Deadlines & Thesis Submission

Check the SGS Sessional Dates for the deadlines for submission of theses to SGS for the Fall, March and Spring Convocations. If only minor corrections in style are required, these should be speedily executed.  If minor modifications are required, these must be completed within three months to the satisfaction of a subcommittee of examiners - or the examination will lapse. In either case, when corrections or modifications are complete, ensure that your supervisor has notified the SGS and the Physiology Graduate Office that the corrections have been made and that your thesis is ready to submit.

Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Submission

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are theses or dissertations prepared as text-based PDF files. ETDs can contain non-text elements such as sound, video, and hypertext links. ETDs are available through ProQuest digital library repository and are also released to the world-wide web with priority in many search engines, enabling scholars worldwide to locate, search, and download U of T's ETDs. Step-by-step instructions on how to format and submit your ETD documents to U of T UMI Submission Site are available at

Before submitting your ETD, please read and complete the steps outlined below. This checklist is designed to walk you through all the necessary steps for completing and submitting your ETD.

  • If you had corrections to make, ensure that your supervisor has notified the SGS and Physiology Graduate Office that the corrections have been made and that the thesis is ready to submit
  • If you had minor modifications to make, ensure that the convener of your minor mods. subcommittee has notified the SGS and the PSL Graduate Office that the modifications have been made and that your thesis is ready to submit
  • Follow the SGS formatting guidelines
  • Convert your thesis to PDF
  • Submit a completed "Restrict Thesis Release Date' form to the Physiology Graduate Office for the Chair's signature, if applicable. (NB. It is critical to discuss this with your supervisor if some of your work has not yet been submitted or accepted for publication. The thesis will be made public immediately in electronic format if you do not request a restricted release of the thesis).
  • Submit your thesis via ProQuest digital library repository with the proper file naming convention, e.g. Doe_John_201311_PhD_thesis.pdf
  • Keep your contact information up-to-date in ROSI/ACORN

Please note that the Department no longer requires a bound copy. However, students should consult with supervisor(s) regarding provision of a bound copy for your supervisor(s).