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 reviewed electronically in order to save paper should you need to make corrections and re-submit, and they are reviewed in the order in which they're received.

Doctoral dissertations must be submitted electronically for review immediately prior to submission for external examination. You can have your dissertation pre-reviewed to make sure you're on the right track, but it must be reviewed again immediately before sending to the external examiner to ensure that the formatting is correct. We will send a formal email when it has been approved, which you need to submit with your thesis to the doctoral exams team.

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 to allow yourself time to make changes if necessary.