Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

On March 11th the University announced that beginning March 16th instruction for all students will be moving to a remote delivery format. On March 18th, it was announced that the University is extending remote course delivery through the spring semester. Learn more at gradschool.psu.edu/covid19.

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community members, the Graduate School has adjusted its operations to a remote format. Official business is being conducted by email, phone or videoconference until further notice. MORE INFO>

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What to submit and how to submit it

The format review is a chance for Office of Theses and Dissertations staff to take a preliminary look at your thesis or dissertation to check for formatting errors. The goal is to ensure that you are following the requirements set forth in the Thesis and Dissertation Guide.

Please submit as complete a draft as possible, including:

  • front matter (title page, committee page, abstract, etc.)
  • several chapters
  • back matter (references, appendices)

The draft submitted for format review does not have to be the final version, but you must submit more than just a few pages in order to complete the format review requirements. 

To submit your file for format review, go to eTD website

Format review deadlines and other information can be found on the Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Information web page.