January 27, 2012
SENATE BILL No. 182
DIGEST OF SB 182
(Updated January 25, 2012 3:57 pm - DI 116)
Citations Affected: IC 21-18; IC 21-42.
Synopsis: State educational institutions; credit transfers. Requires the
commission for higher education to create a common course numbering
system, into which each state educational institution shall map its own
course numbers, for courses in the core transfer library. Requires state
educational institutions to create a statewide transfer general education
core to be implemented by May 15, 2013. Provides that an individual
who holds an associate degree is considered to have met at least 30
semester credit hours of the general education requirements for a
bachelor's degree. Requires a state educational institution to accept an
associate degree from another state educational institution as credit
toward a related bachelor's degree.
Effective: July 1, 2012; July 1, 2012.
Banks, Kruse, Rogers
January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 26, 2012, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 27, 2012
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 182
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 21-18-9-7; (12)SB0182.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 21-18-9-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2012]: Sec. 7. In collaboration with the state educational
institutions, the commission shall develop, implement, and
maintain a common course numbering system to be used by the
state educational institutions for all courses in the core transfer
library (as defined in IC 21-42-1-3). The commission shall create
a state course numbering system into which each state educational
institution shall map the state educational institution's unique
SOURCE: IC 21-42-3-2; (12)SB0182.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 21-42-3-2, AS ADDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION
283, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2012]: Sec. 2.
institution, in collaboration with the commission for higher
(1) not later than December 1, 2012, create and report to the
commission for higher education a statewide transfer general
education core, to be implemented not later than May 15,
2013. The core must be based upon a set of core competencies,
translated into at least thirty (30) semester credit hours
comparable general education courses, that in areas agreed upon
by the state educational institutions, which apply for credit
toward undergraduate degrees, including associate degrees
and baccalaureate degrees at all campuses of state educational
institutions; and are eligible to be earned by a student to fulfill
graduation requirements at each state educational institution.
(2) jointly establish statewide standards for use by all state
educational institutions to document an individual's
completion of the statewide transfer general education core on
the individual's transcripts.
SOURCE: IC 21-42-3-5; (12)SB0182.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 21-42-3-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2012]: Sec. 5. (a) After May 15, 2013, an individual who has
satisfactorily completed the statewide transfer general education
core at a state educational institution, as indicated on the
individual's official transcript, may not be required to complete
additional courses in the statewide transfer general education core
at the state educational institution to which the individual
transfers, regardless of whether the individual has received an
associate degree or the delivery method of the statewide transfer
general education core the individual completed.
(b) If an individual does not complete the statewide transfer
general education core of a state educational institution before
transferring to another state educational institution, the individual
must complete the statewide transfer general education core
required by the state educational institution to which the individual
has transferred. The state educational institution to which the
individual has transferred shall award credit to the individual for
courses the individual has satisfactorily completed, based on the
course to course equivalencies of the core transfer library
established under IC 21-42-5.
(c) An individual who holds an associate of arts or associate of
science degree approved by the commission who is admitted to a
four (4) year state educational institution is considered to have met
at least thirty (30) semester credit hours of the state educational
institution's general education requirement.