Indiana Senate approves Banks’ bill on college credits

Legislation authored by State Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, that he says will improve college affordability and efficiency passed the Senate on Feb. 26 by a unanimous vote.

Senate Bill 182 would build on Indiana's recent policies to improve the transferability of college credits, enabling students to get a more affordable, timely degree.

The bill requires the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and state colleges to develop policies that allow students who earn a two-year associate degree to transfer those credits to a related four-year bachelor's degree program at the same status as a junior.

The legislation approved by the Senate now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.