To submit your thesis electronically to the Digital Scholarship and Archive, please follow the instructions below.

For more information regarding thesis policy, click here.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: To complete the uploading of your thesis, you will need: 

  • a digital copy of your thesis, preferably in pdf format, on your local computer
  • your abstract (if any) available to paste into the form
  • the correct spelling of the name of your advisor(s)

To upload your thesis:

  1. Go to the following link in any web browser. 
  2. Log in using your Wellesley Domain Name and Password.
  3. Follow the instructions on the form and fill in all applicable fields. Your name will automatically be entered.
  4. When you get to the Upload Full Text option, select Upload File From Your Computer. A Choose File button will appear; click this button to navigate to and select your main thesis file on your computer.
  5. You may upload any other supporting files by clicking the box by Additional Files.
  6. Click Submit.

Please address any questions to

Policy Information

After acceptance, a copy of the thesis is deposited in the Wellesley College Archives. It then becomes the property of the College and, as such, is made available to requestors in accordance with the policies governing the use of the Archives. (Articles of Government, Book II, Article IV, Section 2).

Occasionally a student may feel that distribution of her thesis will jeopardize the privacy or safety of the author or other individuals or groups. In such a case the author, in consultation with her advisor, should submit to the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction [CCAP], no later than the tenth week of the semester the thesis is due, a request for exception to the Archiving requirement. The Committee on Curriculum and Instruction will advise the student and her advisor, the College Archives and the student’s department/program if an exception has been granted. (Articles of Government, Book II, Article IV, Section 2).

In unusual circumstances the student, in consultation with her advisor, may request that thesis be embargoed (made unavailable through the institutional repository) for a period of up to 2 years. The primary reason to embargo is to prevent the dissemination of data concerning an ongoing research project.