Tools and Forms

Writing Planning Tools

Here are some helpful tools and resources for your thesis/dissertation journey. Check additional graduation requirements and make sure your dates align with the Graduate College deadlines.

Shared Consent Forms

The Shared Consent Form should be included as an Appendix if a thesis/dissertation chapter is co-authored by two or more Iowa State University graduate students who may include the same chapter in their theses/dissertations. If student co-authors do not intend to include the manuscript as a chapter in their theses/dissertations, this form is not required. Students should discuss with their major professors and follow the instructions within the forms.

Publishing Agreement

The Publishing Agreement will be provided to graduate students at the time they create a new submission in ProQuest. It is important that graduate students review the publishing agreement while they are preparing their theses/dissertations because they will need to obtain all necessary permissions for third-party content.

Examples of materials created or owned by third parties include, but are not limited to, photographs, extensive quotations, figures, and tables. Previous publications may also require permission from the journal or book publisher if copyright has been transferred.