Thesis & Dissertation - Electronic Submission

Your thesis or dissertation must be submitted and approved by the published deadline date of your graduating term in order to graduate in a given semester. Please familiarize yourself with the required process and deadlines prior to the semester you plan to graduate.

  1. Review the following resources for formatting your document:
    1. Graduate School Formatting Guide
    2. Graduate School ETD Checklist
    3. Sample Pages, see Sample and Guidelines resource box to the right.
    4. Formatting Tips
  2. Attend an open lab, dates and times are listed below:
    1. Representatives from the Graduate School and Library will be available to review your document and help with formatting issues.
  3. Fill out and submit the GS30 Thesis & Dissertation Submission Form to the Graduate School:
    1. GS30 Thesis and Dissertation Submission Form
    2. If you are a PhD student, please submit the Certificate of Completion from your Survey of Earned Doctorates. You may refer to for more information about the purpose and use of the SED.
    3. If an embargo is required, fill out and submit the GS31 Embargo Request Form to the Graduate School.
  4. Submit your thesis or dissertation electronically to ProQuest/UMI through the Colorado State University Libraries ETD Submission Website.
  5. Questions?
    1. Formatting questions – contact the Graduate School at or 970-491-6817
    2. ProQuest questions -

Thesis & Dissertation Open Labs

The deadline for the submission of your thesis or dissertation is right around the corner. Do you need help with final formatting and/or have questions regarding your document?

Computer Applications Training (CAT) and the Graduate School will be hosting open labs for students to drop in and ask questions about formatting requirements. Bring your electronic file to the open lab and a Graduate School Representative can review your document and help you better understand the requirements. LaTEX users: Although we are unable to offer support for LaTEX, your formatting can be checked as a pdf file.

  • Summer 2015 ETD Open Lab dates and locations TBD, please continue to check our website for updates.

Can't make it to the open lab and have formatting questions? Online formatting resources are available through the Library's ETD website. Please see links to the right for additional formatting resources.