Final copies of honors theses must be submitted to the Undergraduate Honors Theses repository on CU Scholar. We cannot accept theses uploaded to other CU Scholar repositories.

  View or download instructions (with screen shots) for submitting your work to CU Scholar here

Thesis Author Guidelines

  • Reviewing Your Thesis Record:  Under the new CU Scholar software system, once you have uploaded your thesis, you will not be able to make changes.  If you need to edit your thesis after uploading, please contact for assistance.
  • Compatible File Types: CU Scholar is compatible with Microsoft Word documents and PDFs. If you upload your thesis as a Word document, CU Scholar will autoconvert the file to PDF. Please review the PDF version as soon as possible to make sure none of your formatting was lost.
  • Delaying making your thesis public: If you have submitted your work for publication or otherwise want to delay your thesis becoming public on CU Scholar, you can apply what's called an embargo your thesis as part of the upload process. Theses under embargo are not available to view in CU Scholar until the embargo has ended. The scholarly librarians at CU Boulder recommend that embargoes last no longer than 18-24 months; however, longer embargos are allowed under certain circumstances.  To make changes to a date you selected, simply email to request the change.
  • Associated Works: If your thesis has associated works (ex. art, film, recording), you'll have the option to either upload or link to additional files.
  • Timeline for Posting: The Honors Program is required to vet all honors thesis submissions before posting them to CU Scholar; this process usually takes one to three weeks from the final copy deadline. After a thesis is posted to CU Scholar, no additional changes can be made.
  • Copyright policies: The copyright holder(s) of the submitted work, as well as those of any third-party content contained therein, retain all copyrights including the right to publish and/or deposit the work elsewhere. If you are seeking to publish your thesis elsewhere, ask the publisher about their specific policies or consult the SHERPA/RoMEO database for information on publisher copyright policies.

* Be sure to review the step-by-step instructions via the link at the top of this page *

To Submit Your Thesis, click here, then click the "Share Your Work" button