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From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Academic Affairs--Transfer/Articulation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Transfer and Articulation Policies PDF - An increase in the number of transfer and articulation policies over the past decade demonstrates that state legislatures and higher education governing boards have recognized the need for such policies. At least two-thirds of states have one or more of the following: Enabling legislation; Cooperative system or institutional agreements; Web sites devoted to clearly articulating transfer policy; or a transferable common core. (Matthew Smith, Education Commission of the States, December 2010)...

Students on the move: How states are responding to increasing mobility among postsecondary students PDF - ECS reviewed transfer and articulation policies in the 50 states to get a sense of how policymakers are responding in law to these changes. In the modern postsecondary environment, it is clear transfer policies are more important than ever. (Maria Millard, ECS, May 2014)...

Preparing California for Its Future: Enhancing Community College StudentTransfer to UC - Although community college transfer students repeatedly demonstrate their ability to succeed in the University of California (UC) system, the transfer process can be daunting. Among recommendations: enhance UC's message that transfer students can afford and thrive in UC's system, increase UC's presence on every community college campus, streamline and strengthen the transfer process, and commit UC to work with the state university and community college systems to present a united voice. (President's Transfer Action Team, May 2014)...

Signature Report 6 State Supplement : Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates - In a national study on college completion, a state-by-state look is taken at various pathways students use to complete a college degree or certificate. Nationally, 13 percent of students who started at four-year public institutions completed at an institution other than the starting institution. In seven states, more than 20 percent of student who started in two-year public institutions completed at four-year institutions within six years with Kansas having the highest rate at 26 percent followed by Virginia at 23 percent. (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Doug Shapiro and Afet Dundar, March 2014)...

Common Course Numbering Oregon House Bill 2979 Report - This report to the Legislature includes Oregon's history of transfer and articulation policies, current policies, research and best practices. (Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Dec. 2013)...

State Policies to Improve Student Transfer - Effective state transfer and articulation policies can create a smoother pathway for students moving from one public institution to another. This policy brief reviews several state policy options and discusses the benefits to colleges, students and the state. (January 2013) ...

State Summaries: Articulation, Transfer and Alignment - This state policy database offers a summary of state policies on transfer/articulation policies. (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 2011)...

DOE Improved the Statewide Course Numbering System; Oversight and Accuracy Issues Remain - The legislature and the Department of Education have improved the usefulness of the statewide course number system. The legislature required nonpublic institutions to identify the courses they offer that are included in the system in their college catalogs and the Department addressed inappropriately equated classes and clarified state policies on academic calendars and discontinued courses. (OPPAGA, September 2010)...

University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has Improved - A 2008 report showed inconsistent implementation of common program prerequisites. Since that report, the Board of Governors and Department of Education have reviewed and revised the common program prerequisites and universities are more consistently complying with the revised prerequisites. The Department of Education has taken steps to improve oversight and has worked with the state's colleges to help ensure that students complete prerequisites before transferring to universities. (Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, June 2010)...

Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, But Many Lack Information About Articulation Policies - As directed by the legislature, this report examines the rate at which students with AA degrees enter baccalaureate degree programs in Florida. (OPPAGA, January 2010)...

Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, but Many Lack Information About Articulation Policies - Over the past five years, the number of students who transferred to a baccalaureate degree program after earning associate in arts (AA) degrees grew by 29%. However, 31% of students who earned AA degrees did not transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Most of the students never applied for admission to a state university. A lack of information was the most common reason students reported for not applying to a baccalaureate program. (OPPAGA, January 2010)...

Inconsistent Implementation of Common Prerequisites Creates Barriers to Effective 2+2 Articulation - Florida's common prerequisites policy is intended to ease articulation for students transferring from community colleges to universities by establishing common courses needed for admission to upper division programs at any of the state's universities. However, in 65% of the degree programs examined, the universities were implementing prerequisites in ways that could create barriers for students who have followed the approved common prerequisites. This report concludes that the Board of Governors and the Department of Education have not monitored and enforced the policy. (OPPAGA, March 2008)...


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