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Thesis Instructions: Thesis Submission Instructions


Electronic thesis submission to ProQuest


SPECIAL NOTE: RIT Libraries has made the difficult decision to permanently cease accepting copies of theses/dissertations for binding as of March 20, 2020.  See the Binding Information tab of this guide for new guidelines.

ProQuest Submission Process

When you receive final approval from your committee:

  • Submit a PDF version to ProQuest
  • Submit a SEPARATE SUPPLEMENTAL PDF file of your signature page, which must include all advisors' and committee members' signatures.  See example of Signature Page on the Guidelines page of this guide
  • You will receive an email from the ProQuest administrator stating that, after review, your PDF submission was accepted
  • Forward this email to your department as proof of completion

**Please Note: If you receive an email stating that you need to make minor revisions, the administrator will state the specific revisions needed to your submission before it can be approved.  Make the necessary corrections and resubmit.

Depending on when you submit your work, response time from the administrator can be between one and three business days.  Please be aware of your department's deadlines and approval turnaround time when submitting to ProQuest.

Thesis Submission Staff

ProQuest Submission and Master's/Capstone Submissions:

Submit questions by email to etdlib@rit.edu

Print Thesis/Dissertation Binding:

Submit questions by email to thesisbinding@rit.edu

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