Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Below is a current list of the Initial Authorization and New Program Application deadlines and quarterly meeting dates for the Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Institutions and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Please be aware that the attendance of a representative from your institution is mandatory at the Committee on Postsecondary Educational Institutions’ meeting at which your application is presented.

Unless otherwise posted, all Postsecondary Advisory Committee meetings will be held at 404 James Robertson Parkway Nashville TN in the 18th floor board room at 10:00 a.m. central standard time. 

Deadline Date for Application Committee Meeting Commission Meeting Season of Meeting
1/20/2017 4/20/2017 5/11/2017 Spring
4/17/2017 7/13/2017 7/27/2017 Summer
7/28/2017 10/26/2017 11/15/2017 Fall
11/10/2016 1/12/2017 1/26/2017 Winter

Assistance in completing the application is available by telephoning Postsecondary staff (615-741-5293) during business hours of the Commission, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

All applications are reviewed in a three tier process by the Division of Postsecondary State Authorization Staff, the Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Institutions, and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Final Commission authorization is required in order to conduct training, advertise, recruit and/or operate in the State of Tennessee. 

Meeting Notice & Agenda