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  173.1450.  Citation of law — regional accreditation, lack of, required disclosure — form — exemption. — 1.  The provisions of this section shall be known and cited as the "College Credit Disclosure Act".

  2.  Except as provided in subsection 4 of this section, institutions of higher education located within the state that grant college-level credit but are not accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education shall disclose during the admission application process, in writing, that the institution has not achieved regional accreditation recognized by the department.

  3.  The disclosure required in subsection 2 of this section shall be provided to an enrolling student prior to registering for any class granting credit, and the student shall sign the disclosure, either in writing or electronically, acknowledging receipt of such disclosure.  The disclosure provided shall contain the following wording, in no less than fourteen-point font:

"College level credits earned at (Institution name) may not be transferrable to other higher learning/postsecondary learning institutions, including, but not limited to, universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, or trade schools accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Higher Education.

Contact the institution receiving the transferred credit(s) for more information.".

  4.  Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other law, institutions of higher education affiliated with religious organizations that are accredited by a national faith-related accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education shall be exempt from the disclosure requirements of this section.


(L. 2018 S.B. 807 & 577)

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