Office of the Registrar

Electronic Thesis Submission

Summer 2024 thesis extension submission process

  1. The student provides the thesis adviser with a PDF of ​a properly-formatted thesis draft (must use one of the available templates for correct formatting). The thesis adviser approves the document for submission by providing the student a proof of approval document in PDF format (a PDF of a Reed email is sufficient).

  2. Once the thesis adviser approves and no later than 3pm on Tuesday, September 3 (if an earlier submission date is required, students may contact the thesis adviser and the registrar’s office for more information), the student submits a PDF of the thesis adviser approval -AND- a PDF of the final thesis via the Reed College Thesis Submission System. 
  1. Once the submission of the thesis is confirmed, registrar staff will notify the student and thesis adviser and set the status to under review.
  1. Then, the student must immediately distribute a thesis copy to each member of the orals board ensuring the readers have at least 48 hours to review the document before the exam (ask if they want an electronic or hardcopy).
  1. The library will follow up with students on required format changes to their thesis after it is submitted. See the Thesis Help Guide for details on required formatting.
  1. After the oral exam, the student must make any edits required by the orals board and all formatting updates required by the library. We recommend that this is done right after the exam so the final thesis can be submitted earlier than the library deadline.
  1. As soon as possible but no later than noon on Tuesday, September 17, the student will upload their corrected thesis through the Reed College Thesis Submission System. The library will check that the thesis meets the guidelines and notify the student if their submission has been approved or if further changes are required. 

**Please note: The library thesis submission is a degree requirement! The library will coordinate and cover the cost of the printing and binding of the two library thesis copies. If personal copies are desired, please submit the Google form on the Print Services website.


Laurels will be available for pickup once the final thesis draft has been submitted via the Reed College Thesis Submission System. Contact Sonali Shivdasani to schedule an appointment or if there are questions about laurels.

Electronic Thesis Board

We want to celebrate this occasion by posting student information on ​the Thesis Board 2024. ​Once the thesis is submitted students may complete the Thesis Board Submission form to add their name, major, and thesis title ​on the board.



If there are questions, please contact:

Office of the Registrar

Last updated June 14, 2024