Pre-Defense to Publication: A Checklist

This detailed, step-by-step guide shows you the steps you need to take in order to maximize your journey through the Thesis Office. Following the steps in this document will greatly help you understand the Thesis Office process and effectively prepare your manuscript.

Thesis Office Walk-In Hours

In Fall 2019, the Thesis Office is instituting Thesis Office Walk-In Hours, where dissertating and thesis-writing students can come in to work with a Thesis Editor, ask questions, and work in a quiet space with other writing students. Thesis Office Walk-In Hours are held at the Graduate School Offices, 302 Park Building ( on Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, from August 28 to November 13.


We can provide expedited processing for students who anticipate meeting a specific deadline. Follow this link for more information on expediting your manuscript.


How to Avoid Format Rejection

Deadlines and Defense

This video gives an overview of the Thesis Office deadlines, the correct procedure for getting through the editing process, and handy tips for preparing your submission.

Manuscript Tracking

Refer to this video to learn how to navigate the Thesis Office’s online tracking tool to determine where your manuscript is in the Thesis Editor’s reading queue.

Word Template

This video walks you through the basics of the Thesis Office’s Word Template for theses and dissertations.