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.


Submission of Applications

1.     Create a single PDF document that includes the following completed forms:

  • Appropriate application form (see options under "Types of General Academic Proposals")
  • Supplement(s) to application (as required)
  • Signature document

 

2.     Create a separate PDF document for any required syllabi (see Task 3 for syllabi requirements.)

3.     Attach the PDF documents to an e-mail.

4.    Send the e-mail to OCUERevAdmin@mail.nysed.gov

When submitting to the mailbox, include the following elements in the subject line of the e-mail:  Institution Name, Degree Award, and Program Title


Example: AAA College, New Program, Master of Science, English Literature



Types of General Academic Proposals

Application Materials

Propose a new degree program

Required:

  1. General application Word document (574 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42 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 (405 KB)
  2. Signature document Word document (42 KB)

Supplement as needed:

  • add distance education format
Change an existing registered program

Required:

  1. Program change application Word document (60 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.