Regulatory Relief for Temporary Closure of an Institution Due to a Disaster

Section 52.2 (c) (4) (iii) of Commissioner's Regulations defines a process to allow an institution to grant a semester hour of credit for fewer hours of instruction and study than those specified in subdivision (o) of section 50.1 of the Regulations when the state or local government temporarily closes the institution due to a disaster. In the event of such a disaster (as defined in section 50.1(w) of Regulations), the Commissioner may approve the institution to maintain a statement of academic standards that defines the considerations that establish equivalency of instruction and study. Institutions that close temporarily due to a disaster may request a change in the statement of academic standards for equivalency of instruction and study. The following documents provide more information:
Last Updated: February 13, 2014