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Are bound copies of the thesis required for the final submission of the thesis? Article rated 3.9/5.0
No. We do not require hardcopy bound copies of the thesis. Since 2004, Georgia Institute of Technology requires electronic copies of thesis and dissertations only. They are to be uploaded on the ETD (...
Do I have to pay for my doctoral hood? Article rated 4.1/5.0
If you are attending commencement, it is a gift from the Institute. If you are unable to attend commencement, you can order one through the Georgia Tech Barnes & Nobles Bookstore.
Do you proofread for grammar and spelling mistakes? Article rated 3.9/5.0
No. The Graduate Thesis office only checks to see if the format which is outlined in the thesis manual is strictly adhered to. The Language Institute at Georgia Tech has a number of instructors willin...
Do you provide bound copies of the thesis/dissertation? Article rated 3.8/5.0
If your advisor or department would like a paper copy, it is your responsibility to provide paper copies which can be printed at any commercial bindery. The Graduate Studies Office can provide you wit...
Does Georgia Tech retain any rights to my thesis and dissertation once it is uploaded via the ETD website? Article rated 3.9/5.0
Georgia Institute of Technology does not retain any rights to your thesis or dissertation and does not own the copyright to any work that you submit via the ETD website. Our ETD/SmarTech system is a d...
How will I know when I have met all qualifications for graduation? Article rated 4.0/5.0
The Registrar's Office is responsible for clearing you to graduate. They will update your records on "OSCAR" as soon as all requirements have been fulfilled and cleared. You should monitor this at "os...
I turned in my thesis/dissertation last week, but the web still says, “lacks thesis.” Is something wrong? Article rated 3.9/5.0
Depending on the time of the semester, you may continue to see “lacks thesis” on OSCAR for several weeks after your thesis or dissertation given to the Graduate Studies Office. Once it is ...
If a committee member is unable to sign my certificate of approval in a timely manner, how can I get their signature? Article rated 3.9/5.0
We require original signatures on all documents. In the event that your committee member is unable to sign your certificate of completion in a timely manner, you may have the school chair or graduate ...
If I do not attend graduation, how do I receive my diploma? Article rated 3.9/5.0
All diplomas will be mailed by the Registrar's Office approximately one month after graduation regardless of whether or not a student attends graduation. Make sure that your mailing address is updated...
Is the Certificate of Approval form the only form required for completion of my thesis requirements? Article rated 4.0/5.0
If you are a Master’s student, then the Certificate of Approval for Master’s Students and SmarTech Agreement form are the final documents required, given that you have turned in your Reque...
My thesis was approved. Will you issue a letter of completion? Article rated 3.8/5.0
No. The Registrar’s Office is the only office allowed to issue a Letter of Completion. This is issued once you have satisfied all requirements for graduation including your thesis.
When will I see my Admission to Candidacy noted in my records? Article rated 3.8/5.0
Once your paperwork is submitted, it may take from a few days to several weeks before you can see on the web that the “lacks admission to candidacy” deficiency has been removed. Several ad...
Where do I get information about caps, gowns, invitations, photographs and commencement day activities? Article rated 3.8/5.0
Information regarding Commencement can be found on the Georgia Tech Commencement website. Caps, gowns, and master's hoods should be purchased at the Georgia Tech Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
When should I submit my Petition for Degree? Article rated 3.9/5.0
Degree petitions must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the close of registration for the term in which you are applying to graduate. Deadlines vary by term; please review the Academic Ca...
How do I submit a petition to graduate? Article rated 3.9/5.0
The Petition to Graduate is handled by the Registrar's Office. For information on completing this process, please 
How do I reactivate my petition to graduate? Article rated 3.8/5.0
The Petition to Graduate is handled by the Registrar's Office. For information on completing this process, please 
Will I have to pay an additional fee when I reactivate my petition to Graduate? Article rated 3.8/5.0
There is no fee associated with reactivating a petition to graduate.  The Petition to Graduate is handled by the Registrar's Office. For information on completing this process, please visit their...

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