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Thesis Submission Instructions

 

The deadline for the library submission is 5 p.m. on the Thursday a week prior to graduation.

You can submit any library, personal and department copies after the Graduate College has approved the final version of your dissertation.

Print copies of theses can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk at the Alkek Library between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.  Payment must be made at the time the copies are deposited at the Circulation Desk. Payment can be made in cash, credit card, or check.

  

If you submitted to Graduate College online in Vireo:
If you submitted to Graduate College in hardcopy (print):
 


REQUIREMENTS:

There is no library submission requirement for theses submitted in Vireo. The Library will create a print copy of your thesis for the Alkek Library from the electronic version you submitted. No payment is necessary.


REQUIREMENTS:

Deliver one print copy of your thesis to the Circulation Desk at the Alkek Library by 5 p.m. on the Thursday a week prior to graduation. See paper quality requirement below. No payment is necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL: PERSONAL AND DEPARTMENT COPIES

Students have the option of providing additional copies of their thesis to have bound as personal copies or department copies. These can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk at the Alkek Library between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday.  Payment must be made at the time the copies are deposited at the Circulation Desk. Payment can be made in cash, credit card, or check.

  • Personal copies:
    • You must provide your own copies to be bound.
    • $15 processing fee; plus approximately $9 binding fee per copy
    • Shipped via FedEx in 6-8 weeks to address provided
  • Department copies:
    • You must provide your own copies to be bound.
    • Approximately $9 binding fee per copy
    • No processing fee
    • Department representative will be emailed to pick up copies at the Circulation Desk
    • Written documentation required if department will be paying for copies (interdepartment transfer)

 

 

Collation & Formatting Responsibility

It is your responsibility to ensure that copies are collated properly before submitting them to the Library. Bindery does not alter the arrangement, direction, or order of pages.
 

Paper Quality

FOR PERSONAL/DEPARTMENT COPIES: You can choose your own 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. The paper does not need to be archival quality. Print on one side only with 1 1/2 inch left margin and 1 inch margin for all others.  The copies must be clean, no inked corrections.

FOR LIBRARY COPY (*HARDCOPY SUBMISSION ONLY*): The entire thesis must be printed on white, 8 1/2 by 11 inch, 20/24 pound bond, archival quality (acid-free), flat-finish paper.  Print on one side only with 1 1/2 inch left margin and 1 inch margin for all others.  The copies must be clean, no inked corrections.
 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding fees or the submission, please contact the Bindery Manager, Shirley Lipinski, at sl34@txstate.edu.