Degree programs are reviewed regularly, at least every five years, and adhere to the curriculum standards of Georgian College, the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Changes to the planned cycle may occur to align with external accreditation, and specific MTCU terms of consent. As such, there are a number of steps involved in conducting a formal degree program renewal involving both internal and external processes.
In addition to internal processes and reports related to formal five-year renewals, degree programs are also subject to a formal renewal process that must fulfil PEQAB guidelines.
A completed Application for Renewal of Ministry Consent must be submitted to PEQAB at least nine months before the consent expires. Lengths of consent vary, so program areas must be aware of when their particular program requires consent renewal. Preparation for this process begins two years before Ministry consent will expire.