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Bill Proposes a Common College Transcript

Written by on January 29, 2019

The Wyoming House of Representatives is working on a bill that would create a common college transcript for all Wyoming schools.

Representative David Northrup from Powell is sponsoring the bill that would use common course numbering to allow students to more easily move between the two-year schools and the four-year university in Laramie.

The Casper Star Tribune reports that the bill would set aside $1.55 million to fund the work and provide two employees to the state Community College Commission.

Northrup explained that the bill would require transcripts and courses to be the same statewide to allow students to transfer easily back and forth between the University of Wyoming and local community colleges, without losing credits they would have earned at other schools.

Additionally, a “statewide longitudinal education data system” would be set up to share information about education and the workforce, which would then be used by the schools and the state departments of education and workforce services.

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