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Thesis & Dissertation - Electronic Submission


All theses and dissertations must be submitted to the Graduate School for format review 6 weeks before the electronic submission deadline (4 weeks in summer semester); see current deadline calendar for exact dates.  Submit an unbound hard copy draft (can be double-sided, on plain paper) to the Graduate School Office, 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 1251.  Contact the office at 303-315-2183 for further information.

You will be contacted when format review is completed, and receive a list of format revisions that must be made before the final copy is submitted.  At the same time, you'll continue working with your graduate committee to make content revisions prior to defense and submitting the final copy electronically.  No additional hard copies are needed.


Your final thesis or dissertation must be submitted and approved by the published deadline date of your graduating term in order to graduate in a given semester. Please familiarize yourself with the required process and deadlines prior to the semester you plan to graduate (see deadline calendar).

  1. The Stat​ement of Approval of the Thesis​ must be submitted to the Graduate School by the published deadline date of your graduating term, at the same time you submit your thesis/dissertation electronically.
  2. Submit your thesis/dissertation electronically to ProQuest/UMI through the University of Colorado Denver Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission website by the published deadline date of your graduating term. Step-by-step instructions for the electronic submission process are provided at the ProQuest/UMI website.
  3. ProQuest/UMI automatically sends you an e-mail confirming your thesis/dissertation submission.
  4. ProQuest/UMI notifies the Graduate School of the submission.
  5. The Graduate School verifies that the submission meets Graduate School standards.
  6. The Graduate School will notify you and ProQuest/UMI that the submission is accepted.

Corrections: You will also be notified if corrections are needed. Once resolved, you will be notified by ProQuest/UMI that your submission is accepted.

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