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Thesis Binding Procedures

Included on this page are the procedures followed by students and library staff to carry out the Graduate Thesis Guidelines. For additional information about the Thesis Binding Policy, contact the Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies.

Download and fill out the Thesis Binding Order Form to order binding services. 

  • Students should complete all department requirements and obtain a signed “Certificate of Approval”. A single copy of the Certificate of Approval should be included with the thesis copies.
  • Students should deliver 3 institution copies and as many personal copies as they desire to the library.
  • Students will pay $15.00 per copy to bind the thesis. Students can pick up personal copies at the library with no additional charge or pay a mailing fee of $10.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.
  • Payment may be made by Laker Card only. Payment should be delivered to the library along with the copies to be bound.
  • Thesis copies may be printed on rag or white paper.
  • The thesis will be sent to the bindery with the next regularly scheduled bindery shipment. Typically the thesis will be returned from the bindery in 4 to 8 weeks.
  • If the student ordered personal copies and planned to pick them up at the library, the student will be notified when the thesis is returned from the bindery and is ready to be picked up.
  • Personal copies will be mailed to the student if a mailing fee was paid.
  • Library staff will disperse institutional copies with one copy going to the student and two copies going to cataloging to be processed and added to the library’s collection. One library copy will be placed in the University Archives. The second copy will be added to the circulating collection and will be available to be checked out.