IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not able to do pre-reviews at this time due to the number of theses being submitted for the October 23 deadline for completing your submission in order to graduate. If you are submitting your final thesis, it will be reviewed after you have submitted to cIRcle. Exception: Doctoral dissertations going out to external examiners will be reviewed, but please allow a minimum of five business days for a response.

The office of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office is closed due to the COVID-19 virus. We are working from home to ensure your questions are answered and thesis management continues as usual. However, response times will be slower. Please be patient, and be assured that we will take the slowdown into consideration when it comes to meeting deadlines.
Theses in cIRcle will have priority over pre-reviews.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is happy to review your thesis early in its preparation to ensure that you're on the right track. It's a good idea to get a pre-review when your thesis is nearly ready for examination, so that you have time to make any formatting changes in advance of corrections required by your committee or examiners.

Theses are only reviewed in PDF format, and they are reviewed in the order in which they're received.

UBCO students: For pre-reviews and information, please contact:

Theses are reviewed electronically:

Email a PDF of your thesis to

  • Include your name and student number
  • Tell us whether you're requesting a review of a thesis in progress or immediately prior to submission for external examination (mandatory for doctoral students)

We will respond by email.

If your thesis is too large for you to send by email, please send using FTP, Dropbox, or similar file transfer system.

Theses are reviewed electronically only during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

It is your responsibility to submit your thesis for review well in advance of deadlines (3 - 5 days is recommended) in order to allow yourself time to make changes if necessary.

Important: It is your responsibility to proofread your thesis carefully. The thesis team checks theses to ensure they meet the formatting requirements, focusing on the preliminary pages. If staff notice egregious mistakes elsewhere in a thesis they may require them to be corrected in the interest of ensuring a professional presentation of the work.