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. Thesis/Dissertation Submission Form - submit this form to the Graduate School by the published deadline date of your graduating term and before you submit your thesis/dissertation electronically.
  2. Submit your thesis/dissertation electronically to ProQuest/UMI through the Colorado State University Libraries Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Website by the published deadline date of your graduating term. Step-by-step instructions for the electronic submission process are provided at the ProQuest/UMI website.
  3. The Graduate School checks that your ETD submission meets Graduate School standards and will notify you of any needed corrections and/or submission acceptance.

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.

Open labs will be held in Morgan Library, Room 171, on the following dates:

  • Friday, Sept. 26:
    1:30 p.m.
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    3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 3:
    1:30 p.m.
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    3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 10:
    10 a.m.
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    12 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 17:
    9:30 a.m.
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    11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 24:
    11 a.m.
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    1 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 31:
    10 a.m.
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    12 p.m.


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.