The UCI Libraries provides formatting and submission support for graduate theses and dissertations. Theses and dissertations may be submitted electronically (via ProQuest), or on paper. Electronic submission best serves the majority of our graduate students and is highly encouraged.
If you have questions about formatting or the submission process, read through the FAQs or email email@example.com. If you have questions or concerns that do not relate to the formatting of your manuscript, please contact Graduate Division.
The filing deadline for a Fall 2023 degree is 5:00 pm on
Friday, December 8, 2023.
The Formatting Manual
Please consult the UCI Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Manual when writing your manuscript. In addition to providing detailed information about proper formatting, the manual details the submission process and provides sample pages and templates.
Pre-Submission (Formatting) Critiques
Pre-submission critiques are available to all graduate students who would like the formatting of their manuscript looked at before final submission. You may request a pre-submission critique on a working draft of your thesis.
As you approach the filing deadline, the availability of formatting critiques changes as follows:
through Dec 1, 2023
It may take up to 2 business days (M-F, excluding holidays) to receive a response to your question, critique, or ProQuest submission - especially during high-volume times in the quarter.
Please plan accordingly; we respond to questions as they come in and cannot rush or expedite any reviews.
Video Tutorials/Workshop Recordings
Thesis Formatting Overview (5 min video)
Topics covered: Pre-submission critiques, Overview of the Formatting Manual, Resources for further assistance
ProQuest submission process (7 min video)
Overview of what the thesis/dissertation submission process looks like in Proquest, addressing commonly asked questions about specific fields.
Workshop Recording (Spring 2023 workshop)
1 hour workshop video
- Answered questions from Zoom chat transcripts
- Slide deck of Library presentation
- Slide deck of Grad Division presentation
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.