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PBVS New Program of Study Application

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New Program of Study Application

This application is for institutions that wish to offer a new program and/or course of study at their institution. An application must be submitted for each new program and/or course of study an institution seeks approval to offer. Institutions that submit a Permit of Approval application must also submit a New Program of Study application for each program and/or course of study the school intends to offer upon approval.

Application Instructions

The following links will open up the documents you need to complete and submit to IBHE to apply for a new program of study or course offering. You can save the documents in one of two ways: either (1) right click and select “save link as” or (2) click on the link opening the document and then save the blank application files to your computer.

Files are pdf, MS Word, and MS Excel formats. Some need to be completed and returned; others are for your information.
Once you complete all items, follow the instructions in the document “Application” under the “General Information” section that explains how to submit them as a package to the IBHE for consideration.

Note that fees are assessed for the review of applications. The fees were approved so that IBHE would have the staff to review applications and complete PBVS oversight activities. Payment of the fee does not guarantee approval of the new program of study.

Cover Sheet (pdf)
Application (doc)
IBHE_Surety_Bond_Form (pdf)
Enrollment Agreement Requirements and Sample (docx)
PBVS Refund Policy Guidelines (pdf) (Revised April 2013)
Academic Catalog Requirements (pdf) 

Questions regarding the application or review process can be directed to