Pre-Submission Critique Request Form

Pre-Submission Critiques are available to all students who would like to have their formatting reviewed prior to meeting with their committee members. It is not a required step in the filing process, but is recommended.

After you complete the form and upload your PDF to be reviewed, you will receive feedback via email. It may take up to two business days to receive your critique. We cannot rush or expedite this process.

Pre-Submission Critiques are available up to one week before the Filing Deadline. To view the current Filing Deadline schedule, please visit the Graduate Division Website ( We will not be providing critiques or consultations during the week of the filing deadline.

For formatting requirements, templates, and sample pages, please consult the UCI Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Manual (

If you have already met with your committee members and/or passed your defense, please bypass this critique and upload a PDF of your manuscript to ProQuest (

Only pdf files allowed
Please limit submitted file sizes to less than 8 MB.
Here are some points to double check before uploading your submission.
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