Dissertation Submission: Quick Guide
Extension of Time to Degree for Doctoral Students
In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the myriad research and health disruptions of our doctoral students' progress, GSAS will be automatically granting an extension of time to degree for any currently enrolled doctoral student, thereby extending their time from eight to nine years.
Before You Submit
Review the dissertation timeline and semester registration. Make sure you've filed your degree application and turned in your report on defense and revisions (if applicable).
Pay close attention to the transitions from Roman to Arabic numerals. All page numbers should be centered at the bottom of the page, when turned to portrait. Should you have any landscape pages in your thesis, the page number still needs to appear centered at the bottom of the page when in portrait orientation.
- Start Page Numbering on Third Page
- Add Different Page Numbers or Number Formats to Different Sections
- Using Microsoft Word for Dissertations
- Use Adobe Acrobat to Merge Separate Word Documents with Different Pagination into One PDF
|Title Page||number not printed on the page, but is still considered page i|
|Signature Page||number not printed on the page, but is still considered page ii|
|Copyright Page||number not printed on the page, but is still considered page iii|
|Acknowledgements (Optional)||number is printed on the page, start with iv or iii if no Copyright page is used|
|Abstract||Continue with Roman numerals, printed|
|Preface (Optional)||Continue with Roman numerals, printed|
|Table of Contents||Continue with Roman numerals, printed|
|List of Tables||Continue with Roman numerals, printed|
|List of Illustrations/Figures||Continue with Roman numerals, printed|
|Introduction||Start Arabic Numerals, beginning with page 1, printed on the page|
|Main Body, Appendices, Bibliography||Continue with Arabic numerals, printed|
EXPLANATION OF PAGINATION Printed v. Not-Printed: While page numbers are not printed on the Title, Signature and Copyright pages, these pages still count (they are pages i and ii), which is why your Acknowledgements page is page iii.