evaluation, recommendations for revision, and suggestions for future plans for publication.
Immediately after the conversation, the committee will confer privately to decide whether or not to ask for specific revisions before final submission. If revisions are deemed necessary, the committee chair will be responsible for evaluating the revisions and approving the dissertation in its final form.