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Future Quarters

The Fine Print

Brief Schedule


I've watched the brief. I'm ready for review


Target Submission    Dates: March Graduates

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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. Attending the thesis brief is the first step in the process. A recording for DL students, as well as the handouts and slideshow, are posted here. In-person brief attendance is mandatory for resident students during their graduation quarter. 

The submission process page offers a step-by-step guide that includes recommended timelines.

Templates + Forms Distribution Statements Citation Guides

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Wireless / offsite students

To access your thesis SharePoint site, choose one option:

VPN (preferred): First log into the NPS network via Cisco AnyConnect software. In SharePoint, precede your user name with ERN\, as in ERN\Jdoe. See this link or video to install the software.

Cloudlab: Connect at https://cloudlab.nps.edu/. Download your file from your site. Then, email it to yourself using NPS webmail. Finally, sign out of Cloudlab and open the email you sent yourself.

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 drafts are checked for originality via Turnitin. Results are provided confidentially 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 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
Office Hours: 1000-1200 and 1300-1500

Staff directory

VPN or SharePoint access

(831) 656-1046