Electronic Dissertation Submission Process
- After finishing manuscript, the student logs into UMI Dissertation Publishing/ProQuest and creates an account with a valid email address.
- The student then enters information (demographic information, dates, title, keywords, advisor(s), absract, copyright info, etc.) into the UMI/ProQuest website regarding his or her dissertation. This serves as an electronic version of the UMI form that students submitting a paper dissertation complete.
- The student then uploads a PDF file of the dissertation. There is a PDF conversion tool available on the website for this purpose, or the conversion can be accomplished offline using Adobe Acrobat or similar software.
- The student is then prompted to upload any supplemental files he or she may want to include with the submission. These files would include picture, audio, video, animations, simulations, etc.
- The student then has the option to purchase bound copies directly from UMI/ProQuest online. Credit card payment for this service is accepted online as well. These copies will be printed in black and white from microfilm. The University does not endorse or recommend this or any other product for creating paper copies. As a service for students, we have a list of binderies available in the Graduate Student Service Center for interested students.
- There is a questionnaire regarding the submission process that students must also complete before the submission process ends.
- After reviewing the submission, the Graduate School will contact the student for any revisions necessary. If revisions are necessary, the student will make the changes in his or her original document, reconvert to pdf and submit the changes online through UMI/ProQuest.
- UMI/ProQuest will notify the student by email when the final complete version of the dissertation has been approved by the Graduate School.
All online submissions, forms, paper signatures, and fees are required to be submitted before the deadline date to be included in a degree period.