The Graduate School

Dissertation Information


Draft Copy Final
Fall 2017 November 14, 2017 December 1, 2017
Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 April 26, 2018
Summer 2018 July 9, 2018 July 19, 2018
Format Approval Sheet (PDF) must be submitted with the draft copy of the dissertation.
** ETD Submission Form (PDF) must be submitted with the final dissertation.


The Graduate School only requires electronic copies of your dissertation. All e-mail correspondences must be through your UNCW e-mail account.

Step 1 (Draft Copy Requirements)

  1. Have your draft formatting reviewed by your dissertation committee.
  2. E-mail a draft copy of your dissertation in PDF format to Nancy Holland at,
  3. E-mail the completed Format Approval Sheet (PDF) (signed by your committee chair) to Nancy Holland at

Step 2 (Final Thesis Requirements)

  1. E-mail your dissertation in PDF format to Nancy Holland at
  2. E-mail a copy of your signed title page to Nancy Holland at
    Hint: The signed title page can be a copy of your title page on plain paper and should be signed by your dissertation committee upon successful completion of your thesis. Take a blank printed copy of your title page (no typed committee members names) to your defense for signatures upon completion of your approved defense.
  3. E-mail your ETD Submission Form to Nancy Holland at
    Hint: The ETD Submission form does not have to be signed by your committee.