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Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project Final Submission Checklist


The following items are necessary to complete the final submission of a dissertation, thesis, or doctoral project. Failure to complete the required items by the posted deadline will result in a deferral of graduation.  

Notify the Documents Specialist after completing all requirements and confirm with the program if there are any additional document requirements, such as providing an electronic or bound copy.

Required Items

Item 1: Inspect Final Approved PDF

  • Check converted pdf file to verify there are no conversion or formatting errors missed during the review. Notify the Documents Specialist of there are any formatting issues.
  • Only formatting changes can be made after a document has been accepted into Aquila.

Item 2: Complete Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral Students Only)

 Item 3: Embargo Dissertation, Thesis, or Doctoral Project

  • If you plan to withhold the release of your document  or indicated in Aquila that you plan to embargo, please complete the embargo form below and submit an electronic copy to the document specialist via email at documentspecialistFREEMississippi. Hard copies of the embargo form will no longer be accepted.
  • The embargo form can be found here


Optional Items

The following items are not required nor covered by Graduate School fees. Students must initiate the process and are responsible for all fees associated the services mentioned. Refer to the document guidelines for more information on these optional requirements.

Item 1: File for Copyright

Item 2: Submit to ProQuest

Item 3: Bind Personal Copies

Item 4: Obtain Signature Page

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