Thesis Submission

Electronic Thesis Submission to the Digital Scholarship and Archive


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


  • Go to the following link in any web browser. 
  • Log in using your Wellesley Domain Name and Password.
  • Follow the instructions on the form and fill in all applicable fields. Your name will automatically be entered.
  • 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.
  • You may upload any other supporting files by clicking the box by Additional Files.
  • Click Submit.

Please address any questions to
Note: Non-honors theses should NOT be uploaded to the Repository.

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 the thesis will jeopardize the privacy or safety of the author or other individuals or groups. In such a case the author, in consultation with an 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 the 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 an advisor, may request that the 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.