Forms for Theses and Dissertations
For Faculty and Staff only
Request to Schedule Final Oral Defense Form
Thesis/Dissertation Advisory Committee Appointment (pdf)
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation Submission Form
SIGS Embargo Request Form (pdf)
The following are the deadlines through Spring 2015:
Spring 2014: April 25, 2014
Summer 2014: August 12, 2014
Fall 2014: December 5, 2014
Spring 2015: April 24, 2015
Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
Guidelines for the Preparation and Processing of Theses and Dissertations (pdf)
All theses/dissertations must be reviewed by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies prior to the final copy being submitted. Call (502)852-6495 or email to set up an appointment to have your thesis/dissertation reviewed.
Submission of Thesis or Dissertation
The following steps must be taken to submit the final copy of your Thesis or Dissertation electronically:
- Document must be converted to a PDF document.
- Complete the Electronic Thesis or Dissertation Submission form. The form can be found on the following web-site: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation Submission Form
signature page within the electronic version must have the names of
your committee members typed under the signature line; the signatures
cannot be scanned into the document.
- Submit a signed signature
page on white paper, with original signatures, to the School of
Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, attention Courtney Kerr.
the completed form (Nonexclusive License form - pdf). This form was provided
after the review from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate
If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Courtney
Kerr, Coordinator of Academic Services at (502) 852-6495 or by email.
Thesis or Dissertation Bindery Options
The HF Group
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
Phone: (800) 334-3628
655 Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613 Phone:
Phone: (585) 647-8919 Ext. 216
Roullet Bookbinders, Inc.
2800 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 623-4244
- Please note: This information is provided for the convenience of students; the University of Louisville does not endorse or recommend any of the businesses listed above. Students are free to choose binderies which are not included in the list.
- If students plan to bind their Thesis or Dissertation, it is recommended to print the signature page on 25% cotton paper (white).
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Copyright Management Center
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