Starting your Thesis

Thesis Guide: Use this document as a guide to help you through the thesis registration and completion process.

Thesis Checklist: Common questions regarding format, font, printing and binding can be found here.

Thesis Completion Form: To be completed when you are ready to register for credits involved in your thesis project. Please review this form with your thesis mentor.

Thesis Completion

Refer to the thesis checklist for help with this process.  You will also need to complete a title page for your thesis (see form below). If you choose to have a personal copy bound, you must fill out the bindery form (see form below).

Thesis Title Page Template: Assists the students in creating their title page for the finished project. This page will require your mentor’s signature.

An electronic copy of your thesis will be required for submission to ProQuest for inclusion in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global databaseThere is no charge for submitting to ProQuest, which is done electronically, and the SJU community has access to their work via the ProQuest database. This fulfills the requirement to submit a copy of your thesis to the library.

One paper copy should be submitted to the English department for inclusion in their collection. The copy should be three-hole punched. The department will provide a binder for the display cabinet.

Getting a copy bound for your personal use will require the bindery form to be filled out. Due to increased prices, copies now cost $25.00 each, plus UPS shipping. You must pay by money order due to possible delay times for delivery. Wait time for finished copies can take several weeks, as the library must have 30 copies in order to complete a shipment.

Bindery form 4.2022

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