How do I submit my dissertation/thesis to ProQuest without the assistance of my university?

The following instructions are only for students submitting their dissertation/thesis for publication without the assistance of their university.
Before proceeding further, we recommend contacting your graduate administrative office to determine if your university has any guidelines for the submission of your work to ProQuest.

NOTE: ProQuest publishes dissertations and theses from graduate universities accredited by the following organizations: Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association and Western Association. Master's theses and dissertations from independent medical and law schools accredited by the AMA and ABA are also accepted.

Graduates from international institutions can also submit to ProQuest.

To begin the submission process, read and complete the ProQuest AFTA Publishing Agreement Form.

Below is a list of required information and/or documents to include with your submission package:

  1. A completed and signed ProQuest Publishing agreement form.
  2. An electronic version of your manuscript copied to a CD.
    Electronic versions must be in PDF format, with fonts embedded and the document non-encrypted (without password protection).
    Reference the Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission Guide for additional information.
  3. Payment for services must be in the form of check or money order, made payable to ProQuest LLC.
    ProQuest does not accept credit card payments for publishing services (we only accepts credit card payment for bound copy orders of your dissertation/thesis once they have been published).

NOTE: If submitting your dissertation/thesis in electronic format, the fee for traditional publishing is $25.00.

Submit all materials (preferably in one package) to:
Dissertations Acquisitions/ProQuest LLC
789 E Eisenhower Pkwy (PO Box 1346)
Ann Arbor MI 48106-1346

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact customer service at, or call 1.800.521.0600 ext. 77020.