August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:00am to 11:55pm
The deadline for FINAL APPROVAL of an electronic Thesis or Dissertatio n by the Graduate School is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To ac cept a document for publishing on or before the deadline means that the st udent’s document has been reviewed by a graduate school employee, the doc ument has been determined to be formatted correctly AND all required pape rwork 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 su bmitted via ProQuest for the first time. It is the day where all of the r equirements must be completed. Chances are, if a document is submitted o n deadline day for the first time, the document will most likely be accep ted for Fall graduation instead of Summer.
Students are encouraged to s ubmit their document at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline. As long as the student has successfully defended the thesis or dissertation and has m ade the corrections that the committee requires, he or she may feel free to submit the document via the ProQuest website.
Students are highly enc ouraged to read and follow the Thesis and Dissertation information availab le on the Graduate School’s website at: https://grad.msu.edu/etd. This si te gives instructions on formatting, required paperwork, and how to subm it to ProQuest.
For Ph.D. students: The student’s GradPlan should be off icial and be as complete as possible prior to submitting to ProQuest.