Can I use the edited document as the final document to hand in at my university?

Yes, when you accept all changes and delete all comments your document is ready to be handed in.

How to accept all changes:

Accept changes Word 2013
Accept changes (Word 2013)
Accept changes Word 2010
Accept changes (Word 2010)
Accept changes Word 2007
Accept changes (Word 2007)
Accept changes Word 2003
Accept changes (Word 2003)
Accept changes for Mac 2011
Accept changes (Word for Mac 2011)

How to remove all comments:

Delete comment Word 2013
Delete comment (Word 2013)
Delete comment Word 2010
Delete comment (Word 2010)
Delete comment Word 2007
Delete comment  (Word 2007)
Delete comment Word 2003
Delete comment (Word 2003)
Delete comment Word for Mac 2011
Delete comment (Word for Mac 2011)

When you’ve finished this, others will no longer be able to see the changes made by the editor.

Two tips

  1. Read your last version one last time to make sure everything is the way you want it.
  2. Save your document as a .pdf file to come across more professional and to ensure the layout doesn’t change.