ETD Guide/Students/Importance of satisfying local requirements

When students prepare ETDs, they must be sure to undertake this effort in accordance with all requirements. They should be aware and considerate of the interests, time, and abilities of the faculty who advise and examine them. They must be sure that those in charge of the graduate program and library, as applicable, are satisfied with their submission. Typically, there will be written or online instructions, such as are available for Virginia Tech students ( If their university does not accept ETDs, students can submit as an “independent”, according to rules and procedures being developed by NDLTD. Instructions may be updated from time to time and will be found at

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