One State Senator Proposes A Bill Of Establishing A New System For Transferring Credits For Next Legislative Session
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One State Senator Proposes A Bill Of Establishing A New System For Transferring Credits For Next Legislative Session

Date: December 8, 2011
By: Mengti Xu
State Capitol Bureau

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One state senator proposed a bill establishing a new system for transferring credits among the state's public higher education institutions for the next legislative session. 
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Wrap: Senate Education Committee Chairman David Pearce introduced a bill creating a new transferring credit system to try to make the time spent in college as short and efficient as possible.

At least 25 courses would be transferable from a community college to a four-year university under his proposal.

Pearce says the system will give students information they need.

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Description: "So there is no surprises when they leave that two-year institution and they go to enroll. They will know beforehand which courses will transfer and which courses will not."

The Warrensburg Republican senator's proposal was among several prefiled for the legislative session that begins in January. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Mengti Xu.

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One state senator introduced a bill creating a state-wide system for transferring credits to benefit the state's students for the next legislative session.
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Wrap: Senate Education Committee Chairman David Pearce says the bill tries to solve the problem when students apply for four-year universities they found certain courses took in community colleges cannot be transferred.

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Description: "Yes, you've wasted time; you've wasted money. And what happens is if it takes too long and then some people do end up in dropping out."

The bill would require an index of at least 25 introductory courses transferable from community colleges to four-year universities.

Pearce says it will also financially help college students.

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Description: "We know the longer they stay and the more money they spend the less likely I thought they are to graduate and then the more debt that they have when they graduate."

Pearce also says private schools could participate in the system, but it would not be required.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Mengti Xu. 


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