For certificate and advanced certificate programs, use the form found here.
For associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs, use the form found here.
Those changes to currently registered programs which require approval by the State Education Department are described under Frequently Asked Questions.
Changes that fall under the category "Changes in Program Content" on the above document are subject to review by the Undergraduate Program Committee.
If the proposed change will also change the program’s student learning outcomes, please submit a revised Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. For information on requirements on assessment plans and sample templates, please visit the Academic Assessment and Reporting site. If you have questions about outcomes assessment visit this website.
If you are adding a distance education format to an existing program, besides New York State approval, you will also need authorization from those other states in which enrolled students reside. Please visit the tab above for Non-NY State Authorization and Distance Education.
An external review of the proposed program is required if the program is a graduate-level program, its subject matter represents a new or emerging field, or if an external review is requested by the Department.The following documents should be provided in PDF format:
It is expected that the proposed external reviewer is a recognized expert in the field of the program, as demonstrated by appropriate educational credentials, professional experience and academic teaching and/or administrative experience in similar programs. The proposed reviewer must not have a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with the institution or program review.
The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the above program proposal documents. Please submit two copies. In addition, items #2 and 3 should be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Committee when the program proposal is submitted to the UPC.
If you are proposing a program which will involve marketing and/or advertising, non-classroom experiences (clinical experiences, field work, internships, etc.), or proctoring in a state other than New York, you must also visit the Non-NY State Authorization and Distance Education tab for additional information and requirements concerning approvals necessary from other states.