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Dissertation & Doctoral Project Formatting & Clearance  

After you successfully defend your dissertation or doctoral project, what happens? This is a guide to submitting your dissertation or doctoral project for the formatting check and final copy.
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Alliant International University Dissertation/Doctoral Project Style and Format Manual

The APA Publication Manual is primarily for submitting papers for journal publication, so it lacks guidelines specific to dissertations and doctoral projects.  To fill this gap, Alliant has created systemwide guidelines for you to follow. This document provides details on those guidelines.  You will need to refer to both manuals to format your dissertation correctly.


Library Clearance Form - Dissertations/Doctoral Projects

The Library Clearance Form must be signed by the dissertation/doctoral project committee and the Program Director after all final edits have been made and approved.  Present this completed form to the Library Dissertation Clearance Representative during the preclearance meeting.  If the form is not signed, the student is ineligible for final library clearance.  Scanned or faxed copies of original signatures are acceptable.

Note: wet signatures or Adobe Acrobat's electronic signature feature are required. If you use wet signatures, then you can fax the form or scan it and submit by email. ONLY USE THE FILLABLE PDF IF YOU ARE CERTAIN THAT ALL OF YOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR HAVE THE NECESSARY SOFTWARE AND COMFORT WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT ARE REQUIRED TO USE IT.



Cataloging Form

This form helps the library to accurately categorize your dissertation or doctoral project so that other researchers can locate and use your work. Please fully complete the form and deliver it to the DCR during your preclearance meeting.

You only need to submit ONE of these forms.

  • If you wrote a dissertation, use the dissertation form (the first one)
  • If you wrote a doctoral project use the doctoral project form. (the second one)
  • No need to submit both forms.

Who to Contact for Help

Louise Colbert-Mar

Vanja Anderson

Erin Draper

Dean Jones

Scott Zimmer

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