Rensselaer’s Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and the
Rensselaer Libraries have transitioned to an electronic-only
submission process for theses and dissertations for all
graduate students. This process now streamlines many of the
former paper submission steps including being eco- and
Submission site: You will submit the
electronic copy of your thesis online through UMI ETD
No paper submission: Students are no longer
required to submit a paper copy of their thesis/dissertation to
OGE. Supporting documents and forms are required, however, and
should be submitted to our Office. Please refer to the
Dissertation/Thesis Check List for required forms that must be
brought to OGE before you can upload your thesis for the final
phase of the review/approval process.
Fees, payable by credit or debit card: You
will need to use a credit or debit card to pay $27 directly to
UMI as part of the UMI ETD Administrator submission process.
This $27 fee covers the cost of ProQuest/UMI supplying a bound
paper copy of your thesis to the Rensselaer Libraries for
preservation. Additional copies for personal use may also be
purchased through Proquest/UMI
Please access the Preparation
Guide for Dissertations and Theses for thesis guidelines
and requirements. OGE’s
Submission Tips and Techniques (presentation slides)
OR the Submission
Tips and Techniques – Live Recording will aid you during
this process as well.
Students are encouraged to make an appointment with our
Office to conduct a preliminary review of a complete draft of
their thesis/dissertation before final submission. For
questions and/or more information, please contact the Office of
Graduate Education at 518.276.6488.