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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Final Submission Approval Instructions

To the student : You must email the link to this page to your chair and committee or direct them to these instructions on the DTO Web site. Plan ahead. You must do this in advance of the deadline posted at the DTO Web site, and you are responsible for ensuring your chair and committee members have sent approval, per the instructions below.

To the chair and committee : To approve your student's dissertation or thesis, you must agree to the "Final Submission Approval" statement below. We must receive your electronic approval on or before the deadline posted at the DTO Web site.

If you do not agree with any of the language in the "Final Submission Approval" statement, do not
submit the statement to the DTO.

"Final Submission Approval" statement for:
We certify that the dissertation/thesis of the following student meets the required standards of scholarship of the university and the student's graduate degree program and is ready to be reviewed. In approving this dissertation/thesis, we agree that the student named above has incorporated into the document all additions and/or corrections required by this committee, that the document has been proofread and edited, and that it follows a documentation style appropriate to the student's discipline.


Please contact Debra Neufeld if you have questions, (559) 278-2448 or