Effective 11/1/2020 Doctoral student’s no longer need to complete and submit the Tentative Approval Page prior to their defense. If a student’s committee requires a working copy of the dissertation prior to the final defense that should only be sent to the student’s committee, it should not be sent to the registrars office, the graduate school, or degree audit.
Ph.D. students are still required to announce their defense on the University Events Calendar at least two weeks prior to the date as they have always done. The instructions to post their defense announcement can be found here as the first item, https://registrar.uconn.edu/doctoral-degree-programs/dissertation-information/.
Additionally, over the summer it was approved to remove the Submission Checklist as part of the final paperwork submission as well. Currently the three items students need to submit after a successful dissertation defense are a) Final Exam Report, b) Dissertation Approval page and c) Survey of Earned Doctorates completion certificate.
Both the Submission Checklist and Tentative Approval Page have been removed from the Registrar’s Office and Graduate School websites. Please refer to this link going forward, https://registrar.uconn.edu/doctoral-degree-programs/dissertation-information/. It contains all the relevant information and form links a student or faculty member may need in order finalize their academic career.
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