Your thesis deposit is not complete until you have made all corrections requested by the Graduate College Thesis Office and have submitted all supporting items required for the deposit. All corrections and additional materials must be received in satisfactory condition by the Thesis Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline for your intended graduation period. Once the thesis or dissertation has been approved for deposit by the Graduate College, no additional changes to the document will be allowed. Note: The Graduate College does not accept emailed or hard copy thesis submissions for review or deposit.
Prepare your submission
Prepare your PDF
- The thesis must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file. See the Thesis Office FAQ for a few tips on the PDF conversion process.*
- Security settings should not be applied to the PDF file.
- The PDF file should not contain embedded multimedia.
- Do not include required supporting items for the deposit in the PDF file.
- Verify/remove inaccurate metadata by opening the file in Adobe Reader and selecting "Properties" from the File menu. On the "Description" tab, verify that the title, author name, and so on are correct.
*Note: The Thesis Office will not assist with the conversion of thesis files to PDF.
SUPPLEMENTAL APPENDIX FILES (Optional)
If you have supplemental appendix files for your thesis (video, audio, data sets, etc.), you will upload those files one at a time during the submission process. An appendix page with a brief description of the content of the supplemental file must be included in the main PDF file of the thesis. See the Graduate College thesis requirements for further information. Also note that any supplemental appendix files must be reviewed and approved by your director of research and committee, and those files will also be available in IDEALS according to the release option you choose.
ideals DEPOSIT agreement and release options
(OPTIONAL) ProQuest publishing agreement - Doctoral students only
In step 2 of the submission profile, doctoral students will be given the option to have the Graduate College send their dissertation to ProQuest for inclusion in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global and Dissertation Abstracts International databases. If you wish to send your dissertation to ProQuest, agree to the ProQuest publishing agreement during step 2. See the Release Options page for detailed information about the agreement and how your IDEALS release option will determine your ProQuest release option.
Submit your thesis
To create your thesis submission profile and submit your thesis to the Graduate College Thesis Office for review, click on the link below. (If your NetID is no longer active, you will be able to create your own temporary password once you begin the submission process.)
After you have submitted your thesis for review, you will receive a series of emails from the Graduate College Thesis Office that will notify you that we have received your thesis and alert you to any required corrections or other steps you will need to take to complete your thesis deposit. You may also check the status of our review of your thesis at any time by returning to your submission profile via the link provided above.
Your thesis deposit is not complete until you have made all corrections requested by the Graduate College Thesis Office and have submitted all supporting items required for the deposit. All corrections and additional materials must be received in satisfactory condition by the Thesis Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline for your intended graduation period.
After your deposit is complete, review our Post-deposit Considerations.