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Division of Research and Graduate Studies


Final Submission Review

The final submission of the thesis must meet the five listed requirements detailed on the "Requirements for Final Dissertation/Thesis Submissions."

Documents submitted by the posted deadline are assured of review and processing in time for clearing the culminating experience portion of your degree, barring any major difficulties. Submissions are reviewed in the order received for general format; overall organization and consistency of layout; grammar, syntax, and spelling; correct documentation techniques and plagiarism; bibliographic format (per committee selection); table and figure format; and direct quotation format.

If it becomes apparent that there are too many errors in any one of the above areas, you and your committee will be notified via email that your document is being returned for correction and revision before any further processing.

Publication Copy Review

After the initial review, each student will be notified of his or her personal deadline for submitting the revised publication copy. Usually, this date is set for two weeks from the date when the initial submission is returned to the student. Once all required revisions have been made, the thesis consultant will give you final directions for publication.


Please call our office if you have procedural questions or if you need help on formatting. There are many different resources available to assist you in the completion of your culminating experience.

Chuck Radke
Dissertation/Thesis Consultant
Phone: (559) 278-2448

Debra Neufeld
Site Manager, Graduate Writing Studio
Phone: (559) 278-2450

Ronald Dzerigian
Site Manager, Graduate Writing Studio
Phone: (559) 278-2450