The deadline for FINAL APPROVAL of an electronic Thesis or Dissertation by the Graduate School is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To accept a document for publishing on or before the deadline means that the student’s document has been reviewed by a graduate school employee, the document has been determined to be formatted correctly AND all required paperwork has been turned in to the Graduate School PRIOR TO the deadline date and time. Deadline day is not just the day that the document is to be submitted via ProQuest for the first time. It is the day where all of the requirements must be completed. Chances are, if a document is submitted on deadline day for the first time, the document will most likely be accepted for Fall graduation instead of Summer.
- Students are encouraged to submit their document at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline. As long as the student has successfully defended the thesis or dissertation and has made the corrections that the committee requires, he or she may feel free to submit the document via the ProQuest website.
- Students are highly encouraged to read and follow the Thesis and Dissertation information available on the Graduate School’s website at: https://grad.msu.edu/etd. This site gives instructions on formatting, required paperwork, and how to submit to ProQuest.
- For Ph.D. students: The student’s GradPlan should be official and be as complete as possible prior to submitting to ProQuest.