The Graduate School

Dissertation Information


Zoom Hour Appointments

Please email gradthesis@uncw.edu to request an appointment based on the below time slots. (The below meetings are for front matter formatting only.)

Jan-Feb Appointment as Needed
March Tuesday: 9am-11am  Wednesday: 9-11am
April 15 - Final Deadline

Tuesday: 9am-12pm Wednesday: 9am-11am Thursday: 9am-10am

If any of the times above are not able to be used, please email gradthesis@uncw.edu to request a different day/time.

Deadlines

Deadlines
Draft Copy Final
Spring 2022 04/15/2022 05/06/2022
Summer 2022 07/20/2022 07/27/2022
Fall 2022 11/17/2022 12/8/2022
* Format Approval Sheet (PDF) must be submitted with the draft copy of the thesis.
** ETD Submission Form (PDF) must be submitted with the final thesis.
Note: Draft copy of thesis and final thesis should be emailed to the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu in PDF format using your UNCW e-mail only.

Procedures

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 the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu,
  3. E-mail the completed Format Approval Sheet (PDF) (signed by your committee chair) to the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu

Step 2 (Final Thesis Requirements)

  1. E-mail your dissertation in PDF format to the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu.
  2. E-mail a copy of your signed title page to the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu
    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 the Graduate School at gradthesis@uncw.edu
    Hint: The ETD Submission form does not have to be signed by your committee.

 Step 3 (Uploading Dissertation to Proquest-Beginning Summer 2020)

  1. Create an account on the ProQuest submission site http://www.etdadmin.com/uncw. Be sure to use an email address that you check regularly (including your junk/spam folder) to prevent delays. Once the account is confirmed, you can log in and complete the following steps at any time.
  2. Read and review the information on the ProQuest Instructions page to answer any questions that you may have as you prepare to submit your thesis or dissertation.  Read and agree to the ProQuest Publishing Agreement.
  3. Choose whether or not to include your dissertation in the university institutional repository SeahawkDOCKS.
  4. Provide the requested contact information. Be sure to include current, accurate information.
  5. Provide the requested information on the ProQuest Dissertation/Thesis Details page.
  6. Upload the PDF file of your thesis or dissertation and then any supplemental files (optional), such as data files, graphics, and music or video files. See PDF FAQs for more information.
  7. Choose whether or not you would like ProQuest to file a copyright on your behalf.
  8. Choose whether or not you would like to order printed copies of your document (you may order your copies through the ProQuest site at the time of submission or at a later date).
  9. Pay for any applicable fees with a credit card.
  10. Submit your document using the Submit Dissertation/Thesis button.