New Program Approval

Creating and changing programs

Directions for creating and changing academic programs are available through the menu on this page. Recognizing that the review and approval process is lengthy and dependent on the schedule of IU or Purdue trustee meetings, schools requesting new programs should allow 8–12 months between school-level approval and the desired implementation of the new program for necessary campus, university, trustee, and ICHE approvals. Any questions about the approval process should be directed to your UAC representative.

The academic program approval process is based on and built around the steps required to develop and to offer a new degree program; however, there are many other types of academic changes included in this process.