Thesis & Dissertation

Requirements for Submitting your ETD

Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (eTD) Resources

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.

To ensure your thesis/dissertation is approved by the deadline:

  • Submit the GS30 prior to the ETD submission
  • Allow yourself enough time to submit your ETD for review and enough time to make formatting corrections
  • Submitting your ETD through ProQuest does not mean it has been approved

Please familiarize yourself with the required process and deadlines prior to the semester you plan to graduate.

Steps to Submitting Your ETD

  1. Review the following resources for formatting your document:

    Still have formatting questions?  – contact the Graduate School at or 970-491-6817.

  2. Attend an open lab to get help with final formatting and/or have questions regarding your document.  Bring your electronic file to the open lab and representatives from the Graduate School and Library will be available to review your document and help with formatting issues. We 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. Spring 2019 Open Labs are held in the Morgan Library, Room 174:
    • Feb. 26 – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Mar. 4 – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Mar. 25 – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Apr. 1 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Apr. 2 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  3. 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.
  4. Fill out and submit the GS30 Thesis & Dissertation Submission Form to the Graduate School:
  5. Submit your thesis or dissertation electronically to ProQuest/UMI through the Colorado State University Libraries ETD Submission Website.

Publishing Information and Resources

Thesis and Dissertation Publishing Plan, Embargo Information, and Intellectual Property Guidelines