Before You Submit

Review the key dates below. Make sure you’ve submitted your application for degree and Certification of Thesis Acceptance. Early submissions are welcome! GSAS has an accessible mailbox in Kutz Hall next to the entrance by the rear parking lot. 

Degree Cycle

Type of Submission

Deadline

February 2020

Degree Application

November 1

Certification of Thesis Acceptance 

January 14

Electronic Thesis Deposit

January 15

May 2020

Degree Application

March 2

Certification of Thesis Acceptance 

April 20

Electronic Thesis Deposit

April 21

August 2020

Degree Application

June 19

Certification of Thesis Acceptance 

August 5

Electronic Thesis Deposit

August 6

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.

Section/Page

Page Numbering

Title Page

number not printed on the page, but is still considered page i

Copyright Page

number not printed on the page, but is still considered page ii

Acknowledgements (Optional)

number is printed on the page, start with iii or ii 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 and Copyright pages, these pages still count (they are pages i and ii), which is why your Acknowledgements page is page iii.

Submitting Your Thesis