NYSED has just announced an extension of its online waiver to the Spring 2021 semester, as per this online memo. Colleges, therefore, do not need any special approval to offer their programs online in the Spring. This eliminates the burden of submitting all programs for approval of online format this semester. As promised by NYSED earlier, they are working on expedited approvals forms to be used for programs that need to be offered online past Spring 2021. 

This is consistent with the messaging we have been providing anticipating a mostly online Spring 2021 semester.

By Michael Parrish