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Grad students and advisers: ETDR walk-in help sessions April 15-19

The spring semester deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 19 for submitting ETDRs (electronic theses, dissertations, and reports) to the Graduate School.  All ETDRs must be submitted as PDFs through the K-REx repository system.  Graduate students can use the resources below to help finish by the deadline.

A. Walk-in ETDR help sessions are scheduled April 15-19: 

  • MON April 15, 3-5 p.m.
  • TUE  April 16, 6-8 p.m.
  • WED April 17, 10 a.m.-noon
  • THU  April 18, 6-8 p.m.
  • FRI   April 19, 1-5 p.m.

All sessions are in the Media Center in Seaton Hall, Room 1 (basement level). The center has Windows and Mac computers, scanners, Microsoft Office suite, and Acrobat Pro software. Media Center consultants are on hand to help with  PDF-conversion issues. 

B. Review your ETDR before submission

  • Use the ETDR Review Checklist (PDF) to save time and stress.  It lists 99% of errors that cause rejection by the Graduate School.
  • Ask the ETDR consultant to review your thesis/dissertation and help with formatting.  Use the ETDR Request Form (eID/password sign-in) and click the paperclip icon near the Submit button to attach your file. Requests are answered within 24-48 hours Monday-Friday.

C. Be aware that some ETDR requirements changed in 2017-2018: 

  • Title format must be Sentence case (capitalize first word and names).
    Example:  Effects of prescribed fires in the Kansas Flint Hills
  • Author name must be uppercase/lowercase (NOT ALL CAPS) and should match the student’s name in KSIS records.
  • Copyright statement has the copyright symbol, author name, year of graduation, and an end-period.  Example© Abigail J. Adams 2019.
  • Abstracts have no word limit. The Graduate School removed the word limit in spring 2018 (see Formatting Your ETDR)> Required Sections).

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