Your examining committee may have directed you to make minor revisions to your dissertation. Once you have made these revisions, you are ready to begin the deposit process. Please be sure to review all the information on this page carefully before clicking any links. Now that you have successfully defended your dissertation, your last remaining academic requirement is to complete your dissertation deposit.
There are four steps to completing your deposit. The steps may be completed in any order, but your deposit is only considered complete when all four steps are completed.
There are specific formatting requirements for your dissertation; see the Formatting Guidelines for more information.
If it is approved as submitted, your dissertation must be deposited within one month after the date of defense. If it is approved pending revisions, your dissertation must be deposited within six months after the date of defense.
Should you wish to receive your degree at a particular degree conferral (October, February, or May), please refer to the Dates and Deadlines page for the relevant deadline.
Teachers College PhD Students: If the deposit takes place more than one month into the semester following the defense, TC students are responsible for an additional Dissertation Advisement Fee. Contact the TC Office of Doctoral Studies for more information.
Teachers College PhD students uploading their dissertation to the Electronic Deposit Gateway, please select the institution, “Columbia University” instead of “Teachers College, Columbia University.” The Teachers College ProQuest site is for Ed.D. students only.
Do not leave this process for the last day of a deposit deadline. We do our best to provide feedback regarding formatting and other matters as quickly as we can, but it is your responsibility to ensure that all parts of the deposit are completed by the deadline, including a correctly formatted dissertation. We review every dissertation that is submitted; uploading your file a few days before the deadline ensures that we can give you feedback on formatting and other matters in a timely manner.
Please note that it will take three business days for a certification letter to be produced for deposits that take place in the week before a deadline. If you need your certification letter by a certain date, it is your responsibility to complete the process in advance.