Payment of the Thesis/Dissertation Processing Fee is available upon successful submission of the Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD).Once the GAFD is submitted, the link to submit payment will be available on the confirmation page and in a confirmation email. The processing fees cover electronic submission; indexing and abstract services; microfilming and archiving; and digital storage and access.Readers outside of Binghamton University may find your dissertation and purchase copies directly from UMI. on the date of the submission deadline (see the Academic Year Deadlines for dates).Depending on the number of submissions received and proximity to the deadline, final reviews may take up to three weeks.If outstanding issues are not resolved as communicated by the editor, the Graduate School reserves the right to request a dean's hold on the student's diploma or reject a submission and remove the student from the graduation list.
All checklist items for the listed submission type are required unless specified as “optional.” Note: This checklist assumes you have already defended the dissertation and received the results of a preliminary formatting check.UMI will prepare archival digital copies and microfilm copies, both of which are maintained in perpetuity and migrated to new storage media as necessary, in accord with UMI's contract with the Library of Congress.UMI then disseminates your work to various bibliographic databases and indexes and publishes a full-text copy of your work on a website available to the Binghamton University community.By archiving with UMI, all theses and dissertations receive double-protection archiving (microfilm and digital) and FREE full-text access to the Binghamton University community.In addition, the Library of Congress retains full rights to the UMI collection.Prior to electronic archival, most hard copy dissertations only received a few library requests each semester.Now, Binghamton University's theses and dissertations are downloaded electronically hundreds of times each year.Do not submit formatting checks to the Curate ND intake site.If the formatting of your formal submission does not match the requirements set by UMI/Pro Quest and the Graduate School, your dissertation or thesis may be rejected.The Graduate School cannot confer your degree until your thesis/dissertation has been submitted and accepted.Please consult your department or faculty advisor to determine whether you should defend your thesis/dissertation before submitting it to the Graduate School. Use the thesis/dissertation formatting guide and sample below to prepare your thesis/dissertation to meet formatting requirements.