This is why we have you include a copyright page in your dissertation.
Copyright registration provides important practical and legal benefits beyond those you already enjoy as the creator of an original work.
If you have questions or concerns about the digital availability of your dissertation, please click here for frequently asked questions on this topic.
If you choose, you may place a one-,two-, or five-year embargo on your dissertation.
The option to request an embargo of one or two years will be offered to you in the upload process under the section "Delaying release in Pro Quest"; please see If you indicate your request for an embargo in this section, your dissertation will also be embargoed in Academic Commons.
The title and abstract of embargoed dissertations will still be available to the public through Pro Quest.If it is approved pending revisions, your dissertation must be deposited within six months after the date of defense.Should you wish to receive your degree at a particular degree conferral (October, February, or May), please refer to the Dates and Deadlines page for the relevant deadline.Teachers College Ph D Students: If the deposit takes place more than one month into the semester following the defense, TC students are responsible for an additional Dissertation Advisement Fee.Contact the TC Office of Doctoral Studies for more information. Do not leave this process for the last day of a deposit deadline.Your examining committee may have directed you to make minor revisions to your dissertation.Once you have made these revisions, you are ready to begin the deposit process.You will also need a copy of your abstract that you can copy and paste into a text box.By default, your dissertation will be made publicly available online in an open-access repository.Alumni who wish to extend their embargo should complete both of the following steps: Search Engine Access During the upload process, you will be asked whether to allow major search engines to discover your work.This option only applies to the copy of your dissertation in Pro Quest.