ProQuest has provided a list of frequently asked questions about technical issues you may encounter. You can review those questions at the link below.
The Rush Library has provided a list of frequently asked questions below about submitting your dissertation or thesis.
1. How do I submit my thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School? Do I need make an appointment?
Appointments are not necessary.
You will receive an email back from the administrator for any revisions.
2. How many times am I allowed to make revisions? Do I have to pay each time?
You may upload your revised pdf as many times as needed prior to the deadline.
You will only pay during the initial upload process. No fees are needed to upload
3. Do I need to submit a hard copy to the Library?
No. Your department may want a hard copy.
5. How do I pay the ETD submission fee?
For ETD, you will need to pay online with a credit card at the time of submission.
How much are the fees?
Copyright (optional) = $55
Open Access = $95
6. Can I request for an extension of the deadline?
No. Our submission deadline is firm. No exceptions.
7. What happens if I do not make the deadline?
Your graduation application will be automatically moved to the following semester.
ALL REVISIONS ARE DUE BY THE DEADLINE DATE.
8. Do I have to meet the deadline if I am not attending the ceremony?
9. What is copyright and copyright infringement?
For information, visit:
If you have any copyrighted material in your thesis or dissertation, you MUST obtain permission from the author or publisher and include this permission letter or email in the Appendices.
10. How do I include copyright permission letters?
These can be included in the Appendices. Emails are ok.
11. Can I have published journal articles in my thesis?
If you have published an article or articles during your academic career, and you
wish to include those articles in your thesis or dissertation, discuss with your committee and your publisher.
Consult the agreement you signed when you submitted your work for publication. At that time, you may have assigned your rights to the publisher and are no longer the copyright holders. If the publication agreement does not clearly state that the work may be used in your ETD, you must get permission from the publisher.
1) You can cite that publication in your references.
2) If the publisher has the publication online, you can link or point to it (with
permission of the publisher, who usually has protection so that paying customers
or subscribers are the only ones allowed access).
3) If you retain copyright or if the publisher as the copyright holder gives you a
signed release, you can include the publication in your thesis or dissertation as
allowed in that release.
12. How can I restrict my thesis from being published if there is a patent pending?
You may request for restriction your thesis or dissertation during the upload
process. You can choose duration of the embargo: 1 year or 2 years.
13. What is Open Access?
The now common usage of the term "open access" means freely available for
viewing or downloading by anyone with access to the internet. Sometimes a distinction is made for "limited open access" meaning that material is available free of charge to a limited group of authorized users. Our usage of "open access" means the former; that is, dissertations and theses published for Open Access with ProQuest/UMI will be available at no charge for viewing or downloading by anyone with access to the internet, indefinitely.
There is an extra $95 charge for Open Access with ProQuest.
14. What is the difference between Traditional publishing and Open Access?
For information, visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/UMI_PublishingOptionsGuide.pdf