While UCF respects the wishes of students who would like to publish their work and/or apply for patents, it is essential for scholarly research conducted at a university be available for dissemination. While several options are available for the release of an ETD, it is the goal of the university that all theses and dissertations be available through the UCF Libraries catalog. Upon uploading the final ETD to the UCF Libraries ETD website, students must choose one of four options for the availability of their ETD through UCF. Students are required to discuss the following options with their thesis or dissertation adviser and indicate the availability choice on the Thesis and Dissertation Attachment form.
* Does not require thesis and dissertation adviser signature and approval.