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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.

Step 5: Submission and Payment

Submission & payment

Copyright protection is immediately established upon the creation of your manuscript. However, you have the option to register your manuscript with the U.S. Copyright office. ProQuest will file your request and submit your registration to the U.S. Copyright office. This service may provide a certain level of protection if copyright infringement occurs. It is imperative to review this section and suggested resources.  A payment of $55.00 US dollars is required.


Additional Bound Copies: You have the option to purchase additional copies either directly from ProQuest or the Library. Please view fees for binding/copies on the Library’s Dissertation/Thesis Fees Section.

If you have questions about ordering copies directly from ProQuest please call ProQuest Dissertation Publishing at 1(800) 521-0600, ext. 77020 or email them at

For library binding information contact the library services desk at (312) 942-5950.

Pay for your order

In the “Pay for your order” section you will have the option to make any changes to your submission. Verify the details as displayed in the ProQuest ETD. If you need to make changes to your submission click the “Change” links. Then you will be prompted to pay for the selected publishing options, copyright registration fees, and/or binding options you have selected.


You will receive a confirmation email from ProQuest ETD stating that your thesis/dissertation has been submitted.

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