Deadlines and Effective Dates

  Deadline Effective Term Notes
Programs January EPC meeting Subsequent fall semester
e.g., January 2023 for fall 2023
January is the final meeting for approving new and inactivated programs,* revisions to a program’s course or grade requirements and any other revision that changes the criteria for students to progress in or to graduate with the program.
Courses January EPC meeting Subsequent fall semester
e.g., January 2023 for fall 2023
January is the final meeting for approving courses for fall implementation.
Courses April EPC meeting Subsequent spring semester
e.g., April 2023 for spring 2024
April is the final meeting for approving new courses for spring implementation.
Policies April EPC meeting Subsequent fall semester
e.g., April 2023 for fall 2023
April is the final meeting for approving university and college policies for fall implementation.
Program
Admission
May EPC meeting Fall semester after next
e.g., May 2023 for fall 2023
May is the final meeting for approving admission criteria for a program.

* Exceptions to this deadline are proposals to establish or inactivate a degree or major, or to offer a major fully online, in an accelerated delivery or at another campus or location—all of which require external steps for approvals. Please work with Curriculum Services to determine a timeline for implementation for these types of proposals.