Your thesis/dissertation must be submitted as a single file.

Generally, it’s best to include all materials in a single source document, and create a PDF from that. When that’s not possible, there are many ways to combine multiple PDFs into a single document.

Acrobat DC
  1. Select Tools-->Combine Files.  This will open the “Combine Files” dialog box.
  2. Click the “Add Files” button, and choose the files to include.
  3. You can click and drag the selected files to arrange them in the correct order.
  4. Click the “Combine” button.
  5. Save the resulting file with a new file name.
Acrobat XI
  1. Select File-->Create-->Combine Files into a Single PDF.  This will open the “Combine Files” dialog box.
  2. Click the “Add Files” dropdown menu, and choose the files to include.
  3. You can click and drag the selected files to arrange them in the correct order.
  4. Click the “Combine Files” button.
  5. Save the resulting file with a new file name.
Acrobat X
  1. Select File-->Create-->Combine Files into a Single PDF.  This will open the “Combine Files” dialog box.
  2. Click the “Add Files” dropdown menu, and choose the files to include.
  3. You can select each file, and choose “Move Up” or “Move Down” in the list to arrange them in the correct order.
  4. Click the “Combine Files” button.
  5. Save the resulting file with a new file name.
Acrobat 9
  1. Select Combine-->Merge Files into a Single PDF.  This will open the “Combine Files” dialog box.
  2. Click the “Add Files” dropdown menu, and choose the files to include.
  3. You can select each file, and choose “Move Up” or “Move Down” in the list to arrange them in the correct order.
  4. Click the Single PDF radio button in the upper right hand corner of the Combine Multiple Files dialog box.
  5. Click the “Combine Files” button.
  6. Save the resulting file with a new file name.
Online resources.  If you don’t have access to Adobe Acrobat, there are many free online resources that you can use, such as Sejda (https://www.sejda.com/merge-pdf).  Please note that many of these programs have a variety of functions, and most will create PDFs from your source documents.  Most do not, however, create fully-functional archival PDFs.  It would be better to create your PDFs using our guidelines, and then combine those with the online tools.  Such guidelines can be found here:

For word processors: 
https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA11W000000TjKoSAK

For TeX or its variants: 
https://support.proquest.com/articledetail?id=kA11W000000fxe5SAA