Printing and binding your thesis is very important. Not every department requires a thesis so be sure to check with your department head about your requirements.
Printing & Binding Your Thesis:
Individual departments may require students to provide a bound copy of their thesis. Please check with your department to find out if you will be required to have a copy of your thesis bound. Also, check to see if this cost is covered by student or department.
You have the option of submitting a copy or copies for yourself to be bound, regardless of whether your department has required a copy. Each copy will be $30.00.
Please note: your binding fee can be paid at Sutton Hall in Student Services with cash, check, or electronic check only. To pay your binding fee with a debit or credit card, use the link below:
If you are required to and/or have decided to have a copy bound, you will need to follow the style guidelines below required for binding. It is your responsibly to follow the requirements below or you will have to reprint your thesis.
Binding Style Guideline Requirements:
Left-hand margins must be one and one-half inches to provide for binding. Top, bottom, and right margins should be one inch. If your margins are not correct you will be required to REPRINT.
Use only 8 1/2 x 11 inch, white, "thesis bond," 100% cotton bond paper. This is required of your department copy. The thesis bond paper ensures greater longevity of the document. If you have difficulty obtaining this paper, it is available at the EWU bookstore. Your copy or copies may be on the paper of your choice.
Use the same style of type or print throughout the manuscript. Use bold face, italicize, or underline words where appropriate. Script is not acceptable for the body of the text. Use 10-13.5-point font size, with 18-24 points between lines. Indented quotes may, however, be single-spaced.
o Print on only one side of the page.
o Printers must produce a manuscript in at least a near-letter-quality mode. The thesis bond paper does not work in some printers. If you run your hand across your printed page and the words smear off, you will need to reprint with a different printer.
o You will submit the hard copy or copies of your thesis to Graduate Studies in 206 Showalter Hall before the last day of the term.
o Final copies will need to be submitted in an envelope or a box to protect the document from damage.
o Do not staple, 3-hole punch, or otherwise mark the final copy of the thesis.
o Your original Signature Page will be included in your bound copy.
o Please provide a copy of your receipt from Student Financial Services of your payment.
o Graduate Studies will check your thesis for quality and formatting. Please follow all formatting directions to avoid having to reprint.
Graduate Studies will send the theses copies off-campus to a bindery company at the end of each quarter (semester students will have their copies sent off with the quarter students). Bound copies are returned to the Graduate Studies Office 4-6 weeks after the close of the quarter. The Graduate Studies Office will send the bound thesis to the academic department (if required) and/or to the student (if have been requested).
Please Note: Graduate Studies will only be shipping theses to the binder twice a year.
- Summer & Fall theses will be shipped out in December and returned to us in January.
- Winter & Spring theses will be shipped out in June and returned to us in July.