If one of the members rejects the paper, or requests substantial revisions, the defense date may have to be postponed unless changes can be made in time.
Students should also be aware that they may encounter some difficulties in finding committee members or arranging a date for a defense in January or September because of the limited availability of faculty during the summer months and winter recess.
(Such revisions may or may not set back the graduation date, depending on how long they take.) The committee may also ask for minor editorial changes, which will not delay graduation.
Students will have up to 30 days to make these changes and submit the final thesis to Gallatin.
Within 30 days after the defense, the student must submit the final, corrected version of the thesis (please see the formatting guidelines for more information).
The final thesis must be submitted electronically by completing the online Final Thesis Submission form.Students who have passed the defense and have met all other degree requirements will be eligible for graduation.If the committee asks for revisions, the student will have a specified amount of time to produce them and have them approved.When an acceptable date and time have been arranged, the student should complete the online Thesis Defense Registration form, which must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the defense.In addition to the date and time of the defense, the student should provide on the form the names of the committee members and their email addresses.At this stage, the student solicits feedback from the adviser and other committee members, but does not submit the thesis to Gallatin.back to top After the adviser has approved the thesis and thinks the student is ready for the defense, the student should submit the thesis to Gallatin and to the thesis committee no less than four weeks before the anticipated defense date.Students are responsible for selecting and confirming the participation of each panelist. program directors are also available to help students with this process.Students should consult with their primary advisers about composing the committee. back to top Students are required to submit a copy of the thesis to the adviser no less than ten weeks before the anticipated defense date.By the time the student has submitted the thesis to Gallatin, he or she should be finalizing arrangements for the defense.Students should consult with all three panelists regarding the dates and times when they are available.