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
After the submission is approved, have your dissertation bound if a bound dissertation is required by your program. The University Graduate School recommends the following local bindery; however, you are not limited to this business. You may use any bindery that uses the oversewn method.