State standardizes policy on Advanced Placement exams

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials plan to standardize credits for first-year college students who pass high school Advanced Placement exams.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the New Mexico Higher Education Department announced the new policy Monday.

Under the new guidelines, high school students who earn passing grades in the courses and pass their course exam when the school year ends will get college credit when they enroll at a public college or university in the state.

In the past, colleges and universities had varying standards for the scores students had to earn in order to be granted college credit.

Officials say the new policy is intended to speed student's push toward finishing degrees and assisting with their transition to college.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com


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