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TAD Forms and Templates


The links below will take you either to the form or to instructions to complete the form, if hosted elsewhere.

Form Name: Required for: Requested due date:
TAD Submission Form All students completing and defending a written thesis/dissertation When requesting first format review or applying for graduation, whichever comes first
Report of Oral Defense All students completing an oral defense Final Clearance Deadline
Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)* Doctoral Candidates Final Clearance Deadline
OhioLINK Upload All students completing and defending a written thesis/dissertation Final Clearance Deadline

*For additional Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) resources, click here.

Optional Forms for Master's and Doctoral students:

  • Copyright Registration TAD Services does not monitor this process. There is no due date, but registration should be completed within five years of document completion.
  • Publication Delay Request Form Sign and return to TAD Services by the Final Clearance Deadline.

All forms may be submitted electronically to tad@ohio.edu or dropped off at the front desk of the Graduate College, Research and Technology Center, Room 220.


TAD Services strongly recommends using the template designed for your college, as the minimum requirements for publication have already been formatted correctly in the document. Using the template will save you hours in the formatting process.

Instructions and helpful formatting tips can be found in the sample chapters of each document. Read the instructions in the yellow box on page 1 to begin.

Current Versions of TAD Templates for both PC and Mac:

*TAD Services recommends updating to the latest version of MS Word, which is available for free to all Ohio University students.

LaTeX Template

LaTeX Guide (PDF) The guide can be used as a "how-to" for using the "Ohio-etd" class file. We recommend reading this first.

LaTeX Template (.zip) This folder contains the template file .tex and the Class file .cls.

This template was not created by a TAD Services staff member. Therefore we cannot provide technical assistance as to its use. Please consult a textbook or contact your department for further assistance.

Questions about previous templates

 Please contact the TAD Services by emailing tad@ohio.edu or calling 740.593.2800.