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Using Approval of a Dissertation, Thesis or Report Form

The Approval form indicates to the Graduate School that your technical corrections are complete, and your dissertation is ready for formatting review by the Graduate School. It also defines the access (open or campus) and embargo options for your dissertation. Your dissertation must be completely submitted by the deadline for the semester in order to complete your degree in that semester.

Where Do I Find the Form?

The Approval of a Dissertation, Thesis, or Report form can be found on the Forms and Deadlines page or by clicking here here.

Please note that this form, like many of our forms, is dynamic. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink above doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  If you are still having trouble opening the form, check out this link which offers some more troubleshooting options. After you have saved the file, open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

Now that you know where to find this form and where we can open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Submission Instructions

The first section of the form consists of the Dissertation, Thesis and Report submission steps and instructions (click on the button that matches your document type to reveal the instructions). Please read the instructions carefully before filling out the form.

Steps to follow and Instructions for submission of form.
Steps to follow and Instructions for submission of form.

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Using the Appeal Form

Students may appeal their dismissal as described in the Graduate Appeals of Suspension or Dismissal policy. In the event that the use of this form is necessary, please follow the instructions below to ensure an accurate submission of the form.

Where Do I Find the Form?

The Graduate Appeal Form can be found on the Graduate Appeals of Suspension or Dismissal policy wbepage or by clicking here. Graduate students must submit a completed form to the Graduate School before the dean will consider an appeal request. This form must be submitted to the Graduate School within ten (10) business days of notification via email from the Graduate School of suspension or dismissal.

Please note that this form, like many of our forms, is dynamic. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink above doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  If you are still having trouble opening the form, check out this link which offers some more troubleshooting options. After you have saved the file, open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

Now that you know where to find this form and where we can open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Providing Personal Information

The first section of this form asks for your personal information such as Last Name(surname), First Name(given name), M Number, and Date of submission.

Date of form submission, Personal Information including Last Name, First Name, and M Number should be entered in the first section of the form.
Date of form submission, Personal Information including Last Name, First Name, and M Number should be entered in the first section of the form.

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Formatting and submitting dissertation, thesis, or report help sessions for Fall 2017

Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Are you unsure where to submit your dissertation, thesis, or report?

Join the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu) for group work hours. These workshops are provided at no charge to students working on a dissertation, thesis, or report. Staff will able to help with the changes required by the Graduate School for these documents in MS Office. Assistance will also be available for converting documents to PDF from Word and how to make simple corrections and check your document in Adobe Acrobat. The workshops will be in rooms with PCs with University software, or you may bring your own laptop. Distance students may contact gradschool@mtu.edu about remote assistance during these times via web conferencing.  If you need additional help outside of these times, please contact the Graduate School.  On a limited basis, one-on-one assistance may be available. Please contact the Graduate School for more information.

All workshops will be held from on the following dates at the mentioned time:

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 11am – 1pm | Dillman 101
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 | 11am – 1pm | EERC 723
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 | 11am – 1pm | EERC 723– Deadline for Fall 2017 is 4pm on December 4
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 10am – 12pm | EERC 723
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 11am – 1pm | EERC 723

Using The Degree Completion Form

Submitting forms in a timely manner is essential for students to complete their degree requirements. Students can find a checklist of items needed at this time and a comprehensive list of items pending and complete for each degree on MyMichiganTech. See our tutorial for a walk-through.

Today’s blog post provides instructions for filling out the Degree Completion Form. The Degree completion form is mandatory for all the graduate and doctoral program students and needs to be submitted to the Graduate School on paper or via email to gradschool@mtu.edu

Where Do I Find the Form?

Students can now see a personalized list of items they need to complete for each graduate degree on MyMichiganTech. If a degree requires a dissertation, thesis, or report, this form is mentioned under a separate section on MyMichiganTech detailing the items necessary to complete the defense and written document. The Degree Completion form can be found on the Forms and Deadlines or by clicking here.

Degree completion form under section Items needed to complete a thesis and defense.
Degree completion form under section Items needed to complete a thesis and defense.

Please note that this form, like many of our forms, is dynamic. As a dynamic form, it will only work in Adobe Acrobat or Reader.  If the hyperlink above doesn’t open the PDF as expected, we recommend right clicking on the link, selecting “Save link as…” (or similar option in your browser) and saving the file.  If you are still having trouble opening the form, check out this link which offers some more troubleshooting options. After you have saved the file, open Adobe Acrobat or Reader and open the saved form.

