UWG Format Guidelines

Students should follow the guidelines in the Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Guidelines Handbook (PDF, 525K).  Each thesis/dissertation needs to be reviewed by the student and Thesis or Dissertation Chair for compliance. The student has full responsibility for ensuring that all copies of the thesis or dissertation are correct in content and form.

For convenience, the Graduate School created a word template with the formatting already styled.

Thesis & Dissertation Template (38.6K)

Proquest Submission  

Once the student has defended their dissertation/thesis, they are ready to begin the ProQuest Process. When the document is completed and all required formatting has been reviewed and approved by your faculty advisor/chair, submit the request to upload to ProQuest by clicking the button below.

The final format review occurs after submission to ProQuest. Prior to that, students must work with their Dissertation Chair to make sure their submission follows the UWG formatting guidelines and the appropriate style guide (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). The submission to ProQuest must be considered the student's final draft to minimize any needed changes. 

Any needed changes will be communicated via email from ProQuest. Students should list an email address they check daily when creating their account in ProQuest. Any requested revisions must be addressed and resubmitted promptly. 

ProQuest Submission Request and Format Approval Verification

After the advisor approves the format review, the student will receive instructions for uploading to ProQuest. If you have questions about the process, please email edreview@westga.edu

Proquest Deadlines

Submit the thesis or dissertation to ProQuest by the deadlines listed below. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it is due on the following workday by 5:00 PM.

Spring Graduation April 1
Summer Graduation July 1
Fall Graduation November 1