West Virginia to improve higher ed credit transfers

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s public higher education governing bodies have agreed to work together to make it easier for students to transfer credits from one school to another.

The Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education plan to develop a statewide agreement that will enable associate programs to be accepted and fully credited to related baccalaureate programs.

A resolution adopted by the agencies last week also calls for development of a reverse transfer policy. Students will be able to transfer final credits earned at a four-year institution back to the community college where they started.

A joint commission will be created to hear and resolve transfer disagreements between students and institutions.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the agreement will make the credit transfer process easier.

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