Biomedical Engineering Students

The submission process for Biomedical Engineering students is different from other LGS students.

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To navigate this process, students should follow instructions in the BME Graduate Handbook for all submission and degree completion paperwork.

In Rare Cases

If you need an extension to submit your thesis or dissertation and associated items after the posted deadline, see instructions here.  Note that you will need to make sure you coordinate between Emory and Georgia Tech, and the deadlines may be different.

Required Survey

The Laney Graduate School requires students to complete the Master's or PhD Graduate Education Exit Survey, depending on their degree.  

The surveys are confidential and essential for producing aggregate data that helps Emory and the national higher education community understand how graduate students progress through their programs and view their educational experiences.

A required certificate of completion is available at the end.

NOTE: Students in Biomedical Engineering do not need to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates to Emory. 

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository (ETD)

Students in Biomedical Engineering do not need to submit their theses or dissertations to Emory's ETD.

What You Need to Submit Online to LGS

  • Distribution agreement
  • Completion certificate for PhD or Master's Graduate Education Exit Survey
  • Certificate Completion Form (if applicable)
  • Approval page
  • All items should be submitted online, using the LGS Student Action Form.  Log on to the form, enter a little information about yourself, and then choose the relevant completion action to submit your items.


Contact Mitchell Everett for instructions about how to go about completing your degree.

Electronic signatures

We accept electronic signatures for dissertation approval pages and other forms associated with completion.

The preferred electronic signature for approval forms is for signers to sign a paper document and scan and email it to the student.  We also accept Adobe Sign and DocuSign electronic signatures.

If your submit some other kind of electronic signature or we are uncertain about how to interpret one or more signatures, we will not simply reject the document but will contact the faculty member(s) to confirm.

If a faculty member is unable to provide any kind of scanned or electronic signature, they should email Renee Webb at with a statement including the student’s name and degree program, date of defense and a short sentence saying that this is their electronic signature approving the dissertation (or approving another form).


Submission Deadline Extension

In certain circumstances students may need an extension to submit a dissertation or thesis and associated forms after the posted deadline. These request are reviewed by the Laney Graduate School, and must be for an approved reason:

  • advisor, committee member or DGS/Program Director is unavailable
  • illness or other personal emergency
  • defense date is after the posted submission deadline

If you seek an extension for another reason, you can explain and the Dean may approve. 

To request an extension, use the Submission Extension Deadline Signature Form (your advisor, DGS or Director must sign), and submit it using the Student Action Online Form (you will find an option for this action).