The following forms are intended to be used by schools seeking initial approval. Schools should contact the EAP and speak with a school administration consultant before using the forms. In addition, the School and Program Approval Guide provides critical information about the EAP's oversight and should be thoroughly reviewed prior to completing the forms. A brief description of each form, which can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document, is provided below. The Word version of each form can be completed electronically. For a guide to the application fees click here.
School Operations and Governance -
Under sections 440.52 (7) and (10), Wis. Stats., all private postsecondary schools not otherwise exempt are required to obtain approval from the Educational Approval Program before advertising or doing business in Wisconsin.
Surety Bond -
A surety bond ensures that students can recoup tuition and other costs if the school closes. Make sure that your surety company also attaches the power of attorney for your bond.
Program Application -
Under s.440.52(7), Wis. Stats., all private postsecondary schools not otherwise exempt are required to obtain approval from the Educational Approval Program before advertising or doing business in Wisconsin.
Background of Instructor -
All schools must provide information about the qualifications instructors/faculty members must have to teach the programs offered (see program approval application). In addition, non-accredited schools must complete the following form for each instructor/faculty member the school employs.
School Catalog Checklist -
Under Wis. Admin. Code SPS 404.03 (2), every school is required to have a catalog. This following checklist must accompany a proposed catalog as part of a new school application or a proposed catalog revision for an already approved school.
Enrollment Agreement Checklist -
Schools that choose to use an enrollment agreement must submit it to the EAP and have it approved prior to use.
Customer's Right to Cancel -
Use this form as the cancellation agreement for you and your students.
Teaching Location -
Please fill this application out for each location where you plan to hold classes.
Representative Permit Application -
To recruit prospective students in Wisconsin, you need to fill out this application, pay a $200 fee, and designate coverage of $2,000 in the general school surety bond.
Institutional Planning -
All schools are required to submit an institutional planning document.
Approval Checklist and Statement of Submission -
All schools seeking initial approval are required to submit an Approval Checklist and Statement of Submission.
Balance Sheet Template -
Form 2.01 is a basic balance sheet for institutions to use.
Income Statement Template -
Form 2.02 is a form to determine basic operating expenses.
Compliance and Institutional Assessment -
Form 2.03 is a basic institutional assessment that a school consultant may use during a school visit.
Change of Ownership -
Schools that intend to change ownership of their institution must fill out Form 2.04 and submit it to the EAP.
Employment Verification -
To verify employment please submit the attached form to the EAP.
Student Complaints -
Students with complaints about the school they are attending can submit Form 3.01 to the EAP.
Student Records Request -
In order to request a transcript from a closed school submit this form with a $10 check per person you want it sent to.