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Library Protocol

Two copies of the professional project are to be turned in and will be kept by the Grace College and Seminary Morgan Library.  Both must be printed on a laser printer and must be on 20 lb. acid-free or acid-neutral white paper, letter size (8 ½ x 11), 25% cotton content.  A watermark is expected.  The project advisor will turn in the project, not the student.

Student should send a PDF copy of their final project to the library as an attachment to an email sent to

The Professional Project must be submitted in this form:

  1. Two blank sheets
  2. Title page (counts as page i but does not receive a page number).  [Title must be sixteen words or less.  An example is available.]
  3. Copyright page (does not count as a page) 
  4. A one-page abstract (Roman numeral ii should appear just above the one-inch bottom margin.)  [An example is available]
  5. Body of the project beginning with the table of contents and ending with the bibliography (Roman numeral iii should appear on the bottom of the table of contents page).  Pages that precede the table of contents should not be listed in the table of contents.  An Arabic numeral 1 should appear in the upper right corner (within the top margin) of the first page of the first chapter. 
  6. Two blank pages (after the last page of the bibliography)

Note:  Make sure to include one copy of the signed “Copy Release” with the copies of your professional project that you present shortly before graduation, but don’t include a copy with each of the projects to be bound.

Personal Thesis Binding

If you want bound copies for your own personal use, they will cost $23.00* per copy, plus shipping and handling if you want them mailed to you. They may be submitted on whatever paper you wish.  If you do not submit your copy on acid-free, cotton-content paper, be sure to distinguish clearly between the copies that you are submitting.  If you mail your copies, please be sure to pack them so that they will not be damaged in transit.

See Mrs. Jen Hawkins at the Grace College, Morgan Library to discuss what color cover and lettering you want.  The phone for the library is 574-372-5100 ext. 6294; email:

* This cost may be higher by the time you finish your Professional Project.  Our library only charges what they are charged, but you will have to pay the going rate at the time you complete your work.

Binding Color Options

If binding a personal thesis, you will need to choose:

1. The color of the font on the spine: Black, White, or Gold

2. The color of the binding:

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