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.
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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.