Clayborne measure would help service members get college credit for military courses

SPRINGFIELD — Service members looking to obtain college credit for military courses would find it easier to transfer credits to a public university or community college in Illinois under a proposal sponsored by state Sen. James F. Clayborne, D-Belleville.

clayborne jamesHouse Bill 3701 will now be considered by the full Senate after passing the Senate Higher Education Committee Tuesday.

“Providing our service members accessibility to higher education should be a priority of our state and our nation,” said Clayborne. “It is important we continue this trend by offering students a clear understanding of how their military courses transfer into our state’s universities and community colleges.”

The measure would create the Educational Credit for Military Experience Act, which would require the state’s public universities and community colleges to develop a policy for awarding college credit for military courses taken through the Armed Forces.

 – From the Illinois Business Journal

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