Academic Program Approvals and Changes

Changes to academic programs or certificates require approvals within and outside Clemson University, including:
  • Approval from your Department Chair or School Director.
  • Approval from Dean. At this stage, you must have a draft proposal with the curriculum map (and proposed changes) along possible changes to resources required.
  • Curriculum Committee approval. Graduate and undergraduate curriculum committee approvals at Clemson are facilitated in Curriculog.
  • Board of Trustees approval. Complete the form (big green button) below to initiate this process. Note that this form must be submitted at least a month before these changes are presented to the BoT at a scheduled meeting.
  • Approval from State and Federal agencies. Completing the approval request below will trigger the necessary processes required to receive approvals from Clemson University's external funding agencies.

Request approval for Program Changes

New program and program modification proposals must have final curriculum committee // and // Board of Trustees approval prior to being considered for CHE approval. Proposals must be received by February 1 for the March CHE-ACAP meeting and August 1 for the September CHE-ACAP meeting. Historically, special June CHE-ACAP meetings have been called but are not guaranteed on an annual basis. As always, CHE accepts program notification proposals related to name changes, terminations, and the addition of 100% online modality to extant programs on a continuous rolling basis.

To see the status of academic program changes you’ve submitted, you can view the interactive table here (log-in required).

Exceptions to this chain of approvals are possible depending on the nature and details of the academic program proposal. Please feel free to contact us here if you would like to discuss your proposal prior to making an approval request.