What Happens After the Final Defense? Topic 3: Preparing for Defense
Meet with your chair about any revisions
Do they want to see another draft?
Are you adding anything to any chapters?
Did they give you suggestions for Chapter 5?
Check with the Program Office for all paperwork
Complete revisions within 10 working days
Be sure your dissertation meets APA Guidelines
When approved by your chair, file dissertation with the Graduate School
Email a final copy to each member of your committee when approved by the Graduate School. You should ask if a bound copy is desired. It is customary to send a thank you note to your chair and committee members when completed with the copy of your dissertation.