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College credit bill will make it easier to transfer credits

11:47 AM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
University of Missouri campus. (By Dan Gill, AP)
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Missouri college students soon could find it a little easier to transfer credit hours among institutions.

Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday requiring public colleges and universities to formulate by July 2014 a core of 25 lower-level courses for which credit hours can be transferred among all public institutions.

The bill also requires the state higher education board to come up with a "reverse transfer" policy. That would allow students with credit hours from universities to put those toward an associate's degree at other institutions.

Nixon says the new law fits with a goal of increasing the number of Missouri's working-age adults with college degrees from the current 35 percent to 60 percent by 2020.

College credit bill is HB1042.



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