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ProQuest ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) Submission

This is an overview of the ProQuest ETD, which is used to submit your thesis and/or dissertation.

Checklist of Procedures for Thesis and Dissertation

Checklist of Procedures Required Timeframe

File an Intent to Graduate form with the Registrar’s office. The Registrar’s office will send anticipated graduation letters to the Library.


Consult the academic calendar

Obtain copyright permission for any materials you plan to adapt or reuse. This includes any of your own work which you have already published or submitted for publication elsewhere.


Create your ProQuest ETD account, and review ProQuest ETD submission guidelines and user manual.

At least four weeks prior to defense

Submit your manuscript for review via the ProQuest ETD and be prepared to pay fees via credit card if binding is desired. CAE staff will review for format within 2-7 days of submission. 

*Please Note*: the manuscript is not turned in for review until it has been uploaded AND submitted. Drafts can be uploaded to ProQuest at any time, but they are not submitted for review until users submit them. 

At least six weeks before graduation.

After thesis/dissertation has been approved by your committee, obtain Committee Chair and Program Director signatures on the Degree Approval form.

After defense and prior to submitting scanned documents to Dissertation and Thesis Coordinator.

Email scanned documents to

  1. Signed approval page (for Registrar’s file)
  2. Signed abstract page (for Registrar’s file)
  3. Signed copyright statement (for Registrar’s file)


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