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Preparing My Thesis

Is there a thesis fee?

If I submit my thesis online do I still need to submit a paper copy?

I would like to use previously published materials in my thesis. How do I do this?

I would like to submit an electronic copy of my thesis for DSpace@MIT. Where do I send it?

What style should I use for my thesis?

What kind of paper should I use to print my thesis?

Where do I get the cardboard covers and clips required for thesis submission?

I would like to list all my thesis readers. Where do I list them?

What do I put on my title page?

Can my abstract be over 350 words?

Do I have to include a biographical note in my thesis?

How do I know which typeface and size to use for my thesis?

Some images run into the 1” margin. Is this acceptable?

Should I print my thesis double-sided or single-sided?

I have large images in my thesis that cannot be printed on 8½x11" sheets of paper. What do I do?

Can I upload files like Excel to accompany my PDF version?

Is there a Word or LaTex template I can use to format my thesis?



Who holds ownership of the copyright to my thesis?

How do I request permission to republish my thesis?

Can I add a Creative Commons license to my thesis?

What copyright year should I put on my thesis?

Can I post my thesis on my webpage?


Access to My Thesis

I want to restrict access on my thesis. How do I do it?

Can I remove my thesis from DSpace@MIT?

I am an MIT graduate and would like to submit my thesis to be in DSpace@MIT. Can I send you PDF?

How can I obtain an electronic copy of my thesis?


Holds, errata, and page substitutions

Can I update my thesis now that it is in DSpace@MIT (correct an error, remove information from a bibliography, etc.)?

What are thesis holds?

How do I know if I should request an errata or a page substitution?

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