The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has approved a policy guaranteeing college credit at the state’s public four-year universities and two-year community and technical colleges to students earning qualifying scores through the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. The policy, which was approved in April and goes into effect in fall 2012, is designed to help students reduce college costs while also increasing the number of students graduating on time.
Recent high-school graduates as well as returning and current college students can take advantage of the opportunity. To earn college credit through the new policy, high-school students need to achieve a qualifying score of 3 or higher on an AP exam, while students of all ages need to earn a qualifying score of 50 or higher on a CLEP exam. The credit-granting policy was established by a statewide team of Kentucky’s leading college faculty and administrative leaders.