Review the Table of Required Documentation for Degree Proposals to know what is required for sub plans, then complete the required sections of the Academic Program Change Request Proposal.
- Academic Program Change Request Proposal (review the Required Documentation for Degree Proposals to find out what is required for sub plans)
Academic Program Change Request Proposal
Table of Required Documentation for Degree Proposals
All IU degrees and programs with 50 percent or more of the content taught online must also request approval from the IU Online program. If you haven't done so already, contact the IU Office of Online Education to begin the online approval process.
The IUPUI Graduate Affairs Committee will not review a proposal until IU Online gives its approval.
IU Office of Online Education
IU Online Proposal
Online vs Hybrid
There is additional information the IU Graduate School Indianapolis and the IUPUI Graduate Affairs Committee require that is not included in the proposal. This information, along with the proposal, is requested via the online GAC Proposal Submission Form.
A new degree/certificate cover sheet is also required when submitting proposals to the GAC. This cover sheet captures information required for approvals beyond the GAC.
Please have the following information ready when submitting the online GAC Proposal Submission Form:
- The proposal
- A cover letter addressed to Dr. Janice Blum
GAC Proposal Submission Form
The Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month between the months of August through May with the exceptions of September and December. In order for the proposal to be reviewed by the GAC, it must be received by the IU Graduate School Indianapolis no later than two (2) weeks prior to the GAC meeting.
Any questions about the GAC can be directed to Dezra Despain or Dr. Janice Blum
Graduate Affairs Committee Meeting Dates
After the GAC approves the sub plan and final documents are received, IU proposals will be entered into the APPEAR system by the IU Graduate School Indianapolis and forwarded to the Academic Leadership Council. Following approval at this stage, proposals are presented to the IU trustees.
Once final approval has been given, the chief academic officer will send notification of approval to the dean of the originating unit, the Office of Communications and Marketing, the IUPUI registrar, the director of Student Financial Services, and the director of graduate admissions where the major will be coded for inclusion in the master inventory.
IU school representatives can review the status using APPEAR after a proposal has been submitted to the APPEAR system.
IU Academic Leadership Council
Purdue University Graduate Council
IU Board of Trustees Meeting Dates
IU Learn About APPEAR
IU Review Status in APPEAR