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DOE Improved the Statewide Course Numbering System; Oversight and Accuracy Issues Remain, Report No. 10-52, September 2010
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Consistent with our recommendations, the Legislature and the Department of Education improved the usefulness of the Statewide Course Numbering System. Specifically, the Legislature required non-public institutions to identify the courses they offer that are included in the system in their college catalogs while the department addressed inappropriately equated classes and clarified state policies on academic calendars and discontinued courses. The department should make additional improvements by updating faculty information for non-public institutions, identifying equivalent courses that are not guaranteed to transfer, improving communication among institutions, and monitoring credit transfers.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 07-49 Students Encounter Barriers When Transferring Credit from Non-Public Institutions to Community Colleges,published in December 2007.
Report No. 07-22 Institutions Do Not Have to Accept Transfer Credit for Many of the Courses in the Statewide Course Numbering System,published in March 2007.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Florida College System
Private Colleges and Universities

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-20 State Universities Are Generally Following the Statewide Course Numbering System in Awarding Appropriate Transfer Credit,published in March 2009.

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