Dissertations need to be format checked by the academic adviser before the final draft is submitted in digital form to the MU Graduate School. The purpose of this format check is to ensure that the format is consistent throughout the document and adheres to the MU Graduate School’s guidelines. Students should allow a couple of days for the format check to be completed.
The academic adviser will also handle plan of study checks (in the event that a course substitution form is required) and grade change forms. Please make sure to monitor your email for important information from the academic adviser or the MU Graduate School regarding tying up loose ends.
Students often forget to prepare the approval page for signature at the time of oral defense. Guidelines for the preparation of the approval page for theses and dissertations is available on the MU Graduate Studies website.