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Electronic Submission of Plan A Theses

To: Directors of Graduate Studies
DGS Assistants
From: The Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) staff
The GSSP staff is pleased to announce improvements to the master's thesis submission process. Effective October 15, 2009, master's Plan A/professional engineering design project students will be able to submit their thesis to the Graduate School electronically. Master's students submitting their thesis electronically will:

submit a PDF of their thesis to a designated email address - mastetd@umn.edu
not be required to pay the current $10 binding fee
not be required to submit two unbound paper copies of their thesis to the Graduate School
have their thesis available in the University's Digital Conservancy (UDC) at http://conservancy.umn.edu.
Students submitting electronically are required to participate in the UDC. Those unable to submit electronically or who elect not to participate in the UDC, must complete the current paper submission process by submitting two unbound paper copies of their thesis and the related $10 binding fee to the Graduate School.

A notice promoting the new electronic submission process is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/etd/ETD_Ad.pdf. We ask that you post copies of this notice near and within your graduate program office to promote this service. Thank you for your help with sharing the information about electronic submission. An updated version of the master's guidelines, which outline information about thesis formatting and both the electronic and paper submission processes is also available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/masters/submission.html. If you have questions or concerns, please contact GSSP at gsmast@umn.edu.

Amber Knapp
Coordinator, Masters and Certificate Degree Services