The Policies and Procedures (VI.A.6) require schools to notify the Commission of certain types of “non-substantive” changes and to receive Commission staff acknowledgement of those changes before they are implemented. This form covers the following types of changes: (1) adding or expanding a new location to offer at least one-fourth but less than one-half of a degree, (2) closing or reducing an approved location currently offering at least one-fourth but less than one-half of a degree (see note below), and (3) relocating an approved location that offers at least one-fourth but less than one-half of a degree. Adding, closing, reducing, or relocating an additional location that offers half or more of a degree requires a petition, rather than this notification (see note below; cf. petitions and notifications webpage). Adding, closing, or relocating an additional location that offers less than one-fourth of a degree requires neither notification nor petition.
This notification form may be submitted at any time, though at least 30 days before implementing the change. Commission staff will typically acknowledge this notification within 30 days. Schools are to use this form to notify staff for each change related to additional locations by completing the relevant portion (i.e., submit one notification form per change). In completing this form, please include links to additional documentation as requested or as deemed helpful.
NOTE: If the school is not on probation and currently has at least two approved locations, then closing or reducing a partial-degree location that does not presently offer a full degree (i.e., 25-99%) requires only this notification form and Commission staff acknowledgement. But if the location offers a complete degree or the school does not meet the two privosos above (IV.E.2), then a petition must be approved by the Board (see petitions and notifications webpage).