SCHEV Program Approvals

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education. The Office of the Provost is the liaison to SCHEV and acts as a resource for the university community in regards to SCHEV policy compliance.

The Office of the Provost provides support and guidance for all academic program matters that require SCHEV approval and/or notification.  While working in concert with faculty and staff, the Office of the Provost disseminates information on SCHEV policy and procedures and provides assistance with the formal proposal process. 

The following actions require SCHEV approval: 

  • New Degree Programs

  • Spin-Off Degree Programs

  • Program Mergers

  • Degree Designation Change or Additions

  • Academic Program Title Changes

  • CIP Code Changes

  • Academic Program Discontinuance

  • Creation or merging of academic departments

  • Closing academic departments

  • Name changes for academic departments

All proposals must be forwarded to the Office of the Provost for formal submission to SCHEV.  Forms and policies are listed below:

Other forms can be found on the SCHEV website at

For more information about program approvals, please contact Nicolle Parsons-Pollard or 804-524-6923.