Change Degree Instructions
Types of Changes
- Name Change
- Transfer to New Academic Unit
Review the applicable policy/policies for the proposal your are completing:
Graduate certificates may be offered to non-matriculated students on a stand-alone basis (meaning they are not enrolled in any other degree seeking program). However, the students must be made aware ahead of time that:
- As a non-matriculated student they are not eligible for federal aid.
- If they wish to continue on with a subsequent master's degree (or PhD) , then only 9 credit hours of their certificate coursework may count towards their future degree.
If your intent is to allow students to pursue the graduate certificate on a stand-alone basis, make this clear in your proposal.
Letters of Support
- Department chair
- College dean
- Senior Vice President of Health Science Center (if applicable)
- Interdisciplinary programs (if applicable)
- Community/industry (if applicable)
Proposals should be through the department and college approvals at least 10 business days prior to the Undergraduate and/or Graduate Council due dates.
- Department/Faculty Committee approval*
- College Committee approval*
- Undergraduate Council and/or Graduate Council approval†
- Executive Committee/Academic Sentate approval†
- Board of Trustees approval
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVP-AA) approval
- Commisioner of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) notification
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) notification (if applicable)
* Steps 1 and 2 should be completed prior to submitting a proposal. Evidence of these internal approvals will be demonstrated by the department and college letters of support and a field in the proposal titled "Faculty Consultation."
† 1-2 individuals will be asked to present proposals at the marked committee meetings.
The status of any proposal can be tracked after submission.
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