ProQuest ETD submittal


ProQuest is a third-party company that provides UAF a free service that allows for the electronic uploading, review, and publishing of a thesis/dissertation to the ProQuest Thesis/Dissertation Database.

This database is subscribed to by many universities and research institutes.

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Instructions for ProQuest

Once your thesis has been formatted and approved by your committee, department/program chair, and the dean of your school/college, the next step is to complete the Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Submittal Process via the ProQuest ETD Administrator website. 

  • Log into the ProQuest ETD Administrator website and create an account.
    • For troubleshooting on ProQuest please see their FAQ's

  • Navigate through the checklist and answer all questions.

  • Submit your thesis/dissertation as a .pdf copy, with embedded fonts.

  • The Graduate School will then review all the theses and dissertation in the chronological order they were submitted to us. 

    If you are on a tight schedule because of field work, a job, or travel, please ensure to submit your work early giving us time to review, and yourself time to complete the changes/corrections requested. 
    Please take note that 95% of the theses/dissertations we review require edits before being accepted for publishing and graduation.

  • Once you have completed the revisions required by the Graduate School, you will need to submit  the final version of your thesis/dissertation through ProQuest one last time, again in a PDF format.
    The Graduate School will then review it one last time to ensure the requested corrections have been made, and submit it for publication.

  • If you have additional questions about ProQuest, please call the Graduate School at 907-474-7464.


  • A hard copy of your work for archiving at the Rasmuson Library is no longer required; however, your department might still ask you for one, so please check with them.

  • If you choose to order printed and bound copies, you can either order them from ProQuest at the time of submission, or you can send them to another business for printing/binding. Payment for ProQuest copies is via credit card.