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).

Pagination

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.

Helpful Resources:

Section/Page Page Numbering
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.

Submitting Your Dissertation