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ETD Administrator- Electronic Submissions: How To Submit a Thesis or Dissertation

The ProQuest ETD Administrator is a tool that provides ProQuest publishing partners (Colleges and Universities) the ability to deliver all approved dissertations and theses to ProQuest electronically.

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If you would like to see an overview of the student submission tool and the administrator functions, view the training videos posted below:

Publishing Information

If you are a dissertation or thesis author and wish to deliver your manuscript electronically, please begin by contacting your graduate school or library to determine whether your institution has its own customized ProQuest ETD Administrator tool. They will provide access to the school's submission site.  If your school does not use the ProQuest tool, the graduate school or library staff will provide information about its submission mode. 

About my Dissertation

Preparing your manuscript for electronic submission

Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission  

Submit as a PDF

The manuscript of your dissertation or thesis must be submitted to ProQuest Dissertation Publishing in 

Adobe PDF format. When preparing your PDF, be sure to do the following:

  •  Embed all fonts (further information is provided below related to embedding fonts) 
  •  Make sure there is no password protection on the PDF
  •  Ensure that security settings allow printing

Verify Proper Formatting

ProQuest Dissertation Publishing makes no changes to the formatting or content of submitted manuscripts. Therefore, the burden of how the manuscript looks when it is accessed or printed is entirely the responsibility of the author. ProQuest strongly recommends that individual authors take responsibility for reformatting the document into Adobe PDF, for checking the reformatted document for accuracy, and for submitting the PDF document to the graduate school or library for publication.

For additional information regarding formatting please use the link to the document "Preparing Manuscripts (including Supplemental Files)" located in the Additional Resources box to the right.

Submission & Payment

Additional Author Resources