Table of Contents > Review Policy
The manuscript prepared by each student should be
fully proofread and corrected BEFORE submission online to the Graduate School. It is the primary responsibility of the thesis or dissertation committee and the student for reviewing and proofing the document before submission.As part of the submission the committee and the student must sign and certify that the electronic copy of the manuscript is a true copy of the final approved version and that it has been fully proofed and reviewed. You and your committee chairperson must sign a Committee Acceptance Form for Electronic Thesis or Dissertation and forward it to the Graduate School; your thesis or dissertation cannot be accepted unless this form has been submitted.
The Graduate School then conducts a final editorial review of each masterís thesis or doctoral dissertation to ensure that the general requirements of this manual and the studentís style guide have been met. However, the primary responsibility for reviewing a thesis or dissertation has always belonged to the student and the thesis or dissertation committee.
The Graduate Schoolís review focuses on grammar and format rather than the scholarly content, which is the responsibility of the student and committee.
The Graduate School reviews the following key areas:
If, in reviewing a manuscript, the Graduate School determines that major corrections must be made, the thesis or dissertation will be rejected for a more thorough editing and proofing by the student and the committee chair. Thereafter, a changed pdf must be re-submitted using the online electronic submission process.