On February 28, 2014, SHEEO sent the following query:
Dear Academic Officers and State Authorization contacts:
Virginia is seeking information from other SHEEO agencies on how they handle the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS). Specifically, we would like to know the following:
1) Does your state include a definition of the CAGS in your policy for academic degree programs?
2) Are programs that result in the CAGS reviewed by staff and/or otherwise treated like a degree program?
2a) If so, are CAGS programs approved by the state’s higher education agency?
2b) If not, how are CAGS programs treated at the state level?
We would also greatly appreciate it if you would share any links to state policy on CAGS, including text, submission procedures, agency processes, etc.