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The Office of Graduate Records recommends a formatting consultation prior to your defense date. This ensures that you will be 100% formatted before you defend, this way, you will only have to focus on content corrections post-defense and can help reduce the number of formatting errors that are typically caught during the deposit process.

Most of what we do can be done via email.  We ask that you:

  1. Review the Formatting Guidelines and Deposit Procedures presentation located here:
  2. Be sure to start writing within one of the templates located here:
  3. Reach out to us if you have any questions as you go along.

Once you have done the above, we ask that you email a copy of your document to in Word format if possible. If the file is too large to send via email, you may share it via FileLocker with cmcoffey or sbosgraa.  If you used LaTex, you may send a pdf version to thesishelp@purdue. 

If you want an in-person appointment, simply email and we will work with you to  schedule an appointment.

**If you are working with CONTROLLED DATA (EAR, ITAR, DFARS) you MUST have an in-person appointment.

Formatting consultations are cut off two weeks prior to the final Thesis/Dissertation Deposit Deadline due to increased staff workload.


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