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Thesis Master Final Examination & Thesis Deposit Check List


_____ Arrange day, hour and room for final exam at a time convenient for your committee.  Schedule room as far in advance as possible.  Check web site: for room availability before-emailing.

            The use of is helpful.

 _____ Submit Room Reservation request to with

  1. Room Number or Name (“Lilly 1-117” or “Watson’s Crick”)
  2. Date (“December 8”)
  3. Start Time and Duration (or End Time) (don’t forget to allow 30 minutes before and after for set up and clean up.
  4. Description of the Event (Final Exam)


_____ 3 weeks prior to your Final Exam complete

            a. complete the Form 8 “Request for Appointment of Examining Committee” to access the form;

                        Log onto MyPurdue / Academics / Graduate School Plan of Study

                                    DO NOT change your committee listing

            b. to be approved you must send the BIOL-Graduate Office

                        (Non-submission of any of the below items will prevent you from holding your Final Exam)

                        1. ThMS_Bulletin.doc  (send as a word doc only)

2. Departmental Questionnaire BIOL_04A

3. Thesis_signature_request_form.pdf (You can print, sign and send as a scanned copy)

            c. schedule your Thesis Deposit date/time

            d. Submit Thesis to committee & BIOL-Graduate Office

e. Initiate your Thesis_Acceptance_Form.pdf


_____ Schedule your Thesis Deposit date/time


_____ BIOL-Graduate Office will process first iThenticate and report to Major PI.


_____ Formatting - the BIOL-Graduate Office will start the formatting dialog from the dissertation submitted 3-weeks prior to your meeting date.  Earlier contact is always encouraged and appreciated.


_____ 1-2 business days before your Final Exam the BIOL-Graduate Office will send you the only Department form to be completed.

                        Day of Exam, give to your Major PI.

Return the Examination forms to the Graduate Office right after your Exam. 


_____ Submit the Final Thesis to the BIOL-Graduate Office or Major PI for the Final iThenticate Report

 If Major PI –  PDF copy of the Report must be submitted to the BIOL-Graduate Office


_____ Thesis Deposit

           _____ Follow the Form 9 on-line procedures

            _____ Form 30 – ONLY after ALL signatures are on the Form 9

                        Add to the front of your Thesis and submit through the on-line deposit system


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