Register or Change a Program

 


Proposal to Register a General Academic Program

Note: these forms are NOT intended for proposed teacher, educational leader, or pupil personnel services certification programs, or for programs that prepare individuals for professional licensure.


When completing these forms, please refer to the general academic guidance document for more information.


Types of General Academic Proposals

Application Materials

Propose a new degree program

Required:

  1. General application Word document (155 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment; and/or
  • external review report and response

Propose a new certificate or advanced certificate program

Required:

  1. Certificate/advanced certificate application Word document (131 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (62 KB)

Supplement as needed:

  • add distance education format
Change an existing registered program

Required:

  1. Program change application Word document (105 KB)

Supplements as needed:

  • add distance education format
  • master plan amendment; and/or
  • external review report and response
General Academic Proposal Supplements

Distance Education

Colleges and universities located in or operating in New York State that offer degree or certificate programs in which a major portion (i.e., 50 percent or more) of the requirements can be completed through study delivered by distance education must have those programs registered in the distance education format.

Master Plan Amendment (MPA)

When an institution seeks to expand its academic mission (e.g., by offering a degree at a new level of study or in a new disciplinary area), it must submit a master plan amendment application for review and approval by the Board of Regents.

External Review Report

An external review of the proposed program is required if the program is a graduate degree program; or if the program's subject matter represents a new or emerging field; or if the external review is requested by the Department.