Revised February 2020
Timeline to FPO
More than two months before:
At least six weeks before:
More than three weeks before:
For an application to be considered complete, the following materials must be included:
Materials submitted by the student
Materials submitted by the department
Three days before:
Day of FPO:
The following items are due in Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library* normally immediately after the successful completion of the FPO examination, but in no case later than two weeks after the defense:
*Note: During the Mudd Library closure, dissertation submissions will be accepted at the Special Collections Suite on C floor in Firestone Library between March 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021. Students will need to visit the Access Office in the main lobby and present a photo ID to gain access to the Special Collections Suite. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (609)258-6345.
The three documents below must be submitted in hard copy to the Graduate School, Academic Affairs, 111 Clio Hall, normally immediately after the successful completion of final public oral exam, but in no case later than two weeks after the successful defense:
All documents must be received by the degree deadline.
- See Nicki Gotsis as soon as you have a target FPO date in mind.
- Date on title page is month/year of graduation, not FPO date.
- Remember to acknowledge your funding in your thesis. See advisor for official grant numbers.
- Read the formatting and binding guidelines carefully. See this page for formal requirements.