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Graduating Students

Completing Your Degree

Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

The document that you submit for format approval must be a complete, defense-ready document. This means you should choose your style guide in consultation with your chair, write an abstract that meets the Graduate College guidelines, and thoroughly check your document for consistency, grammar, punctuation, etc. Keep in mind that a significant portion of the formatting (i.e., margins, spacing and pagination) will be done by the ASU Format Wizard. Review the ASU Graduate College Format Manual before creating your document, and use the Format Checklist for students and Format Checklist for chairs and co-chairs.