Pilot: Thesis & Dissertation Forms

Welcome Students, Faculty, and Staff to the Thesis & Dissertation Pilot Page


Below are forms related to the Georgia Tech thesis/dissertation approval process. Depending on your degree level, all required forms have to be submitted by appropriate deadlines in order to matriculate successfully.

Get Approved

Complete All Documents



A few tips in using Docusign:


  • Log into DocuSign with your gtAccount@gatech.edu format email (ex: gburdell123@gatech.edu) and use the BLUE COMPANY LOGIN button
    • External recipients are allowed. DocuSign requires that a valid name and email address be used.
  • You can look up addresses via the GT Account Lookup Icon on Esignature.gatech.edu
  • All other required documents on the checklist can be sent via email as a PDF to thesis@grad.gatech.edu
  • For more information and questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at thesis@grad.gatech.edu
  • For additional guidance, view the complete documents checklist (pdf)



A form must be initiated by a student, not staff or faculty

A form must be completed in full for the Office of Graduate Studies to sign off on it

A student must complete ALL forms related to their degree progress in order to be finalized by the Office of Graduate Studies

Deadline for Submission of Preliminary Forms: Request for MS Topic, PhD Candidacy, PhD Minor

Note: If these days happen to fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the following business day

Deadline for Submission of Final Thesis/Dissertation Forms
Semester Thesis Deadline w/ Enrollment Waiver Initial Format Check Thesis/Required Forms Due (Enrolled Students)
Summer 2019 May 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. July 19, 2019 Ph.D.: July 26, 2019 at noon | MS: July 26, 2019 at noon
Fall 2019 Aug. 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. Nov. 1, 2019 Ph.D.: Nov. 8, 2019 at noon | MS: Dec. 6, 2019 at noon
Spring 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 at 3 p.m. Mar. 20, 2020 Ph.D.: March 27, 2020 at noon | MS: Apr.24, 2020 at noon
Summer 2020 May 15, 2020 at 3 p.m. July 17, 2020 Ph.D.: July 24, 2020 at noon | MS: July 24, 2020 at noon
Fall 2020 Aug. 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. October 30, 2020 Ph.D.: Nov. 6, 2020 at noon | MS: Dec. 4, 2020 at noon


Print a copy of the above deadlines (pdf)