The Graduate School

Thesis Information



Draft Copy Final
Summer 2021 July 15, 2021 July 23, 2021
Fall 2021 November 11, 2021 December 2, 2021
* 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 Nancy Holland at in PDF format using your UNCW e-mail only.


The Graduate School only requires electronic copies of your thesis or 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 thesis committee.
  2. E-mail a draft copy of your thesis in PDF format to,
  3. E-mail the completed  Format Approval Sheet (PDF) (signed by your committee chair) to

Step 2 (Final Thesis Requirements)

  1. E-mail your thesis in PDF format to
  2. E-mail a copy of your signed title page to
    Hint: The signed title page can be a copy of your title page on plain paper and should be signed by your thesis 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
    Hint: The ETD Submission form does not have to be signed by your committee.