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2015 SESSION

15100703D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1336
Offered January 14, 2015
Prefiled November 25, 2014
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23-9.2:3.10 and to repeal 23-9.2:3.8 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; policy on course credit at public institutions of higher education for certain examinations.
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Patrons-- Landes, Greason, Bell, Richard P., Berg, Cole, Cox, DeSteph, Farrell, Garrett, Hugo, Jones, Keam, Kilgore, Kory, Lingamfelter, Loupassi, Marshall, R.G., Massie, Pogge, Robinson, Stolle, Webert, Wilt and Yancey; Senator: Hanger
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Referred to Committee on Education
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23-9.2:3.10 as follows:

23-9.2:3.10. Course credit; Advanced Placement, Cambridge Advanced, College-Level Examination Program, and International Baccalaureate examinations.

A. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (Council), in consultation with the governing board of each public institution of higher education, shall establish a policy for granting undergraduate course credit to entering freshman students who have taken one or more Advanced Placement, Cambridge Advanced (A/AS), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate examinations. The policy shall:

1. Outline the conditions necessary for each public institution of higher education to grant course credit, including the minimum required scores on such examinations;

2. Identify each public institution of higher education's course credit or other academic requirements that the student satisfies by achieving the minimum required scores on such examinations; and

3. Ensure, to the extent possible, that the grant of course credit is consistent across each public institution of higher education and each such examination.

B. The Council and each public institution of higher education shall make the policy available to the public on its website.

2. That 23-9.2:3.8 of the Code of Virginia is repealed.

3. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2016.