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Submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations to ProQuest

Getting Started

Regent University ETD Administrator

Your first step after your dissertation or thesis is approved is to set up your own profile in the Regent University EDT Administrator.

Some items to have on hand:

  • A PDF copy of your dissertation/thesis. This must be a single file. If your manuscript is in Word or RTF format, we can convert it into a PDF.
  • Abstract
  • Optional Supplementary files (images, data, etc.) that are an integral part of the dissertation/thesis, but not part of the full text.
  • Advisor and other Committee Members' Names
  • Subject Categories - 1 - 3 that best describe your dissertation/thesis' subject area. (Subject Category list PDF file)

You create your submission, a process which includes:

  • Providing your contact information

  • Providing a PDF version of your manuscript.

  • Making decisions about publishing options and restrictions

Your submission is assigned to an administrator at your graduate school for review. The assigned administrator reviews your submission to ensure that your information—including your abstract and the PDF of your manuscript—is accurate, correct, and complete. You may be asked to make either minor or major revisions. When your submission passes review, the administrator will 'accept' it. Your ETD is then sent to ProQuest/UMI for publishing.

Important Announcement

The ETD Administrator will now default to having the dissertation and thesis metadata discoverable via Google and Google Scholar.  "The change in the ETD Administrator reflects ProQuest's effort to facilitate additional visibility for graduate scholarly works."

This change will go into effect on March 30, 2018. 

You will continue to have the ability to remove your ProQuest-provided metadata from Google and Google Scholar by contacting ProQuest via email or telephone at 1-800-521-0600. 


Submission Steps


This is a preview of the ProQuest ETD Administrator submission steps that you will take as you submit your dissertation or thesis using the ProQuest ETD Administrator.

Publishing information:

  • Instructions
  • PQ publishing options
  • ProQuest/UMI agreement
  • Contact information

About my dissertation/thesis:

  • Dissertation/Thesis details
  • PDF
  • Supplemental files (optional)
  • Notes (optional)

Submission & payment:

  • Register U.S. Copyright
  • Order copies
  • Shipping address
  • Submit