Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017     Views: 2949

Without exception, all passing graduate capstone papers must be submitted by the program director to the library where they are retained in the university's electronic archives. The End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies (aka EOP Manual) outlines the procedure.

The APUS Trefry Library acquires, catalogs, preserves and facilitates capstone thesis/project papers.  The process is as follows:

  1. The student completes his/her capstone thesis/project paper and submits it to his/her capstone professor.
  2. The professor grades the paper.
  3. Having received a passing grade, the capstone paper is then processed by the student's department and then submitted via email to the APUS Library by the program director. There is usually some processing time for the school program before submission to the library.
  4. A record of the submission is entered in our inventory and the paper is stored in the university's internal electronic archive.  The internal archive is not public.

See also: Will my thesis/capstone paper be published by the library?