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Filing your Thesis, Scholarly Research Project or Dissertation

After defending, file one electronic copy of the thesis, scholarly research project or dissertation to Carol Steward in the Graduate School for review and final approval. Most require at least some revisions, please do not bring printed copies for review.

What's Next?

The review copy is read by two people in the Graduate School for format and to assure that it meets university standards.

Corrections are commonly requested at this point, please wait for final approval from the Graduate School printing or requesting a letter of completion. The Graduate School will email necessary changes to you.

The Benefits of Electronic Submission

  • Ease of access. Students may submit work from any online computer anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
  • Saves paper. The process after defense is completely paperless.
  • Easy Payment. Students pay all fees online directly to through their UNC account.
  • Students save the cost of reproducing draft copies on paper. The final copies are still required to be bound for the university and student.

Document Naming

Document naming requirements for filing your electronic thesis, scholarly research project or dissertation are as follows: Last Name.First Initial.Date

  • E.g., Sample.C.2.08.19
  • Your thesis, scholarly research project or dissertation must be in one document. Submit either a PDF or MS Word document. 

Submitting Your Document for Review

Fill out and email the following to Carol.Steward@unco.edu from your UNC Email.

Printing and binding are no longer required. Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 students may print and bind their personal copies (see below). Beginning Fall 2019, the Graduate School will no longer process any paper copies for binding.  

Since we are going totally digital, all students will be required to upload their thesis, scholarly research project and dissertation with Digital UNC. Instructions will come from the Graduate School with your final approval.

Submitting Your Final Copies for Binding (Optional)

  • Print on white copy paper, quality of your choice.
  • Single-sided, on white, 20 or 24 pound paper. Heavier paper will be charged extra for binding.
  • Do not print library or Advisor copies.
  • You may print and bind as many as you would like.
  • Binding will be billed to your UNC account. ($25 per copy bound)

Physical Address:
Graduate School
c/o Carol Steward
1700 9th Avenue
Carter Hall, room 2007
Greeley, CO 80639

Shipping Address:
University of Northern Colorado
Graduate School
501 20th Street
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO 80639-0064

Printing Alternatives

Printed copies must be made from a high quality printer and be free of stray lines and smudges. If you would rather contact a Greeley copy business to print out your manuscript, that is also acceptable, as long as they can print one copy on the cotton paper.

The Graduate School cannot pick up copies, the printer must have delivery service to Carter Hall, room 2007, or you should find someone reliable to deliver the final copies to us. If they are not in good condition, you will be required to reprint.

The Graduate School must have all copies and all final forms completed by graduation day in order to release your degree confirmation and final transcript.

Ordering Additional Copies

If you want additional copies for friends and family, bring additional copies to be bound. Your UNC account will be charged for the binding. Additional information regarding the binding of your manuscript can be found on the Thesis and Dissertation Handling Fee Schedule page

Mailing Instructions

If you are not able to deliver the manuscript copies in person, pack them carefully for shipping to avoid additional expenses.

Shipping Your Manuscripts

Place manuscripts neatly in a box.

Place manuscript neatly in a box with a lid made specifically for paper or hold all pages in paper wrap and tape securely so manuscript does not shift at all. (Plastic wrap works too!)

Package your manuscript with care.

Package your manuscripts with care; this is the legacy of your hard work!

Place smaller paper box within a well-padded larger box.

Place smaller paper box within a well padded larger box.

Tape Box and ship to:
University of Northern Colorado
Graduate School
501 20th Street
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO 80639-0064


Please note: Manuscripts sent in the condition of the examples below will not be accepted!!

Don't let this happen to your manuscript.

Don't let this happen to your manuscript!

Manuscripts in this condition will not be accepted.

Manuscripts in this condition will not be accepted.

This was shipped without anything to keep papers in place, resulting in torn and bent pages.

This was shipped without anything to keep papers in place — resulting in torn and bent pages and double the printing/shipping expense.