Dissertations are submitted online, as is the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Doctoral candidates should complete the submission process on the University of Chicago ETD Administrator site at least four weeks before convocation. Detailed instructions are provided on the website. In addition, the Dissertation Office sends information by email to doctoral candidates throughout the quarter in which graduation is expected.
For all instances where a dissertation includes previously copyrighted material beyond fair use, written permission from the copyright holder must be provided. The dissertation author should address copyright issues before submitting the dissertation.
All students are expected to remain in contact with their departments and with the Dissertation Office in order to address possible problems with dissertation submissions prior to convocation.