|Posted:||February 11, 2015 11:31 AM|
|From:||Representative James R. Roebuck, Jr.|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Advanced Placement Articulation|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to expand the Transfer and Articulation Program to include credits for matriculating freshmen who have taken Advanced Placement (AP) exams in high school with scores that qualify them for college course credits. This legislation will ensure that high school students who have taken Advanced Placement courses and obtained a score of 3 or more on the AP exam will receive college course credit from Pennsylvania public institutions of higher education. Through this program college students and parents will have some alleviation of financial burden on college tuition by eliminating the need to pay for duplicate courses.
This legislation will also include those students in an International Baccalaureate and College-Level Examination Program which was unanimously supported as an amendment to HB2076 in the Education Committee and was passed on the House floor last session.
The awarding of these credits will save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition costs and lead more students to graduate from college in four years.
Co-sponsors of the original legislation include: Bishop, Brownlee, Caltagirone, Carroll, Cohen, D. Costa, DeLuca, Donatucci, Emrick, English, Frankel, Gibbons, Haggerty, Kortz, Longietti, McCarter, McNeill, D. Miller, Murt, O’Brien, O’Neill, Ravenstahl, Thomas, Truitt, Watson, Youngblood
If you have any questions, please contact my office at 717-787-7044.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Introduced as HB512