Indiana Public Colleges and Universities to Now Provide Academic Credit for Advanced Cambridge International Courses
INDIANAPOLIS, June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Indiana the legislature voted to allow high school students, from or outside Indiana, to receive university credits through the AS and A Level exams of Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International). With this new policy change in accordance with the House Enrolled Act 1549, all public colleges and universities in the State of Indiana will now award college credits to students scoring E or higher on the AS and A Level exams. This gives Cambridge International AS and A Level courses the same weight as other advanced courses offered to high school students.
“Working with Cambridge International ensures that our schools prepare future leaders to succeed in their university, their career and their community,” said the representative. Robert behning, from Indiana President of the House of Education. “The recent decision to grant credits for Cambridge International AS and A Level exams will encourage more students from national and international schools to apply for Indiana colleges and universities and enable students to continue to strengthen communities here in our state. “
Cambridge International Advanced is part of an international benchmark program that allows students to take college-level courses while in high school. Cambridge International offers a unique four-stage (Primary to Advanced) education system that aligns rigorous curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Indiana is now one of the growing number of states where all public institutions grant credits for Cambridge International AS and A Levels, including Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Caroline from the south, Washington, and Virginia. Indiana public institutions have joined more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke University, New York University, University of Washington and University of Virginia which now accept Cambridge exams for credits and / or internships.
From 2012-17, 265 United States Cambridge students enrolled in a public or private college or university in the State of Indiana. Fifty-eight percent of students enrolled in a Indiana a two- or four-year public college or university, 42% of which are enrolled in a private college or university. In addition, 12 private colleges and universities in the state of Indiana recognize Cambridge International AS and A levels. With this new policy, these student numbers are sure to increase.
“This recent decision provides Indiana high school students with an incentive to stay in state for college because they can now save time and money for their hard work in high school. This decision also allows out-of-state students to enjoy the same benefits when they attend university in Indiana, ” mentionned Marc Cavone, Cambridge International Regional Director, North America. “The Cambridge program offers rigorous academic programs with an emphasis on critical thinking and produces well-rounded students who are ready to excel in Indiana public institutions. “
Each year, nearly one million students study in Cambridge programs around the world, making more than 2 million exam entries. First introduced in the United States in 1995, the Cambridge International program quickly gained popularity. Over the past decade, Cambridge Advanced exams in the United States have increased by over 200%. More Cambridge Advanced courses and exams are now taken in the United States than in any other country, and Cambridge International partners with schools in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
About Cambridge International
Cambridge International prepares students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of Cambridge University. Our international qualifications are recognized by the world’s top universities and employers, providing students with a wide range of options in their education and career. As a non-profit organization, we devote our resources to delivering high quality educational programs that can unlock the potential of learners.
SOURCE Cambridge International