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What is myThesis?

myThesis is a thesis examination management system for McGill graduate students. It is part of the myProgress hub. McGill graduate students are required to use myThesis 1) to notify their supervisors in advance of their intent to submit their thesis, 2) to nominate thesis examiners, and 3) for their initial thesis submission.

Benefits of myThesis

  • A transparent, streamlined approval process for the nomination of examiners and initial thesis submission:
    • To view the process, click here.
  • Status updates allow students, supervisors, and departments to keep track of the initial thesis submission process.

Status in myThesis

What does the status mean?

Intent Submitted (IS)

The student submitted their intent to submit their thesis.

The supervisor and co-supervisor were notified.

*For unit: It is advised that the Unit does the degree audit at this time.

Examiners Proposed (EP)

The student submitted their Nomination of Examiners page.

The supervisor was notified that their approval is required.

Examiners Approved by Sup. (ES)

The supervisor approved the Notification of Examiners page.

The GPD was notified that their action is required: approving the page and inviting the examiner.

Examiners Apprvd / Contacting (ED)

The GPD has approved the Nomination of Examiners page and should have invited the examiner.

*For unit: To confirm whether the invitation was sent, the GPD must see “Contacting” in the status column of the appropriate row.

GPDs will get notifications when the examiner has declined the invitation or not responded. They can return to the Nomination of Examiners page to select the next person. If all the examiners listed in myThesis decline the invitation, GPS will request additional examiners names from the student and supervisor. The thesis unit will enter the new names in myThesis and advise the GPD when they can invite the examiner through the platform.

Examiners Accepted Invitation (EA)

The student can now submit their initial thesis when they are ready.

Thesis Package Submitted (PS)

The student submitted their initial thesis in PDF format.

Their supervisor and co-supervisor were notified that their approval is required.

Eval. Authorized by Sup. (AS)

The initial thesis package was approved by the supervisor and co-supervisor.

The GPD was notified that their approval is required.

Eval. Authorized by GPD (AD)

The initial thesis package was approved by the GPD. GPS was notified that their approval is required.

Thesis submitted to GPS (SU)

GPS has received and approved thesis package for examination.

At this point in time, myThesis statuses will no longer update.


Support resources

Guidelines are available:

Watch our how-to video here.

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