FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2012

SEVENTEEN HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES APPROVED FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSFER

Kansas Board of Regents Approves Courses for Seamless Transfer Between Public Institutions

(TOPEKA) – Today the Kansas Board of Regents approved seventeen general education college courses that will transfer among the 32 public higher education institutions. (A list of approved courses is provided below.) Depending on the credit hours taken and awarded, students may transfer 55 to 59 credit hours.

“The action today supports the ongoing mission of the Board to make public higher education accessible to students through the development and support of a seamless higher education system,” said Ed McKechnie of Arcadia, Chair of the Kansas Board of Regents. “The difficulty of students to easily transfer credit hours has been a barrier to some in achieving their higher education goals. Students that take one of the courses approved today can rest easy knowing their credit will transfer between any of the state’s public community colleges, technical colleges and universities.”

“The Board is looking out for students and their families,” said Fred Logan of Leawood, a Regent and member of the Board’s Transfer and Articulation Advisory Council. “Making sure courses transfer across the system, seamlessly, is a great way to improve quality, keeps educational costs to a minimum for students and families, and creates extraordinary value in the Kansas public higher education system.”

Course Title
American Government
Chemistry I and Lab
College Algebra
English Composition I
English Composition II
General Biology and Lab
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Physical Science I and Lab
Physics I and Lab
Public Speaking
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
World Regional Geography

###

About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Stankiewicz at (785) 296-3421 or mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.