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Submission Due Dates (March Graduates)

Meet these dates for the best chance of finishing on time


Initial Draft = 14 February
Final Draft = 13 March

Dissertation, click here

Int'l students using the editor, click here

Graduation is 27 March

Future Quarters

The Fine Print

Brief Schedule

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Our website has been updated to reflect the new thesis process, in which forms and milestones are tracked via each student's thesis dashboard  in Python. For help with the Python Thesis Module / Thesis Dashboards, click here.

During your graduation quarter, you are required to submit your thesis, dissertation, MBA report, JAP or capstone to Thesis Processing for review. Attending the thesis brief is the first step in the process. The briefs for March graduates have been held; a recording is available here. In-person brief attendance is mandatory for resident students during their graduation quarter. DL students receive viewing information by email from their ed techs.


Top links:

Thesis Template Submission Process Citation Guides SharePoint Help Python Help

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iThenticate (plagiarism) check

All unrestricted drafts are checked for originality via iThenticate. Results are provided to students and their advisors, providing ample time to correct potential plagiarism concerns before the Final Draft is submitted. The Graduate Writing Center can help students improve citation and paraphrasing if such issues were identified. Potential plagiarism identified after the Thesis Release and Approval Form (TRAF) has been routed for departmental approvals and a Final Review request has been made will be forwarded to the Dean of Students Office. Questions? Get answers here.


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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 Graduate Writing Center to make an appointment. Also, get ideas and inspiration from past thesis work.

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 Contact us 

Thesis Processing Office
Dudley Knox Library, Rm 111, M-F, 0900 to 1800

Write to to request your
near-final iThenticate review, if warranted.


Write directly to your assigned thesis processor
to request your Final Review.

For other TPO questions or requests,
write to

Drop-in hours // Staff directory

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