Review Process List

Select links under “Process Type” to access the complete proposal format and review process for each type of academic program addition/change.

Program Process Type Approval Requirement(s)
Certificate Initiate program University System Office (SO) notification for standalone certificates; University approval only for embedded certificates.
Concentration(of a degree / major) Initiate program SO notification
Core curriculum Add, alter, or remove courses Areas A-E: Regents Academic Advisory Committee (RAAC) and Council on General Education (CGE) approval; Area F: RAAC approval
Deactivation of a program Deactivate all program types or offerings SO notification for deactivation. BOR approval for termination of degree/major programs.
Degree / Major Initiate face-to-face or distance education degree/major Board of Regents (BOR) approval
Distance education Offer 50% + of program via distance education means SO notification
Dual degree within GSU Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation.
Dual degree between GSU and another institution Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation; a copy of the documentation required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is submitted to SO
External instructional site Add external site University System Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) approval
External instruction Offer 50% + of program at external campus or contracted site SO administrative approval
Interdisciplinary concentration(university-level) Initiate program SO notification
Joint degree within GSU Initiate new program or partnership New program: BOR approval; Existing program with new partnership: SO notification
Joint degree between GSU and another institution Initiate new program or partnership New program: BOR approval; Existing program with new partnership: SO notification
Minor Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation.
Rename program Rename title of degree/major, concentration, minor, or certificate SO approval for degree/major; SO notification for concentration, minor, certificate
Substantive change Alter program significantly in manner not covered by other processes AAC approval