Professional Programs transitioning from a baccalaureate to a master’s degree OR Post-Professional Programs from a master’s to a doctoral degree that are not on probation and in mid-cycle for accreditation may apply for a change in the level of the degree through this Substantive Change Request. The Notification of Intent form must be uploaded to the substantive change tab via eAccreditation prior to the preferred intent deadline (see the dates below and check the available spots per cycle document on the CAATE website). Once submitted, the program will be invoiced electronically for $3000. Please follow the instructions on the invoice for payment. The Mini SelfStudy (only those Standards pertaining to level of degree change) will not be available in eAccreditation until payment is received. The Substantive Change Application (mini self-study) and all supporting materials must be completed in eAccreditation no later than the submission deadline associated with the intent date (see table of dates below). All materials submitted become the property of CAATE and will not be returned. All fees submitted are non-refundable and due at the time of application. Failure to submit the application by the deadline will result in forfeiting the $3000 application fee. This Substantive Change Application does not extend continuing accreditation past the original review date. Application for a change in level of degree through this method does not guarantee the change will be accepted. After review of materials, the CAATE may determine that an on-site visit is necessary to ensure compliance with the Standards. If an on-site review is required, the institution will be charged a site visit fee of an additional $3000 ($6000 total) to cover expenses associated with the site visit. Contact the office at 1-844-GO-CAATE or if you have additional questions.

Intent Due Mini Self-Study Due
February 1
April 1
June 1
August 1
October 1
December 1
Substantive change with Comprehensive Review
May 1
Same deadline as Self-Study
July 1