Once you’ve finalized your dissertation, your instructions for submission vary depending on whether your degree is conferred through IU or Purdue.
Purdue Dissertation Submission
The Graduate School at Purdue University details submission options for dissertations on its website.The Graduate School at Purdue University
IU Dissertation Submission
Pay careful attention to the deadlines for each of these steps.
Complete the steps below, in order, to submit your dissertation.
Defend your dissertation.How to schedule your defense
Once you are ready to begin the submission process, email the IU Graduate School recorder in the IUPUI Graduate Office to schedule a format check. The scheduling of this appointment is mostly determined by the post-defense revisions required by your committee, but should take place well in advance of your expected graduation date to avoid delay. Submit the following for the format check:
- Committee approved dissertation
- Copy of the signed acceptance page
- Copy of the signed abstract
IUPUI students must submit the fully approved and formatted dissertation to ProQuest, which will automatically upload it to ScholarWorks upon ProQuest approval. Make sure you read all submission instructions before attempting to submit through ProQuest.ProQuest
You’ll need to decide if you want to register your copyright. Copyright registration is optional, and there is a fee associated with ProQuest.
Once at the site, select “Submit my dissertation/thesis,” and follow the instructions. Email the following to the University Graduate School Recorder:
- Confirmation of electronic submission and fee receipt
If you choose to order a bound copy that will accept dissertation and thesis orders, a list of binderies can be found in the attached document "Dissertation and Thesis Bound Copies: Bindery Information." This is in no way an endorsement of services by Indiana University, it is simply a courtesy to our graduate students.
Students must work with the individual binderies to obtain pricing and the document transfer logistics required for each.
If the bindery does not have its own print press, ask for print shop recommendations.