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Below is a list of links useful throughout the formatting and submission process. These are intended to serve as a reference or supplement to the material provided by following the instructions on the Theses and Dissertations page.

Forms and Files

  • GS7M, GS7D
    The form on which your advisor and committee indicate that you have successfully completed your final comprehensive exam and have successfully defended your thesis or dissertation (when a thesis or dissertation is required)
  • Survey of Earned Doctorates
    (for PhD students ONLY) Instructions about the Survey of Earned Doctorates that should be filled out prior to graduation
  • Tab/ellipses leader instructions
    Gives the step-by-step process for properly formatting ellipses in your Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, etc.
  • ProQuest site instructions
    Explains how to go about setting up your account, converting your manuscript to a PDF and uploading it to ProQuest.

Tools and Other Resources

  • Campus map
    Shows the layout of campus; the Manuscript Review Office is located in E-106 Martin Hall.
  • Deadlines
    A chart of all of the deadlines for the current academic semester
  • FAQs
    Answers to commonly asked questions about the formatting and submission process
  • ProQuest site
    Link to the website where you will upload your manuscript
  • Typists
    The Graduate School maintains a list of typists. Students who are not computer proficient or who are inexperienced with formatting scholarly papers will find that these typists save them a great deal of time and possibly aggravation. These typists are not officially endorsed by the Graduate School, but the list is maintained as a service to students. The typists' fees vary and must be arranged directly with them. Their schedules get full near the end of each semester, so investigate this option as early as possible. Keep in mind that these people are not necessarily professional editors; you are still responsible for proofreading your manuscript and having it proofread by others, either professionals or volunteers.
Sample manuscripts
Templates
  • Full formatting template (Microsoft Word for Mac or PC)
    A Thesis/Dissertation template in Word format available for download. To edit it, you will need to click "Tools" and "Unprotect Document." The protection is initially on to enable you to use the drop-down menus on the title page.
  • Title page template
    A Thesis/Dissertation title page template in Word format available for download. To edit it, you will need to click "Tools" and "Unprotect Document." The protection is initially on to enable you to use the drop-down menus on the title page.
  • LaTeX formatting package (code-based, open-source)
    A Thesis/Dissertation template in LaTeX format available for download (compressed .rar archive).

Tutorials

  • Microsoft Word: Centering text vertically
    This tutorial instructs users in both Mac and PC operating systems to center text vertically for manuscript title pages in Microsoft Word. NOTE: To obtain the latest version of Microsoft Word, please visit the CCIT Software Downloads page.

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