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Saybrook Dissertation Services

A guide for doctoral students and dissertation faculty.

Where is Mentor Petitions?

To access the Mentor Petitions system click on the button below.  Mentor uses Single Sign On (SSO) and will use your Saybrook credentials.  The Mentor system will automatically open if you are already logged into Saybrook in this browser, otherwise you may be asked to enter your Saybrook email and password.


What is Mentor Petitions?

The Mentor Petitions system is built on the same system as our online IRB review and submissions system, Mentor IRB.  The Mentor Petitions system is used to submit dissertation petitions and milestones online. The Mentor Petitions system allows for the online review and approval of faculty and administrators. At Saybrook, there are many types of academic petitions, such as petitions to create research committees, petitions to take courses, and petitions for incomplete grades. 

Currently, two research petitions are available online in Mentor Petitions: 

  • Petition to Form the Dissertation Committee 
  • Request for External Committee Form 

Students document their dissertation milestones as part of their PTFDC in Mentor.  The following dissertation milestones are filed as part of PTFDC in Mentor:

  • Dissertation Proposal Orals
  • Dissertation Defense

Students also request to schedule their dissertation defense and dissertation editor in Mentor Petitions.

Note: Other petitions are available from the Saybrook Registrar's Forms.