Step #1: If your change involves renaming a degree program, prior to NYSED submission you must provide input from the Sr. Vice President for Enrollment Management on the impact of a name change on enrollment projections.
Step #3: If the only change to a currently registered program is the addition or deletion of courses (less than one third of the minimum credits required for the award), re-registration with NYSED is NOT required. Go directly to the Adding/Deleting Courses directions. You do not need to follow steps 4-10 below.
NOTE EXCEPTION: Any change in credit hours to a certificate or advanced certificate requires NYSED approval before the change becomes effective.
Step #7: Make appropriate changes to Table 1 document(s) already on file in the college and forward an updated table 1 document(s) to the Office of the Provost. RIT's definition of full-time status for graduate students is 9 or more semester credit hours, so include a Table 1 showing 9 credits per semester. NYSED regulations indicate that full-time status is 12 credit hours per semester, for both undergraduate and graduate programs. When preparing NYSED applications for new or changed graduate programs, be sure to include a second Table 1 that shows how a student could complete the program with 12 credit hours per semester. If a 12 credit hour table is not provided, NYSED will request that the program be registered as part-time. If the program has options or concentrations, include them on the Table 1. Options/concentrations can range from 6 credits and up, 9-12 credits is typical.
Step #8: Be sure changes are reviewed and approved by required curriculum review bodies.