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Submission Process

Congratulations! You are ready to submit your dissertation. Detailed below is the process you should follow for submission. The step-by-step process duplicates the items found in our Dissertation Submission Checklist. Please note that registered students who submit dissertations will remain registered until the end of the term (i.e., through December for those submitting during the fall term, through May for those submitting before the spring degree deadline, and through August for those submitting after the spring degree deadline).  

Once you have submitted your manuscript, please see the GSAS Commencement page for important information on Commencement schedules, and the required form to indicate how you'd like to receive your diploma when awarded. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments with many of you, your family members and guests at Commencement.

  1. Review Dissertation Submission Policies in P&P
  2. Review Dissertation Formatting Guide
  3. Confirm Deadline

    Dissertations must be submitted to the Graduate School by the stated deadline in early October to be awarded a degree in December and in mid-March to be awarded a degree in May. Students are responsible for confirming specific deadlines stated in the Graduate School’s academic calendar.

  4. Notify Readers

    At least four weeks in advance of the submission deadline, students must notify their departments of their intent to submit a dissertation so that the department may initiate the assignment of readers.

  5. Submission Accompaniments

    The following forms must accompany the dissertation manuscript in hard copy at the time of its submission to the Graduate School:

  6. Delivery of Manuscript and Forms

    The manuscript, forms and publication agreement may be brought to the Registrar's Office (246 Church Street, Rm 317) on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Or it can be sent via courier to: Yale University Registrar’s Office, Attention: Dissertation Office, 246 Church Street, 3rd Flooor, New Haven, CT 06510. If a telephone contact is required, please indicate 203.432.0461.