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Due Dates (December Graduates)

Submission window for December 2020 graduates opens 13 October

Meet these dates for the best chance of finishing on time


Initial Draft = 6 November
Final Draft = 4 December

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Int'l students using the editor, click here

Graduation is 18 December

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During your graduation quarter, you must submit your thesis, dissertation, MBA report, Joint Applied Project, or capstone report to Thesis Processing for review. Attending a thesis brief is the first step in the process. Briefs for the December class have been held; the recording, slides, and handouts are available here.

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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
M-F, 0900-1800

Write to to request your near-final iThenticate review, if warranted, or Initial Draft Review.

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

For other TPO inquiries,

Staff directory for telephone numbers.

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