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Submit your paper to Thesis Processing for Initial Review

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The Thesis Processing Office begins accepting Initial Review submissions the week after the Thesis Briefs of each term. Details

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Minimum draft requirements

  1. Thesis Proposal Form in your thesis dashboard is complete.
  2. Draft uploaded to thesis SharePoint site (or Box, if thesis is export controlled). If classified or CHDS, see our file-sharing page for more information on how you will share your files.
  3. A minimum of 1/2 to 2/3 of your thesis text (about three complete chapters) formatted in the NPS thesis template and All Paragraph style is applied to all body paragraphs. You may submit ANY complete chapters.
  4. Chapters are 1) cited, 2) proofread, 3) reviewed by your advisor(s), and 4) free of track changes and comments.
  5. A  proofread list of references, reflecting sources cited in your text. Use the NPS Citation Guide.
  6. File is named 22Dec_LastName_FirstName. Follow this capitalization guidance.
    • If more than one author, file name is 22Dec_LastName1_LastName2_LastName3
    • If SE capstone, file is named using the last name of the first-listed author (by alphabet) on the cover page followed by "et al": 22Dec_FirstAuthorLastName et al
  7. "Thesis Processing Brief" is checked off in your thesis dashboard's Requirements Status section.
  8. You are graduating in the current quarter.




I meet the minimum requirements. I'm ready for review!

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