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Format Review

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. No signatures from your committee are necessary for the format review.

To submit your file for format review, go to eTD website. You will receive the results of the review by email within two weeks.

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

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