The online eDissertation/eThesis approval serves as the certificate of final reading of the dissertation/thesis submitted by the student. The certification process occurs in Axess, where the Final Reader will be able to review the final copy of the dissertation/thesis, and then approve or reject the submission. An email will automatically be sent to the student once the final reader has approved or rejected the dissertation/thesis.
Log in to Axess
Go to the Advising tab (or Teaching tab if you don't have an Advising tab).
Click on the Dissertation/Thesis Approval link.
Click on the Dissertation/Thesis Title link, this will open up a new window/tab where you can view the final dissertation/thesis submitted by the student.
Click on the PDF document to view the submitted Dissertation/Thesis.
Return to Axess and select the appropriate "Action" from the drop down menu (Approve or Reject).
Enter any comments.
Select Approve (or Reject) from drop-down menu. Click the Submit button.