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NYSED Registration Guidance: Steps Following Academic Senate Approval: Updated March, 2020

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:

  • Submission Instructions
  • Master Plan Amendment
  • 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. GOOD NEWS! You should 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

  • 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.

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


  • 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):
  • Joint Registration IHE (if applicable):
  • Total Number of Credits:
  • Lead Contact: Dr. Anne Wahl, Assistant Provost



  • 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 section 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 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     


5. When you have input 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 Provost.

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

7. Once ready for submission, The Office of the 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 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 the Office of the 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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