Step 1: Planning

Initial Considerations and Planning Requirements

These requirements should be reviewed and all required steps should be underway at least 24 months prior to admissions launch. This allows for the program to meet accreditation requirements (SACSCOC and discipline-specific accrediting bodies) and institutional requirements.

Key Components

Here we provide key questions and additional details for each unit potentially impacted by the new program or program change. Tailored questions are designed to enable productive and efficient meetings during program development. Please see specific guidance at the links below.

  1. School and Departmental Administrative Considerations Plan
  2. Accreditation Requirements
  3. Institutional Approval

Once you have institutional approval, please move to Step 2: Program Development.