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) alongwith 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

Special Note Regarding CHE Meetings (12/11/2019) 

CHE has not scheduled a special June 2020 meeting to consider academic program modification proposals like they did last summer. While it is possible that could change,  the March 2020 CHE-ACAP meeting is currently the last meeting of the current academic year insofar as we are aware. If you have new programs or program modifications that will not have final curriculum committee approval by January //and// Board of Trustees approval at the February 2020 meeting, then it will be impossible to have them considered by CHE prior to the CHE-ACAP September 2020 meeting (proposals need to be received by CHE by August 1 for that meeting). As always, CHE does take program Notification proposals related to name changes, terminations, new certificates, and the addition of 100% online modality to an extant program 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 actions. We are happy to discuss you individual program action with you prior to making an approval request. Please contact us at