Thesis Submission Guidelines

The first draft must be submitted electronically (i.e. Microsoft Office format) via email attachment to gradcollege@atu.edu by the date specified on the official Thesis Timeline by the Thesis Chair. The Graduate College Reader will check for form, style, and accuracy of documentation as well as for clarity and major errors in grammar.

The Graduate College Reader will return the thesis for corrections through email. The thesis student will then need to make the desired corrections and return it to the Reader via email. This procedure will be repeated until the document is error-free. The deadline for submission of the final draft may be found on the Thesis Timeline.

The Graduate College Reader will will forward a final approved PDF copy of the work to the the Library for the printing and binding process. The library will cover the cost for the printing and binding of the library and departmental copies. If a thesis student would like to purchase personal hard copies of their thesis, the Graduate College Reader will email a website link for students to order personal copies online.

Once the thesis is approved, the Reader will send ProQuest forms to the thesis student that will need to be completed by the student and then submitted to the library. The library will upload the thesis to the ProQuest website for electronic publication.

The Thesis Defense Form and Student Permission form, with all original signatures, should be brought to the Graduate College in Tomlinson 113 by the date indicated on the Thesis Timeline.