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Graduate College Formatting Guide

Information on how to meet the Graduate College thesis and dissertation formatting requirements as outlined in the Thesis & Dissertation Manual.

NOTE

The Graduate College formatting requirements have changed as of Fall 2022. If you began working using the old formatting requirements, please contact kellen.schmidt@uni.edu for assistance. Do not use prior theses or dissertations as a guide for formatting, there are templates located in this guide.

Blackboard Learn site

If you prefer to learn through video, our Blackboard Learn site has formatting guides in that style. Check them out here: https://uni.blackboard.com/ultra/organizations/_125711_1/cl/outline

Important Dates

Summer 2024 Deadlines


June 14, 2024: Review Deadline 

July 1, 2024: Application for summer graduation due through Student Center*

July 31, 2024: Submission due in to the Graduate College in order to be eligible for summer graduation.

August 2, 2024: final day students can apply for graduation (with a late fee) all applications received after this date will be considered for a future term.


* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu

Fall 2024 Deadlines


November 8, 2024: Review Deadline

November 10, 2024: Application due for fall graduation*

December 8, 2024: Submission due in to the Graduate College in order to be eligible for spring graduation.

December 19, 2024: final day students can apply for graduation (with a late fee) all applications received after this date will be considered for a future term.


* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu

Spring 2025 Deadlines


March 24, 2025: Review Deadline

April 1, 2025: Application due for fall graduation*

April 28, 2025: Submission due in to the Graduate College in order to be eligible for spring graduation.

May 9, 2025: final day students can apply for graduation (with a late fee) all applications received after this date will be considered for a future term.


* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu

Forms

Please check the following page for access to all important student forms: 
https://grad.uni.edu/current-students

Committee appointment forms should be submitted as soon as a committee has been formed. They must be submitted before a work can be submitted for review.

Once the student successfully defends their work, an approval form should be submitted. This is an electronic form that will workflow to the committee chair and any other required approvers. Students will not receive notification of approval until after Graduate Studies completes the final check and remaining steps are completed. Students should submit their electronic copy to kellen.scmidt@uni.edu and gradcollege@uni.edu as soon as this is submitted (not approved).