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ETD Submission Guide

Introductory Information

  • 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.


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.

Delay & Embargo options -- Under revision!

  • More flexible and longer delay period options will be offered. Please consult with your College Graduate Coordinator for more information before submitting your work.

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