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 The Office of Graduate Records recommends a formatting consultation appointment early in the semester. If after reviewing the templates, you require more formatting guidance, be sure to reach out to  In addition, we strongly recommend that you submit your completed deposit draft to us for formatting review no later than 2 weeks prior to the deposit deadline.  Doing so will help to reduce or eliminate formatting issues prior to making your final deposit, thus ensuring a smoother 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.

For a non-controlled thesis/dissertation draft formatting review, email your completed draft as a Microsoft Word document to If you are using LaTeX/Overleaf to create your draft, you will need to email it to us as a PDF document. If the file is too large to send via email, you may share it via FileLocker with cmcoffey and will2922.

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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