ProQuest/UMI Publishing Instructions
The instructions below supersede all instructions contained in the ProQuest form itself (you may ignore pages 1, 2, and 3 of the form). Pages 4 and 5 of this form are required for all doctoral candidates at Penn State.
On page 4, please check Traditional Publishing on the top part of the page and Yes under SELECT PUBLISHING OPTIONS. Sign at the bottom of the page (any restrictions you wish to place on your dissertation are done on the eTD Website; this form will not be sent to ProQuest until all restrictions have been lifted, usually two years after graduation). The fee noted on page 4 for Traditional Publishing is included in the fee that you pay to Penn State.
Complete page 5, entering the 4-digit code and category for your major that can be found on pages 8 through 11 of the form. Return pages 4 and 5 to the Office of Theses and Dissertations, along with a copy of your title page and abstract. You are not required to provide a hard copy of the dissertation to ProQuest.
If you choose to register the copyright (page 6), an additional fee of $55 will be required by ProQuest. The copyright registration is optional, and you will still own the copyright even if you choose not to register it.
If you wish to order copies through ProQuest (page 7; also optional), keep in mind that copies are made from the microfilm and will not arrive until approximately 10 months after your graduation (if you have not chosen to restrict access). In the case of restricted access, ProQuest will not be able to produce your copies until the restriction is lifted.
For information about ordering copies through the campus copy center, visit The Penn State Multimedia and Print Center (this process takes approximately three weeks).
A full explanation of Penn State’s policy with regard to ProQuest is available from the Office of Theses and Dissertations upon request.
OFFICE OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS
115 KERN BUILDING
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA 16802