SB1534: Higher educational institutions, public; general education course credit, dual enrollment courses.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1, relating to public institutions of higher education; general education course credit; dual enrollment courses.
[S 1534]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-905.1. General education course credit; dual enrollment courses.

A. The Council, in consultation with each public institution of higher education, shall establish a policy for granting undergraduate general education course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course. The policy shall:

1. Outline the conditions necessary for each public institution of higher education to grant general education course credit for the successful completion of a dual enrollment course;

2. Identify the general education course credit or other academic requirements of each public institution of higher education that the student satisfies by successfully completing a dual enrollment course; and

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

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

C. The Council shall annually report to the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health on the implementation of the course credit policy by each public institution of higher education.


SENATE BILL NO. 1534
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on February 2, 2017)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Sturtevant)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1, relating to public institutions of higher education; general education course credit; dual enrollment courses.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-905.1. General education course credit; dual enrollment courses.

A. The Council, in consultation with each public institution of higher education, shall establish a policy for granting undergraduate general education course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course. The policy shall:

1. Outline the conditions necessary for each public institution of higher education to grant general education course credit for the successful completion of a dual enrollment course;

2. Identify the general education course credit or other academic requirements of each public institution of higher education that the student satisfies by successfully completing a dual enrollment course; and

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

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

C. The Council shall annually report to the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health on the implementation of the course credit policy by each public institution of higher education.

SENATE BILL NO. 1534

Offered January 20, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1, relating to public institutions of higher education; course credit; dual enrollment courses.
Patron-- Sturtevant

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-905.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-905.1. Course credit; dual enrollment courses.

A. The Council, in consultation with the governing board of each public institution of higher education, shall establish a policy for granting undergraduate course credit to any entering student who has successfully completed a dual enrollment course at a comprehensive community college pursuant to an agreement for postsecondary degree attainment as set forth in subsection E of § 23.1-907. The policy shall:

1. Outline the conditions necessary for each public institution of higher education to grant course credit for the successful completion of a dual enrollment course;

2. Identify the course credit or other academic requirements of each public institution of higher education that the student satisfies by successfully completing a dual enrollment course; 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 dual enrollment course.

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