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74-32,302. College level examination program credit hours; policy. (a) On or before January 1, 2017, the state board of regents shall adopt a policy requiring state educational institutions to award the appropriate number of credit hours to any student enrolled in such institution who has successfully passed an exam administered through the college level examination program (CLEP) and received a credit-granting recommended score as outlined by the American council on education. Such policy shall include the following:

(1) The number of credit hours to be awarded shall be at least equivalent to the minimum number of credit hours granted for the equivalent course offered by the institution;

(2) an institution shall not limit the number of credit hours that may be awarded to a student beyond the limitations placed on such institution by such institution's regional accrediting agency;

(3) credit hours awarded for exams in the subject of the student's major course of study shall apply towards the student's degree program major course of study, and all other credit hours shall apply towards general degree requirements;

(4) credit hours for exams shall be listed on the student's transcript as pass/fail;

(5) all exams listed on a student's transcript shall be included on such transcript if the student transfers to a different postsecondary educational institution, and if the subsequent institution is a state educational institution, then the credit hours for such exams shall be applied in accordance with this section; and

(6) any other provisions related to the awarding of credit hours based on CLEP exam results deemed necessary by the board.

(b) Commencing July 1, 2017, each state educational institution shall award credit hours to enrolled students who have successfully passed a CLEP exam in accordance with the policy adopted by the board pursuant to subsection (a).

(c) As used in this section, the terms "state board of regents" and "state educational institution" shall have the same meaning as those terms are defined in K.S.A. 74-3201b, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2016, ch. 74, ยง 2; July 1.

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