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ETD Approval Deadlines

To meet the ETD approval deadline, your manuscript must be approved by your Graduate School ETD Administrator by 5:00 PM on the deadline date listed below. To ensure you meet the deadline, we strongly recommend you upload the final document at least 5 business days prior to the deadline date. Please direct all questions regarding the approval deadline to your Graduate School ETD Administrator.

Complete the following steps to meet the ETD Approval Deadline:

  1. Upload the final and approved manuscript to the ProQuest Administrator site.
  2. Complete all requested formatting revisions.
  3. Complete and submit the ETD Access/Approval Form to your Graduate School ETD Administrator.
  4. Complete all required surveys.
  5. Your graduate school's review process is complete and your submission has been accepted. You will receive an email notification when your dissertation/thesis has been accepted.

Please see the Steps in Submission and Checklist for Graduation pages for more information.

Dissertations

ETD Approval Deadlines and Degree Conferral Dates by semester for Dissertations

Summer 2021

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
August 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM

August 31, 2021

Law School: September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM January 7, 2022

Spring 2022

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
April 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM May 15, 2022

 

Master’s Theses

ETD Approval Deadlines and Degree Conferral Dates by semester for Master’s Theses

Summer 2021

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
August 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM

August 31, 2021

Law School: September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM January 7, 2022

Spring 2022

ETD Approval Deadline Date Degree Conferred (Date on Title Page)
April 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM May 15, 2022