Add or Change a Program
The process for adding a new program or making changes to one that already exists can be complicated, with nuanced differences depending on the degree level and curricular focus of the program. We're here to help you navigate this process as easily and successfully as possible.
Below is a generalized outline of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) registration process that must be completed before offering many types of new programs and program changes.
1. School Approvals
Obtain & document all necessary school specific approvals | Timeline varies per school.
2. OAPRA Consultation
Contact OAPRA to schedule a brief consultation | Timeline varies per school.
3. Committee Approval
If required, obtain Undergraduate or Graduate Program Committee approval | Allow 4-6 months.
4. OAPRA Review
Submit completed proposal to OAPRA for review and submission to NYSED | Allow 2-4 months.
5. NYSED Review
NYSED reviews proposal for approval | Allow 3-6 months.*
6. NYU Processing
Internal NYU processing | Allow 1-2 weeks following NYSED approval.
Adverstising, marketing, or otherwise promoting a new program or curriculum prior to full NYSED approval and registration is strictly prohibited per New York State Education Department rules and regulations.
Pick Your Program
Whether you want to add a new program or propose changes to an existing one, different degree levels have unique requirements, forms, and other considerations. Select the academic level of your program and follow the website instructions for more on what will be required: