Ed.D. Deposit Gateway

Ed.D. Deposit Gateway

Please download the Electronic Deposit of the Ed.D. Dissertation Bulletin. This brochure will provide detailed information on how to  complete the electronic submission of your Dissertation.

There are five steps to completing your Ed.D. Deposit (see below for a more detail explanation:

1.  Complete the Ed.D./Ed.D. CTAS Dissertation Manuscript Approval Form;

2.  Complete the Ed.D. Degree Application Form;

3.  Pay the $95 processing fee;

4.  Submit the required Survey of Earned Doctorates online;

5.  Upload and submit a PDF copy of your dissertation.


The deadline for depositing your Dissertation for all degree periods are noted on the Academic Calendar.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar HERE for more information.


1.  Complete the Ed.D./Ed.D. CTAS Manuscript Approval Form

Please fill out the top portion of the form and submit to your Sponsor for signature (or Corrections Committee if you received a Line 2 for your defense). The Office of Doctoral Studies will be unable to finalize your manuscript's title to be placed on the Convocation website until this is received.

This is a fully fillable Adobe Acrobat form and it should be e-mailed to ods@tc.columbia.edu.

2.  Complete the Ed.D. Degree Application Form.

Click Ed.D. Degree Application Form for the Ed.D. Degree Application Form

This form needs to be filled out and submitted to the Manager of ODS for processing.  This form is fully Adobe Acrobat fillable and signable and should be e-mailed to ods@tc.columbia.edu.

Please ensure that your Diploma Mailing Address is up to date by following these instructions.

3. Pay the $95 processing fee.

Click here to make payment of the $95 processing fee directly to Teachers College via credit card or bank transfer. A message will be sent directly to the Office of Doctoral Studies upon completion.

4.  Submit the required Survey of Earned Doctorates online.

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is an ongoing survey sponsored by the  National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Teachers College requires completion of this survey as part of the Dissertation Final Deposit.

Please note the following points before accessing the SED website - failure to follow these steps may delay processing of your deposit. 

When registering for the SED site:

  • Please use your Teachers College e-mail address! This allows us to keep track of who has completed the survey.   
  • For institution, enter: Teachers College, Columbia University

At the end of the survey:

  • When complete, SED will automatically send a copy to the Office of Doctoral Studies.

If you have read and understand the information above, then CLICK HERE to access the Survey of Earned Doctorates.

5. Upload and submit a PDF copy of your Dissertation

The digital copy of your Dissertation is uploaded to ProQuest/UMI, as well as to Academic Commons (Columbia University's online research repository).

Your Dissertation must be uploaded in PDF format, in one single file. If you have not already created a PDF, or if you are unable to do so, there is a PDF Conversion Tool available as part of the upload process.  You will also need a copy of your Abstract that you can copy and paste into a text box.

PLEASE NOTE: ODS will review your manuscript for adherence to the required corrections prior to being approved for publishing. If corrections still need to be made, ODS will reach out to you through ProQuest.

Regarding the optional copyright registration service offered by ProQuest/UMI:  Please note that under copyright law, you automatically hold a  copyright on your work. This is why we have you include a copyright page  in your work.  Copyright registration provides certain important  practical and legal benefits in addition to those you already enjoy as  the creator of an original work. Columbia University provides extensive  information about copyright issues through the Copyright Advisory Office. Of particular interest is this page,  which explains your rights as an author of a dissertation (or any other  original work). Please note that the optional service offered by  ProQuest/UMI costs $55.00 and can be paid via credit card directly to  ProQuest through the upload system. You can also register your copyright  yourself with the U.S. Copyright Office.


If you have read and understand the information above, then CLICK HERE to access the upload system.

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