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Types of Changes

William & Mary Institutional Change (IC) Process

(*) Substantial change - consult with Associate Provost & University Registrar
If a change you are envisioning is not listed, consult with the Assistant Provost of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness.

Types of Changes
Examples of changes subject to the IC Policy

The following require action

Academic program (degree, major, Certificate): - CIP Code
- Closure
- Curriculum 25% New Content/Courses
- Course (if deviates from traditional W&M courses, term schedule, or is online)
- Credit model (see Academic Credit Hour Policy)
- Degree Designation (e.g., MA/MAED/MS)
- Delivery format (course or program) – add/change*
Length: Credit Hour Change
New Program
New program name (major, Certificate)
Option (e.g., minor, concentration, track)
Organization (e.g., new department, department name*)


Combination Degrees (combined, dual, or joint): - External*
- Internal
Licensure option: - Add / Delete from degree program
Off-campus instructional site: - Open / Close / Move *
Program accreditation: - New *