ETD | Submission Information

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In order to qualify for graduation in the semester listed, you must upload the final version of your ETD and return the Thesis/Dissertation Completion Form with all required signatures to your school or college on or before the deadline listed below. When you are ready to upload your thesis or dissertation, you will upload it at the UMI ETD submission site for American University found at For instructions regarding the upload process, see Chapter 4 of the ETD Style Guide.

2015-2016 Thesis & Dissertation Submission Deadlines

Semester Upload Document for Formatting Review Upload Final Version and Return Completed Paperwork to School/College
Fall 2015 November 6, 2015 December 4, 2015
Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 April 25, 2016
Summer 2016 July 15, 2016 August 4, 2016

If you have questions about your submission or the submission process, contact the designated ETD reviewer for your school or college:

College of Arts & Sciences Lauren Tabbara, Graduate Academic Programs Manager
(202) 885-2441,
School of Communication Jean McGee, Director of Graduate Advising
(202) 885-2078,
School of International Service Kasey Neil, PhD Program Assistant
(202) 885-6582,
School of Public Affairs Robert Briggs, Academic Counselor
(202) 885-6204,
Washington College of Law Bill Ryan, Law Librarian
(202) 274-4331,