During the last semester of your doctoral program you will need to visit the library on (at least) two separate occasions. First, you will need to bring your dissertation to us for a format check during which a librarian will review your manuscript to ensure it meets the formatting specification outlined in the School of Education's Dissertation Guide. Format checks are conducted face to face and by appointment only. Most format checks last 30 minutes to 1 hour. Significant formatting errors or omissions may delay the process and necessitate follow-up appointments. Once the manuscript has passed the library format check, it may be submitted for approval to the Offices of the Associate Dean and Dean.
The second library visit will be when you bring in copies of your dissertation to be bound and digitized. You should not schedule this visit until all the required changes to your dissertation have been made and it has been approved by your committee, the Associate Dean, and the Dean. Dissertation submission visits are usually short, 10 to 15 minutes.
|June 16||Deadline for Submission of Application for Dissertation Defense|
|July 7||Dissertation Defense|
|July 21||Deadline for Submission of Dissertation to Library for format check|
|July 28||Deadline for Submission of Dissertation to the Dean's Office|
|August 11||Deadline for Final Approval of Dissertation for Spring 2015|
|August 18||Deadline for Submission of Approved Dissertation to Library|
|September 29||Deadline for Submission of Application for Dissertation Defense|
|October 20||Dissertation Defense|
|November 10||Deadline for Submission of Dissertation to Library for format check|
|November 17||Deadline for Submission of Dissertation to the Dean's Office|
|December 8||Deadline for Final Approval of Dissertation for Spring 2015|
|December 15||Deadline for Submission of Approved Dissertation to Library
Should I schedule my format check? Can it be the same day as my dissertation defense?
This is up to you and your advisor. It's fine with us if you come in on the same day.
What do I need to bring to the format check?
Please bring a hardcopy of your dissertation on regular printer paper.
I don't live or work near Clear Lake. Can I email my dissertation for the format check?
No, appointments must be face-to-face.
Are the formatting guidelines described here the same as the ones in the Dissertation Guide?
I need help formatting my dissertation in Microsoft Word.
We can provide limited support if you have quick question about Microsoft Word or need clarification about a formatting guideline, but we cannot offer in-depth technical support.
I don't have a UHCL parking permit. Where can I park on campus?
You can purchase a temporary parking permit with a credit or debit card at the payment kiosk by the Visitor lot (R). Make sure to display the permit when you have parked. The pay structure is as follows: 2 hours=$2.50, 4 hours=$4.00, all day=$5.00.
Where is the library?
The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Bayou Building, suite 2402.
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