Information on the process
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Here you will find information on how to submit your approved dissertation or thesis for publication by ProQuest using the Lehigh ETD process. It is assumed that your dissertation or thesis has been approved.
Open Access Agreement Form -- Required!
Please fill out, print and sign the Lehigh Open Access Form.
Your signed Open Access form must be delivered, along with your title page, abstract and the signed approval page of your dissertation/thesis to:
the Registrar's Office (master's degree students) or your College's Graduate Coordinator (doctoral students)
Basic Information about Lehigh ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations)
Lehigh ETD (Electronic Theses & Dissertations) supplies comprehensive instructions and guidance about all aspects of submitting your dissertation or thesis electronically as a PDF. See "Campus Resources & Guidelines for Lehigh University" on the special to Lehigh ETD.
Your first step after your dissertation or thesis is approved is to set up a your own profile in Lehigh ETD.
Your dissertation or thesis must be in a single file PDF. There a various ways to convert your dissertation or thesis to PDF.
The submission process can be done in multiple sessions. The electronic submission process expedites the publishing process; a dissertation submitted electronically appears in eight to twelve weeks; this is much timelier than the paper submission process.