Rep. Batinick: AP College Credit Bill Heads to Governor

SPRINGFIELD – Advancing opportunity for students pursuing higher education, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) announced his chief co-sponsored bill, House Bill 3428, has passed through both chambers of the General Assembly in Springfield. The legislation requires that public universities and community colleges must accept scores of 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams for credits toward graduation. Each institution must determine for each test whether the credit will be granted for elective, general education or major requirements, as well as the exam score required to grant credit in those areas.

Rep. Batinick stated, “This legislation is a great step toward giving our young people added incentive to attend our universities and colleges. It is the right thing to do, as it acknowledges coursework completed, thereby setting students on a faster, more direct path to success, while saving them money they will most certainly love to hold onto. The bill also brings a report back to the General Assembly and the Governor on each institution’s course granting policies, which benefits the ongoing study of our higher education system.”

House Bill 3428 now goes to the Governor for signature.

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