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Section 7.12 of the Graduate School Handbook
Final Approval. Final approval of the student’s dissertation cannot occur until the final oral examination has been completed satisfactorily. Each dissertation committee member indicates approval by posting their decision on the Report on Final Document form that must be submitted to the Graduate School by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation.
Restricted Material. Dissertations must not contain material restricted from publication.
Electronic Submission. All doctoral dissertations must be submitted electronically through OhioLink (the Ohio Library and Information Network) by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation. All Ohio State dissertations are also archived with ProQuest/UMI.
Abstract. The student must write an abstract of 500 words or less for entry onto the OhioLink submission screen. The abstract must contain the principal findings of the student’s research.
Fees. Appropriate fees must be paid by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation.