HB17-1004 - College Credit For Military Education And Training

Concerning a statewide policy for awarding college credit for military education and training.

The bill requires the governing board of each institution of higher education to adopt, make public, and implement a prior learning assessment policy for awarding academic credit for college-level learning acquired while in the military. The policy adopted by the governing board must require each campus to use the American Council on Education's recommendations on the joint services transcript and, at its discretion, assign appropriate credit. Further, the institutions shall provide specific guidance to active duty and veteran military members in selecting a program of study and optimizing prior learning assessment credit. Finally, the institutions shall accept in transfer from other state institutions prior learning assessment credit awarded for courses with guaranteed-transfer designation.

During the 2018 legislative session, the department of higher education shall report to certain committees of the general assembly concerning the policies adopted by the institutions.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 28, 2017
04/28/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/01/2017
04/27/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/01/2017
04/26/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/07/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
04/05/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/04/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/04/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/27/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education