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September graduates

  • Thesis

Initial Draft: Aug 12
Final Draft: Sep 9

Future Quarters


Brief Schedule

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Target Submission    Dates

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During your graduation quarter, you are required to submit your thesis, dissertation, MBA report, JAP or capstone to Thesis Processing for review. We highly recommend watching the thesis brief as the first step in the process. In fact, in-person brief attendance is a requirement for all resident students during their graduation quarter. Briefs for September graduates have been held; watch the video here. Also, visit the Submission Process page for a step-by-step guide to processing your thesis that includes recommended timelines.

Templates + Forms Distribution Statements Citation Styles

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Wireless / offsite students

Access your thesis SharePoint site via NPS Cloudlab at https://cloudlab.nps.edu/. Choose the HTML access option, then click the SOF icon to connect to the NPS environment.

Another option is to first log into the NPS network (VPN) via Cisco AnyConnect software. In SharePoint, precede your user name with "ERN\": ERN\Jdoe. See this link or video to install the software.

If your NPS account has been disabled, contact the Technology Assistance Center at (831) 656-1046 or tac@nps.edu.

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Got writer's block?

The Graduate Writing Center can help. Sign up for one-to-one coaching and workshops such as Mark My Words (proofreading skills), Building Better Sentences, and Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro. A writing coach can review your work and help you express your ideas clearly, powerfully, and concisely. Visit the Writing Center to make an appointment. See synopses of past thesis work.

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Turnitin checkup

All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality via Turnitin (TII). Results will be provided confidentially to students and their advisors, providing ample time to correct potential plagiarism concerns before the Final Draft is submitted. Coaches at the Graduate Writing Center are also standing by to help students improve citation and paraphrasing if such issues are identified in their drafts. Potential plagiarism cases identified after signatures have been obtained on the Thesis Release Form will be forwarded to the Dean of Students Office. Questions? Get answers here.

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Contact us

Thesis Processing Office

Dudley Knox Library
Room 111
M-F 0730-1700
Staff directory

VPN or SharePoint access

(831) 656-1046