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Thesis Processing Office


Q1: Is the Thesis Processing Office (TPO) open?

A1: The office is closed, but all thesis processors are working remotely with students by phone and online via email. Click here for the TPO home page.

Q2: How do I reach the TPO?

A2: Write to to request an Initial Draft Review or iThenticate near-final or final review.
For other TPO questions or requests, including help with your Python Thesis Dashboard, write to

Q3: When are the thesis processors available?

A3: In general, Monday–Friday, 0900–1800 (Pacific Time) or Email the TPO to inquire about alternative hours. 

Q4: How do I reach my thesis processor?

A4: Email or call your assigned thesis processor at the telephone number listed in the “Staff Directory” section here. The call will be forwarded to her telework site. 

Q5: Where can I find answers to other questions? 

A5: Click here for the office’s our regular FAQ. The TPO website contains website contains valuable information about due dates, the submission process, templates and forms, Python Thesis Dashboards, citation guidance, and many other resources related to distribution statements, FOUO markings, file sharing software, extensions, and the like. 

Q6: Is the spring Thesis Processing Brief available online?

A6: Yes, the brief was held last week. Log into our Thesis Brief page to watch the video and download handouts and slides.
The brief is mandatory for June graduates. Students graduating in future quarters are encouraged to join the session or watch the video and download the handouts; see the next question. 

Q7: How do I get credit for watching the thesis brief? 

A7: Contact to receive an attendance code that you enter into your thesis dashboard’s Milestones section.

Q8: Can international students still receive additional editing and formatting support?

A8: Yes, please refer to our website for an overview of this free optional service. Live online briefs are being held April 13 and 14. Students also are being encouraged to request one-to-one formatting training with a thesis processor via Zoom. TPO sent information on the formatting brief, one-to-one formatting training, and earlier due dates and deadlines to international students. For questions, please contact

Q9: What happens if I have to leave earlier than expected spring quarter? 

A9: International students may be recalled by their governments. If so, you will need to either have your thesis accepted by TPO as publication ready or have an approved thesis extension form submitted to your ed tech and IGPO. You may also obtain an extension form from your ed tech. TPO and your faculty members will continue to work with you to complete your thesis after you return home.