How can I check the status of my copyright registration?

You can search the U.S. Copyright Office Public Catalog records online by title, name, keyword, registration number, document number or command keyword. This will allow you to check the status of your dissertation/thesis copyright registration and obtain a registration number.

If you are unable to locate your dissertation/thesis record, please visit the Copyright Office website to view current REGISTRATION PROCESSING TIMES.

For additional assistance, please contact the Author & School Relations team at or 800-521-0600 press 2, then 1 (M-F from 8AM to 6PM EST).