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NYSED Registration Guidance: Steps Following Academic Senate Approval: Updated November 2015

Application for Registration of a New Degree Program to Register General Academic Curricula

When all internal RIT curriculum approval procedures are completed, program proposals must be registered with the New York State Education Department, by preparing a WORD document (do not send PDF to our office) as described below:

1. The NYSED Application for Registration of a New Degree Program (non-doctoral) contains the following:

  • General Information
  • Program Purpose, Objectives and Targets
  • Curricular and Course Information
  • Faculty Information
  • Attestation and Assurances from Provost

Note: If the new program proposal is for any program listed below, please use the Application for Registration of a New Program in a Licensed Profession

  • Architecture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Engineering
  • interior design
  • Physician Assistant
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Public Accountants

2. GOOD NEWS! You already have ALL of the required information needed in your RIT Program Proposal. You should be  able to easily cut and paste information to the NYSED Registration Application.

3. If the new program will be offered in Distance Education format, you must also complete the Application to Add the Distance Education Format to a New or Registered Program Form

4. Using the New York State Application for Registration of a New Program prepare a word document as follows using the chart below to assist in transferring information from the RIT New Program Proposal Form to the NYSED application form.




General Information

Complete the following sections only:

  • Proposed Program Title
  • Degree Award
  • Address of Campus where offered
  • All Program Formats
  • Joint Registration


Program Purpose, Objectives and Targets

  • Program Purpose  
  • Program Objectives
  • Program Targets
    • Enrollments
    • Retention, Graduation and Job Placement


  • Use 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1h
  • Select 3 objectives from Program Outcomes Assessment Plan
    • Use 1i
    • Use 1j


Curriculum and Course Information

1. Sample Student Schedule Table

  • Use Table A (for undergraduate) or B (for graduate)

2. New Course Syllabi

  • List New Course Titles
  • Submit Course Outlines from Appendix A

Note: Submit new course syllabi as a single,
separate WORD document


Faculty Information

  • Existing Core Faculty
  • Faculty to be Hired 
  • Use Existing Core Faculty Table
  • Use Faculty to be Hired Table
  • Identify Program Director in Table


Attestation and Assurances

  1. Institution Misson and Goals
  2. Credit Hours
  3. Assessment
  4. Resources
  5. Faculty
  6. Degree Requirements
  7. Admissions
  8. Academic Criteria for Courses
  9. Advising and Registrar
  10. Academic Support

Additional Information: all Graduate Programs and certain other degree areas:

External Review of Graduate Programs and Programs whose Subject Matter Represents a New or Emerging Field            


  • Also include reviewer's CV/resume
  • Brief rationale for selection of external reviewer
  • A Conflict of Interest Statement signed by the external reviewer


Application for Distance Education 


5. When you have inputted  all of the information for the above areas, save as a Word document(s) and e-mail the word document(s) to the office of the Senior Associate Provost in care of Karel Shapiro, or Stephanie Rankin,

6. The Office of the Senior Associate Provost will review your documents, and advise If any additional information is required.

7. Once ready for submission, The Office of the Senior Associate Provost will obtain the necessary approvals and signatures and submit the Application for Registration of a New Program Form to NYSED for processing.

8. The Office of the Senior Associate Provost will advise the initiator of the Proposal once it has been submitted to NYSED.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Karel Shapiro,, Ext. 52527 or Stephanie Rankin,, Ext. 54988 in the Office of the Sr. Associate Provost.

NOTE: The proposed program may not be advertised or admit students until approval has been granted and formal authorization received from NYSED.

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