CPE changes credit transfer policy

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on Friday approved revisions to its credit transfer policy that the organization said will make the transfer process easier for students at Kentucky's public colleges and universities.

Under the new policy, students can transfer individual courses and be guaranteed that they will fulfill general education requirement of comparable courses at any public college or university in Kentucky. Before, students had to complete a transfer block of general education courses to transfer without loss of credit.

"These transfer policy revisions will increase student success and completion rates, enhance the ease of transfer, and speed time to degree," said Council president Bob King.

The council also approved a request from the University of Kentucky to renovate Shively Sports Center with $950,000 in private funds from the UK Athletic Association and approved a doctorate of nursing practice degree program at Murray State University.