Now that you know where to find this form and where we can open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

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Using the Report on Qualifying Exam Form

Qualifying exam is one of the prerequisites for a student to obtain PhD candidacy. A qualifying examination will be given to determine each student’s ability to apply general concepts and methods in their chosen field. For more information on the qualifying exam, please visit the Doctor of Philosophy requirements page.

You can find the form for  the report on qualifying exam on Doctor of Philosophy requirements page or by clicking here. Please note that this form is for use by programs for internal record-keeping and verification of exam results and should not be sent to the Graduate School.

Now that you know where to find this form and how open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Selecting the Type of Examination Result

Qualifying examination and research proposal examination have a common form, so you may choose the type of result the form is filled out for. Typically research proposal examination is given after the qualifying examination.

Selecting
Selecting type of examination.

Providing Personal and Program Information

You will need to fill in your personal information which includes your name and M Number. If you do not know your M number, fret not, you can always find it on MyMichiganTech. Also select with your graduate program from the drop down menu.

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Providing your Last Name, First Name, and M Number allows us to keep accurate records of your progress towards your degree.

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Using the Readmission/Reinstatement Form

The Readmission/Reinstatement form is required for students who have been inactive for academic, medical, or other reasons. You can find the Application for Readmission or Reinstatement form on Forms and Deadlines page or by clicking here. Fill in the form, save the form, and e-mail to gradschool@mtu.edu.

Now that you know where to find this form and how open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Providing Information on the Type of Admission

Select the appropriate admission that you are enrolled into: Degree/Certificate seeking student or a Non-degree seeking student. When you select the option “Degree or certificate seeking student”, you will have to provide an appropriate reason for the being inactive from the options provided as shown below:

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Selecting the type of admission and providing reason for submitting the form.

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Using the Parental Accommodation Form

The Parental Accommodation Form is a special purpose form, required to be filled out by the student requesting a leave of absence in anticipation of child birth or adoption. You can download the form from the Forms and Deadlines page or by clicking here. If you are having trouble opening the form, please see our FAQs page.

Now that you know where to find this form and how open it, let’s talk about filling it out.

Providing Personal Information

The first few blocks are pretty self-explanatory. Enter your last name, first name, and M Number in the appropriate boxes. If you do not know your M number, you can always find it on MyMichiganTech.

Personal Information including Last Name, First Name, and M Number should be entered in the first section of the form.
Personal Information including Last Name, First Name, and M Number should be entered in the first section of the form.

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Formatting 101: New Fall Seminar Series

Students preparing a dissertation, thesis, or report are invited to a new seminar series this summer designed to answer the questions we most commonly see in the Graduate School.  Faculty and staff who assist students are also welcome to attend.  The general format will be a 30 minute presentation with time for your questions.

Our first seminar will be “Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Template.”  We’ll discuss how you can use the Guide to find the formatting rules, and the template for signature/approval pages.  Additional details:

1. Formatting 101: Using the Guide and Template

  • Date: 09/26/2017
  • Time: 4:05 – 4:55pm
  • Place: Fisher 138 or live stream

2. Formatting 101: Copyright for Dissertations and Theses

  • Date: 10/10/2017
  • Time: 4:05 – 4:55pm
  • Place: Fisher 138 or live stream

3. Formatting 101: How to Check and Fix your Document

  • Date: 10/24/2017
  • Time: 4:05 – 4:55pm
  • Place: Fisher 138 or live stream

Please register to attend on campus or to view the live stream for each of them so that we can plan for your attendance.  Individuals who register for the live stream will receive log in information three hours before the event.

All materials (including video when available) from all Graduate School seminars are archived online.


Spring 2018 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for Spring 2018 finishing fellowships are being accepted beginning September 5, 2017 and are due no later than 4pm, October 18, 2017 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Seminar on Submitting your Dissertation, Thesis, or Report

Students planning on finishing a dissertation, thesis, or report in fall 2017 or spring 2018 are invited a seminar designed to help students understand the submission process and answer questions about it. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend.

  • When: September 12, 2017 at 4:05 – 4:55 pm
  • Who: Students defending in the fall or spring; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
  • Where: Fisher 138 or online as a live streaming event (please, off campus students only)
  • Register: Off campus/On campus

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation three hours before the event with the location and a reminder of the date and time, or information on how to join us online.

If you are unable to join us, this seminar will be taped and available online after the event.

Information on submitting, formatting, and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.