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									Sample Letter of Intent (on university/college letterhead)
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The Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center
for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
Attention: Accreditation Programs Administrator
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073
United States

Dear Accreditation Programs Administrator,

Please accept this Letter of Intent on behalf of the (insert complete institution name and
school/college/department) for GAC accreditation of its (insert name(s) of degree programs submitted for
review for GAC accreditation).

The attached Executive Summary includes details requested for GAC accreditation consideration of our
applicant program(s).

(Insert in this area information related to payment of GAC Application Fee of $1500 USD – Whether credit
card, check or wire transfer)

(Insert in this area any statement that is desired to further detail the applicant program or institution where it is
housed)

Please contact us if any further information is needed to support this application.


Sincerely,


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Insert Signature
Insert name and title of Program Director/Administrator/Faculty submitting the Letter of Intent
Insert School/Department
Insert Contact information (complete address, telephone, fax and email address)



___________________________________________
Insert Signature
Insert name and title of senior manager or administrator (e.g., dean, department head or equivalent
administrator to whom the above program director reports
Insert School/Department
Insert Contact information (complete address, telephone, fax and email address)




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Executive Summary
The following information is provided as required data in support of the Letter of Intent submitted by
(insert complete institution name and school/college/department) for GAC accreditation of its (insert name(s) of
degree programs submitted for review for GAC accreditation). It includes all criteria requested on the GAC
Handbook of Accreditation of Degree Programs in Project Management, sections B.2.1, and Appendix A,
Format for Executive Summary.


1. Name & Location of Institution
     Insert name and location(s) of the university/college that houses the applicant program(s), mailing
      address.
     Insert name of primary point of contact(s) including telephone and e-mail address.

2. Business Unit
     Insert name of college/school/department within the university that offers the applicant degree
      program(s).
     Include names of branch campuses where program(s) is offered.

3. Degree Programs(s)
     Insert complete names of applicant project management degree program(s) along total associated
      credit hours or equivalent for the applicant degree program(s).
     Insert a specific statement regarding number of credit hours or equivalent within the applicant degree
      program(s) that are of specific project management content.

4. Content Delivery Modality
     Insert a brief description of how courses are delivered (on campus versus online or blended) and the
      modality.

5. Reason why applicant degree program(s) are seeking GAC accreditation at this time
     Insert a brief description of why the applicant program is seeking GAC accreditation.

6. Institutional Accreditation & Legal Authority
      A statement verifying that the applicant degree program resides within an institution of higher learning
       that is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency or appropriate government agency, and that the
       institution is legally authorized, under applicable law, to confer higher education degrees.
      Cite actual accrediting or authorizing body, as well as current dates of accreditation/legal authority.

7. Administrative Structure
     Insert a description of the program’s administrative structure (Program Director, Administrators, Faculty,
      Support Staff.
     Insert a description of budgetary support.

8. Mission/Vision Statement
     Insert a succinct statement of the mission or vision of the applicant program.

9. Admissions Policy
     Insert a statement of the application criteria for a student to be eligible/admitted to the applicant
      program(s) in full standing.

10. Special Entrance Enticements



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        Insert a clear description of any incentives that may be offered to attract students. Example: If an
         applicant student is already a PMP, is the applicant student awarded any credit hours towards
         fulfillment of elective or core degree requirements in the applicant degree program.

11. Student Market
      Describe the profile of the students who enroll and graduate from the applicant degree program(s) in
       terms of age and experience ranges and industries represented.

12. Inception and Size of Program
       Insert a statement that the applicant degree program(s) have been in full operation for a minimum of
        two years with at least one graduating class.
       Insert a statement on number of students enrolled and number of graduates for past few semesters or
        years.

13. Academic Requirements
      Insert a complete statement of the academic requirements necessary for a student to satisfy the
       applicant degree program(s) and graduate from the program(s).
      Include any information regarding acceptance of previously earned credits/lifelong learning or any other
       policies within the program/institution that impacts the stated academic requirements for the applicant
       program.

14. Curriculum
      Insert a listing of core and elective courses/subjects, with a brief description of the courses/subjects
       required for each applicant degree program.
      Clearly identify which courses/subjects contain the project management content that meets the
       requirements noted in GAC accreditation standard C.1.2

15. Expected Self-evaluation Report Submission
      Insert the approximate date when the applicant program(s) intends to submit its Self evaluation Report.


                           End of Letter of Intent/Executive Summary Template




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