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.

Teaching Tab Thesis CenterStep 1:

Log in to Axess

Step 2:

Go to the Advising tab (or Teaching tab if you don't have an Advising tab).

Step 3:

Click on the Dissertation/Thesis Approval link.

Step 4:

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.

Axess Cert Panel

Step 5:

Click on the PDF document to view the submitted Dissertation/Thesis.

Select dissertation pdf screenshot

Step 6:

Return to Axess and select the appropriate "Action" from the drop down menu (Approve or Reject).

Step 7:

Enter any comments.

Step 8:

Select Approve (or Reject) from drop-down menu.  Click the Submit button.

Axess Thesis Approval Panel