The thesis processing fee is $85, and the dissertation processing fee is $100.
The Graduate School will review your thesis/dissertation and will notify you via email if your submission has been accepted or if your submission requires formatting revisions.
See the appropriate document-type checklist below (Doctoral Dissertations or Master's Theses) for the list of required submission components.
The Graduate School editor will review all submission components in the order in which they are received, and will contact the student at their Notre Dame email address if the editor has questions or identifies problems with any submitted materials.
UMI will prepare archival digital copies and microfilm copies, both of which are maintained in perpetuity and migrated to new storage media as necessary, in accord with UMI's contract with the Library of Congress.
UMI then disseminates your work to various bibliographic databases and indexes and publishes a full-text copy of your work on a website available to the Binghamton University community.
However, even without registering the thesis/dissertation with the federal copyright office, the copyright notice on the page following the title page is sufficient to effect a copyright for the author.
You may also order bound hard copies of your thesis/dissertation through Pro Quest/UMI.
Depending on the number of submissions received and proximity to the deadline, final reviews may take up to three weeks.
If outstanding issues are not resolved as communicated by the editor, the Graduate School reserves the right to request a dean's hold on the student's diploma or reject a submission and remove the student from the graduation list.