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The Deposit Process

Please refer to the Thesis Deposit Checklist for steps you must take to properly deposit your Thesis/Dissertation.



[1] Schedule Your Appointment

  • Click here to schedule an in person or by proxy appointment. Please, carefully review your Appointment Confirmation email.

  • We recommend scheduling your appointment as far in advance as possible, especially if you are planning to deposit during the week before the deadline, as 60% of all deposit appointments are scheduled for the 10 days leading up to the deadline.


[2] Initiate Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form [ETAF]

Students do not need any paper copies of thesis forms if they initiate the ETAF. The Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form REPLACES GS Forms 9, 32, 15, and 36.

In addition to ETAF, Master's candidates will need to complete the Graduate School Exit Questionnaire and Doctoral candidates will need to complete the Graduate School Exit Questionnaire and the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Certificates of Completion will automatically be sent to the Thesis|Dissertation Office. Be sure to save a copy of the certificate for your personal records.

OR

Complete Paper Forms

*Conduct iThenticate plagiarism detection review with your major professor before completing GS Form 32


[3] Submit Electronic Thesis Deposit

  • Click here and click Submit in the upper right hand corner. Provide all requested information. Carefully read all items, as some of ProQuest’s optional services have fees attached.

  • Check your thesis carefully to avoid formatting errors.

  • Attach a non-interactive version of GS Form 30 (formerly called ETD Form 9) to your electronic thesis deposit. It must appear before your title page. Do not attach any forms to your thesis except GS Form 30 and do not attach the GS Form 30 instructions page.

[4] Check Your Email

For requested formatting changes by the Thesis|Dissertation Staff.


[5] Attend Your Final Deposit Appointment

What to bring:

Master’s Candidates
  • Signed GS Form 9
  • Signed GS Form 32
  • Certificate of Completion: GS Exit Survey
  • A flash drive or laptop with your thesis in MS Word or LaTeX form on it in case of last minute corrections
Doctoral Candidates
  • Signed GS Form 9
  • Signed GS Form 32
  • Certificate of Completion: GS Exit Survey
  • Certificate of Completion: Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • A flash drive or laptop with your thesis in Word or LaTex form on it in case of last minute corrections

What to Expect:

The final deposit appointment is a brief meeting during which all you will turn in is your thesis forms. When you leave your appointment, your thesis will be formally deposited with the Graduate School. We will prepare a GS Form 16 (Thesis Deposit Receipt) for you and your department.


[6] Pay the Deposit Fee

Master’s Thesis Fee $90.00

Ph.D. Dissertation Fee $125.00

  • West Lafayette Campus
    • West Lafayette candidates will pay the deposit fee through their myPurdue accounts. The thesis fee will appear in a candidate’s student account 2-3 days after their thesis deposit appointment.

  • Regional Campuses
    • Calumet and Fort Wayne candidates will pay their fees to their local bursars as part of the clearance process by their regional campus format advisors.

  • IUPUI candidates will receive a paper bill following their successful deposit.

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