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Submitting your electronic thesis/project

Congratulations, graduate students, on reaching this important milestone of getting ready to submit and publish the final version of your master’s thesis/project in electronic format. (If you are a doctoral student submitting a dissertation, please use the doctoral dissertation submission form instead.)

Have you completed all required steps?

Before proceeding to the submission process, please take a moment to review the checklist below to ascertain that you have completed all required steps in the thesis/project clearance process.

  • My thesis/project is written and formatted in conformity to the University's Master's Thesis/Project and Doctoral Dissertation Preparation Guidelines.
  • The chair of my thesis/project committee has approved the final version of my thesis/project and signed the Approval Form for Master’s Thesis or Project (available at
  • I have submitted the original signed approval page of my thesis/project and the completed Approval Form for Master’s Thesis or Project (Electronic Submission).
  • The approval page in my electronic thesis/project is unsigned and includes the explanation banner: Signed Certification of Approval Page is On File with the University Library.  (I have formatted the explanation banner as shown in sample B(2) on page 4 of the Thesis/Project and Dissertation Preparation Guidelines.)
  • My electronic thesis/project has been converted to a PDF format, the format for electronic submission.

What happens when the submission is complete?

When you have completed the submission process, you will receive an email acknowledgement of your submission, but the thesis/project clearance process does not end there.  The University Library will review your electronic thesis/project, making sure that this final version is in full conformity with the University guidelines.  When the review is complete and satisfied, the University Library will issue an official email thesis/project clearance notification.  Upon receipt of this notification, your clearance process will be complete.

Where to locate and access your electronic thesis/project

Once your thesis or project is accepted by the University Library, it will be deposited to the University’s digital Institutional Repository, Stanislaus ScholarWorks.  Depending on your choice of copyright and access option, your electronic thesis/project will be available either to only current Stanislaus State users or all users.

Proceed to the submission form

Access the Electronic Thesis Submission Form and begin the submission process.  For questions or problems, contact