Pre-Check Process

  • Submit a copy of your thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School to allow for a check of formatting as early as possible and at least two weeks before defense
  • You must continue the pre-check process until formatting is fully approved; multiple checks are usually necessary
  • Formatting must be approved by the Graduate School before final upload to ProQuest


  • Send your Microsoft Word or PDF document to
  • Expect 0-2 business day turn around for pre-checks during low volume time
  • Expect 5-7 business day turn around for pre-checks during high volume time (the 2-3weeks prior to submission deadlines, and the first weeks of the next semester)
  • HINT: Documents may appear differently to reviewer if created on a Mac. We recommend using a Windows based computer for final revisions in order to maintain consistency.