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Thesis submission is entirely online. It is the student's responsibility to upload all documents and complete the submission steps.
To submit your thesis to the Library by the deadline dates and times, you must complete the following steps.
Log in and register on the Thesis Registration System
Before registering to submit your thesis in the Thesis Registration System (TRS), ensure that your Thesis Title and Abstract have been authorized by your senior supervisor.
|2||Go to the Thesis Registration System (TRS).|
Log in with your SFU Computing ID (CAS ID).
Enter the following fields provided in the Thesis Registration System (TRS):
No need to upload any documents at this time. If necessary, you can edit any of the above fields later if you haven't done step #13.
|5||Save your record (click the Save / Create button).|
Make sure you receive an email confirmation re: "Registration of your intention to submit your thesis ....."
Upload your thesis, supporting materials, and documentation
|Step number||Note: you do not need to upload ALL documents before pressing clicking the Save / Update button. Upload what you have available, press the Save / Update button before navigating away from the page. Log back in when you have the rest of your documents to upload, remembering to press the Save / Update button before navigating away from the page.|
|6||If you aren't logged in already, login to the Thesis Registration System (TRS). If you are not on the edit screen, then click on "Edit my submission" link at the top left.|
ALL thesis supporting documentation MUST be scanned as a PDF, uploaded, and saved into the Thesis Registration System before a thesis will be accepted by the Library.
Required documentation includes:
If applicable documentation includes:
Upload a PDF/A version of your thesis.
|9||Upload supplementary material files if applicable (see Appendices & Supplemental Material).|
|10||Save your record (click the Save / Update button).|
Make sure you receive an email confirmation re: "File upload acknowledgement"
Book a thesis intake appointment (recommended)
Please note that although it is recommended, an intake appointment is NOT required in order to submit your thesis to the library. Should you wish, you may move ahead to step 13 and submit your thesis and supporting documentation to the Thesis Registration System.
Book a Thesis Intake appointment with the Theses Office to ensure that your thesis meets formatting requirements and that all supporting documentation is accurate and complete.
The intake stage of submitting your thesis is done at your appointment. You will be informed of formatting changes that may be required. You, your graduate program assistant, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will receive a message confirming that your submission has been completed and awaits auditing.
Complete your thesis submission in the Thesis Registration System
Once you have confirmed that you have met ALL the requirements for formatting and have uploaded ALL required supplementary materials and documentation, complete your thesis submission:
Note: Once you have completed your final submission, you will no longer be able to make any changes.
Make sure you receive an email confirmation re: "Signoff Receipt Message" - this email message contains your official submission date/time.
After submission, your thesis will enter the queue for processing, which does not affect your requirements for graduation - please see After you have submitted your thesis to the Library.