Academic Program Codes and FCR/CB Programs
Academic Program Codes:
All existing academic programs on the Chicago campus have been reviewed by Faculty governance and have been given a unique Academic Program Code (APC).
Detailed information about APCs can be found at the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.
In developing Full-Cost Recovery or Contract-Based educational program, new academic program codes must be developed. Existing classroom programs (e.g. degree or certificates) – when converted to an online offering – must also obtain a new academic program code.
The following information is offered as a very simplified explanation of the differences between Academic Program code types. Again, please reference the OPAA website for more complete information.
|Type||Classic in seat or online||Contract-Based Program||Full Cost Recovery Program|
|Online version||Online uses “U” designator||Online uses “U” designator||Online uses “U” designator|
|Students enroll as:||Individuals||Groups||Individuals|
|Waivers?||Statutory/Discretionary||Statutory only||Statutory only|
|Direct/Indirect Costs||Should be covered||Must be covered||Must be covered|
|Tuition||Set by Board||Market-Based rates when costs are covered.||Set by Board|
|Tuition deposited||In Income Fund||In Self-Supporting Fund||In Income Fund|