Can my supervisor read, edit, or comment on my thesis before initial submission, or is he/she not allowed to help at all?
Your supervisor must read, edit, and comment on your thesis before initial submission – this is a main responsibility of a supervisor. Your supervisor signs off approval on the thesis content and format at submission.
Do I have to choose my thesis examiners myself or can my supervisor help?
This should be done together with your supervisor.
Are there any months during which I cannot submit my initial thesis?
Are there any months during which I cannot have my defence? No.
Are there any months during which I cannot submit my final thesis? No.
Is there a minimum/maximum amount of time allowed between my initial thesis submission and defence?
The minimum is 6 weeks, because the examiners require time to review the thesis. There is no maximum, however you need to remain registered as a full-time student.
I need to get a letter confirming that I have fulfilled all requirements for me degree. How do I get this letter? If you are requesting letters, you must have already submitted an application for graduation through your Student Centre.
I submitted my thesis on Spectrum, but it states my status as “Under Review;” when will the status change? Your Spectrum status will remain “Under Review” and will be released once the graduation list is approved by the end of the convocation month.