Submit Your Thesis / Dissertation
Before Your Final Oral Exam
You can open your ProQuest even before you take the final oral exam. Here are some important areas to pay attention to:
Enter a working title of your thesis/dissertation. This title may be used in the Commencement Program
- ONLY First letter of the first word, first word following a colon, and proper nouns are capitalized (Do not use all uppercase letters.)
- You can update the title before you submit your final file.
- You do not need to submit to ProQuest until after you have completed and passed your final exam.
Enter your name.
- Match your name to your thesis/dissertation title page and university records.
- Do not use all uppercase letters.
Enter your institutional Student ID number.
- Make sure you enter the correct numbers.
- To update your Student ID number, go to the “Contact information” from the left menu.
Enter the names of your major professor(s) and committee members.
- Match the names with the list from your thesis/dissertation title page.
Select the Degree Date & Year (of Graduation).
- Fall graduation: December
- Spring graduation: May
- Summer graduation: August
- Enter keywords.
- Make sure you enter at least one keyword about your thesis/dissertation.
- You can include up to 6 keywords.
After Your Final Oral Exam
- Make all the necessary edits as requested by your major professor(s) and committee members.
Check your thesis/dissertation format. Ensure that your formatting meets the Graduate College requirements
so that your thesis/dissertation can be promptly approved for your graduation. Use the resources from
the Thesis/Dissertation Writing Program.
- Book a Format Check Appointment with a Thesis/Dissertation Consultant and/or
- Download and use the Formatting Checklist.
- Use the 'Submit Your Thesis/Dissertation to ProQuest' button at the top of this page to go to the next step.
Check all the following details again and make any necessary changes:
- Final thesis/dissertation title (Update from your working title. Do not use all uppercase letters.)
- Your name (Match this with your thesis/dissertation title page.)
- Your institutional student ID number (Make sure this number is correct.)
- The names of your major professor and committee members (Match these names with your thesis/dissertation title page.)
- Degree Date (Select the correct month: December (Fall), May (Spring), August (Summer).
- Keywords (Include at least one keyword.)
Decide if you need a delayed release (embargo) for ProQuest.
- If you select an option, make sure that the same option is reflected in the Institutional Repository (IR) Publishing Option.
- For example, if you select 6 months delayed release in ProQuest, you must select 6 months for the IR Publishing Option.
- See this sample to make sure you got the details right.
After You Submit to Proquest
Once your thesis/dissertation has been uploaded, be sure to check the e-mail address you entered on a
Scenario 1: If the Graduate College reviewer requires revisions, you will receive a request to
make changes. Make the necessary revisions and resubmit.
- If any changes are needed, they should be made within 24 hours if at all possible.
- If no further changes are needed, you will receive an acceptance e-mail.
- Scenario 2: If the Graduate College reviewer does not require any revisions, you will receive an acceptance e-mail.
- Scenario 1: If the Graduate College reviewer requires revisions, you will receive a request to make changes. Make the necessary revisions and resubmit.
- Keep monitoring your email until you receive the final acceptance email.
- You will need to receive an acceptance e-mail before you will be allowed to graduate.