18 Apr 2023
The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) has approved the addition of Cambridge Advanced exams to the state's Credit for Prior Learning Policy. With this new policy change, all higher education institutions governed or coordinated by KBOR will award credit to all students earning an E grade or higher on Cambridge Advanced (International AS & A Level) examinations. The policy applies to all institutions governed by KBOR, including 6 state universities, 19 community colleges, 6 technical colleges, and 1 municipal university.
By earning college-level credit for Cambridge exams in high school, students can get ahead in their studies – saving time and money at college.
'The Regents have prioritised policies and initiatives that increase access and affordability for students,' said KBOR President and CEO Blake Flanders. 'Awarding credit to students for the Cambridge International Advanced exams gives high school students more pathways to earn college credit. This increases the seamlessness between high school and college and will help more students attend college and graduate on-time.'
Cambridge International's curriculum pathway aligns well with the mission of KBOR institutions. Designed to help students interpret challenges from multiple perspectives within a global context, the Cambridge Pathway delivers high-quality learning experiences that complement course-based instruction and align with competencies and skills for working in a diverse post-secondary environment and a global economy.
Mark Cavone, Cambridge International Regional Director, North America, said: 'The decision by the Kansas Board of Regents empowers mobility and success for students across the state. When students know they can earn credit for exam performance, they are able to design a degree pathway that maximizes their time and minimizes tuition costs.'
Kansas joins other states such as Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Kentucky where all public higher education institutions provide college credit to students with qualifying grades on Cambridge International AS & A Level exams.
More than 900 US colleges and universities have policies for courses that are part of the Cambridge programme. You can search our recognition database to find out where Cambridge qualifications are accepted in the US and around the world.
International students can apply for college credit at US universities too. Please read our blog article to get some helpful tips.