Substantive Change Application (degree change)

The CAATE has developed this ‘substantive change’ process at the request of programs voluntarily moving their degree from the bachelors to the masters degree level.  This process is available annually to programs that are mid-accreditation cycle and are in good standing (i.e., no progress reports due, not on probation).  Programs should only submit the notification of intent in the year they are planning on applying for substantive change.  We anticipate that this process will become electronic within the next 6-9 months, so only programs intending to apply prior to August 1, 2013 for consideration for continuing accreditation with Substantive Change should use the paper version below.

The documents below provide detailed information regarding institutions desiring to voluntarily transition their existing Professional (entry-level) program currently offered at the bachelor’s level to a Professional (entry-level )program at the master’s level.  This document does not apply to programs simultaneously offering Professional programs at both the bachelor’s and master’s level.

Questions regarding this process should be directed to


Instructions and Application Forms

  1. Substantive Change Instructions
  2. SubstantiveChange_Notification_Intent_2-2013
  3. SubstantiveChange_Application