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How to Use the eDisseration/eThesis Center

Student selects “eDissertation/eThesis Center” from Student Center tab, under the “Academic” drop down.

Note:  Students must apply to graduate and enroll in the program they are submitting, before they can access the eDissertation/eThesis Center in Axess,.  The submission portal opens  on the first day of instruction each quarter.

For submission deadlines, including the complete preparation instructions, please see the main Dissertation and Thesis Submission page.

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Next Step: click on the "Submit Dissertation/Thesis" link,

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Next Step: In the Review/Edit dissertation information box, review and update each pre-submission requirement.

Note: If the status is not valid or complete for items 4 or 5, check with your department who maintains student candidacy and milestones.

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Next Step: After updating the status of all 6 pre-submission requirements, the "Proceed to Dissertation/Thesis Submission" button will become ungrayed.  Clicking the button will redirect you to your submit page.  We recommend that you bookmark the submit page for future reference, as it will contain the PURL to your completed submission.

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Student completes 5 steps on the submission page:

 Step 1: Verify your citation details.

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Step 2: Enter your abstract.

Note:  Please avoid cutting and pasting paragraphs, text or special characters into this field, as it may carry over embedded formatting.    

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Step 3: Upload your disertation. 

Important Note: It is important to remove both the copyright page 'ii' and signature page 'iii' in the electronic dissertation/thesis before uploading and final submission.

Following the title page (which is not physically numbered but counts as 'i'), page numbering should start with 'iv' at the Abstract (or a blank page with 'iv', if your document is formatted for double-sided printing and you want the Abstract to start on a right-hand page). The Library will automatically insert both the copyright page (ii) and signature page (iii) into your electronic copy of the dissertation. For further instructions on properly formatting your preliminary pages, see the Order and Content and Pagination sections of the Directions for Preparing Electronic Doctoral Dissertations.  

Additionally, when selecting a file name for your PDF, please keep in mind the following file naming requirements, and examples of allowable files names.

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Step 4: Upload permissions.

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Step 5: Apply copyright and license term.

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After completing Step 5, students may click on the "Submit to Registrar" button, and finish submitting the D.M.A final project, Engineer thesis, or doctoral dissertation.

Important Note:  Once approved by the Registrar's Office, submissions are considered final, and students are not allow to re-submit, change or modify the dissertation in anyway. Students are also not allowed to submit in Axess, then re-apply to graduate and resubmit at a later time, during a future quarter. Since the D.M.A final project, dissertation, or thesis must be submitted during the quarter in which the student graduates, please speak with your department's Student Services officer if you are still deciding when to graduate and therefore submit in Axess.  

 

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