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Initial Steps for Library Submission

Submission Guidelines

Dissertations and theses completed in partial fulfillment for an advanced degree will be made available in print in the Leatherby Libraries and/or online through the ProQuest UMI database Dissertations and Theses Global. Please consult your department to determine if it requires additional copies.

Checklist and Formatting Requirements

The Dissertation/Thesis Checklist is mandatory for both print and online submissions. The Checklist allows the Committee Chair and the Leatherby Libraries' Dissertation/Thesis administrator to verify that all format requirements have been completed properly.

Refer to the Checklist for specific format requirements. Properly formatted sample pages are provided below.

Initial Steps for Library Submission

  1. Complete the Checklist and obtain the necessary signature(s) from the committee chair or advisor.

  2. Email the signed Checklist, along with a copy of the dissertation/thesis, to the Dissertation/Thesis administrator, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at

  3. The Dissertation/Thesis administrator will evaluate the dissertation/thesis for compliance and provide the final signature on the Checklist. 
  • If changes are needed, the Dissertation/Thesis administrator will contact the student.
  • If no changes are needed, the administrator delivers the Checklist to the Head of Serials and emails the student the OK to move on to the appropriate next steps for print and/or online submission.

What are my next steps?

If you are a Chapman University student, please click here for your next steps.
If you are a Brandman University student, please click here for your next steps.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions tab for procedural or formatting questions.

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    Kristin Laughtin-Dunker
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    Leatherby Libraries Room 129
    (714) 532-7769

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