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Liberal Studies

for the 21st Century

Liberal Studies Course Approval Process

Basic Steps

Timing Your Curricular Request

The course approval process can take a few months from start to finish. These guidelines will help you plan ahead so your course has the best chance of being approved and ready for students to enroll when registration opens for the desired effective semester.

  • Before submitting a course approval request in the Curriculum Request Application (CRA), please ensure that the request has completed all notification and approval requirements for your department and college. Each unit has its own timeline and process for requests.
  • Once a request has department/college approval and is entered in the CRA, the Office of Liberal Studies can begin processing the request. Liberal Studies processing, faculty review, and approval takes six to eight weeks on average.
  • Thus, it is best to submit your request as soon as possible to allow reasonable processing time of the request before the desired effective term.
For an effective term of Summer or Fall semester:

Please submit the course in the CRA by the beginning of December.

For an effective term of Spring semester:

Please submit the course in the CRA in by the beginning of March.

While these are not set deadlines, it is ideal that the request is submitted by this date for timely processing. The earlier the request, the best chance of being approved in time for course registration. Also, the approval process timeline is dependent upon unit responses to requested revisions and other communication.



Liberal Studies for the 21st Century is located in room A3500 on the third floor of University Center A in the stadium

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