Thesis Office


As of July 21, 2021, the Thesis Office has permanently reconfigured the manuscript review process to significantly reduce manuscript processing times. Please review the Target Dates and Calendars for updated guidance regarding substantially later target dates for manuscript submission each semester.

Please review July 2021 Revised Manuscript Clearance Procedure for a description of the updated review process.  

Tips for Reducing Manuscript Processing Time


The Graduate School has purchased a Grammarly Premium subscription for graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Utah.

In January and February 2019, an invitation from Grammarly was sent to eligible students’ Umail accounts with the sign-in process.

The purchase of Grammarly Premium is meant to assist students’ writing throughout their graduate research careers. Premium benefits include

  • grammar and sentence structure correction
  • suggestions for clarity and readability
  • plagiarism and citation checks
  • individualized writing feedback

Please use Grammarly on your Thesis or Dissertation prior to submitting it to the Thesis Office for review. Using Grammarly can speed up the approval of your manuscript and make the Thesis Release process smoother and more efficient.

I didn’t get the email from Grammarly. What do I do?

If you are having your Umail forwarded to another email application, your Grammarly subscription may be flagged as spam. Because of this, the best way to access your Grammarly account is through your Umail account–the account that ends in “” Every student has a Umail account, which can be accessed at Official University information comes to this account, so it is important to check it regularly if you are not already doing so.

If your Grammarly activation is not in your Umail account, speak to your department advisor or email for assistance.