Submitting an Honors Thesis
Honors theses are archived electronically in the Wellesley College Digital Repository. Beginning in the Fall of 2020, there will be a new procedure for submitting theses to the Repository platform. Please watch this location for updated instructions and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.