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NYSED Registration Guidance: Steps for Submission to Graduate Council (or ICC) and Faculty Senate

Application for Registration of a New Degree Program

To expedite RIT's internal review process and ensure alignment with NYSED regulations for degree requirements, programs are asked to submitthe NYSED Registration Application to the appropriate curricular review body at the same time they submit the proposal.

Prior to scheduling a review with ICC/Grad Council, the NYSED Registration Application should be submitted to the Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs. Feedback will be provided as part of the review and approval process.

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

  • Submission Instructions
  • Master Plan Amendment (download Supplement)
  • External Review
  • General Information
  • Attestation and Assurances 
  • Program Purpose, Objectives and Targets
  • Curriculum and Course Information
  • Table A: Undergraduate Program Schedule or
  • Table B: Graduate Program Schedule
  • Faculty Information - Existing Core Faculty
  • Faculty Information - Faculty to be Hired

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. 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

  • IMPORTANT: You do NOT NEED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN PART A of the Distance Education Application.
  • Sample responses for you to consider for questions in Part B can be found at RIT Standard Answers for Distance Ed Forms.

3. Transfer information from the RIT New Program Proposal form to the New York State Application for Registration of a New Program. See Step 1 above to determine which NYSED form is applicable for the type of program you are submitting.

Following are the applicable sections for General Academic Programs:


  • Instution (Legal Name): Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Institution Code: 460500
  • Proposed Program Title:
  • Degree Award:
  • Address or Any Campus Where the Proposed Program WIll Be Offered (main and/or branch campuses):
  • Full-time or Part-time (see footnote 1 on form):
  • All Program Format(s)  (standard, distance education (see footnote 2 on form) evening, weekend and/or other):
    • HEGIS Code: Provide your best estimate for an appropriate HEGIS Code. You may use the NYSED list of HEGIS Codes for guidance.
  • Joint Registration IHE (if applicable):
  • Total Number of Credits:
  • Lead Contact: Dr. Anne Wahl, Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs



  • Signature:
  • Date:
  • Type or print name and title of signatory: Dr. Ellen M. Granberg, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Phone Number: 585-475-2392

Information for the following sections may be copied from your original program proposal.  Carefully follow all of the instructions on the form to ensure you are providing complete and accurate information.






  • Provide the sample program schedule
    • Table A for Undergraduate Program Schedule
    • Table B for Graduate Program Schedule
  • Include a list of course titles for all courses:
    • Attach syllabi for new or changed courses or
    • Provide course descriptions and objectives (if course syllabi are not available)


  • Existing Core Faculty 
  • Faculty to be Hired     
  • If a course is also taught at an International location, the faculty member teaching the course must also be listed     


4. Once ready for submission, the Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs will obtain the necessary approvals and signatures and submit the Application for Registration of a New Program Form to NYSED for processing.

5. The Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs will advise the initiator of the Proposal once it has been submitted to NYSED.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Sr Asst Provost and Asst VP for Academic Affairs.

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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