Timeline for New Degrees

Steps for New Degrees

Timeline Examples for a New Degree Program

The table below may be helpful to understand the approval steps and estimated timeline to implement a new degree or major. Please note that while most approving bodies have set meetings to review and approve a new degree program, it is not guaranteed that your proposal will be placed on the desired agenda; therefore, the timeframe for approval from those bodies is an estimate.

Before developing your program proposal, please contact the Office of Curriculum Services to discuss the process, paperwork and a timeline for implementation specific to your proposal.

College Curriculum Committee meeting Check with your college for submission deadlines and meeting dates
Curriculum Services deadline 29 Aug 2022 26 Sep 2022 24 Oct 2022 14 Nov 2022 12 Dec 2022 30 Jan 2023 27 Feb 2023 27 Mar 2023 24 Apr 2023
EPC meeting 19 Sep 2022 17 Oct 2022 14 Nov 2022 5 Dec 2022 23/30 Jan 2023 20 Feb 2023 20 Mar 2023 17 Apr 2023 15 May 2023
Faculty Senate meeting 7 Nov 2022 7 Nov 2022 12 Dec 2022 13 Feb 2023 13 Feb 2023 13 Mar 2023 10 Apr 2023 8 May 2023 10 Jul 2023*
Board of Trustees meeting 7 Dec 2022 7 Dec 2022 9 Mar 2023 9 Mar 2023 9 Mar 2023 28 Jun 2023 28 Jun 2023 28 Jun 2023 20 Sep 2023
ODHE Chancellor approval (estimated) Feb-Apr 2023 Feb-Apr 2023 May-Jul 2023 May-Jul 2023 May-Jul 2023 Aug-Oct 2023 Aug-Oct 2023 Aug-Oct 2023 Nov 23-Jan 24
Implementation (HLC approval NOT required) Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023/2024
HLC approval (estimated) May-Aug 2023 May-Aug 2023 Aug-Nov 2023 Aug-Nov 2023 Aug-Nov 2023 Nov 2023-Feb 2024 Nov 23-Feb 24 Nov 23-Feb 24 Feb-May 2023
Implementation (HLC approval required) Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 Fall 2023 /
Fall 2024
Fall 2023 /
Fall 2024
Fall 2023 /
Fall 2024
Fall 2024

* Please know that this meeting may be cancelled.