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13 KAR 3:060.High school equivalency diploma awarded for credit hour completion at Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions.

Section 1.

Definitions.

(1)

"Credit for prior learning" means college credit:

(a)

For the college-level knowledge and skills gained from non-college instructional programs or life experiences, including credit awarded pursuant to 13 KAR 2:025 and KRS 164.2951(2)(e), employment, military experience, civic activities, and volunteer service; and

(b)

That is evaluated through nationally standardized exams in specific disciplines, challenge exams for specific courses at individual institutions, evaluations of non-college training programs, and individualized assessments.

(2)

"Eligible candidate" means an individual that:

(a)

Has reached his or her 19th birthday;

(b)

Has not obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent;

(c)

Meets the admission and placement requirements of 13 KAR 2:020; and

(d)

Maintains a Kentucky address.

(3)

"KCTCS" means the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as defined in KRS 164.001(13).

(4)

"KYSU" means the Kentucky Skills U program within the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet.

(5)

"OCTAE" means the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career Technical and Adult Education.

(6)

"Successful completion" means:

(a)

Passing with a course grade greater than or equal to "C" constituting a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; or

(b)

Being awarded credit for prior learning as indicated on an official KCTCS transcript.

Section 2.

Course Requirements.

(1)

An eligible candidate shall qualify for a Commonwealth of Kentucky High School Equivalency Diploma upon successful completion of a minimum of three (3) credit hours in each of the following content areas as certified with an official KCTCS transcript:

(a)

Written communication;

(b)

Quantitative reasoning;

(c)

Natural sciences; and

(d)

Social and behavioral sciences.

(2)

KCTCS and KYSU shall review the competencies gained in entry-level courses in these content areas. Those entry-level courses with competencies that meet or exceed the skills demonstrated through passing the GED® exam at college ready level shall be eligible for the program and published in a list on the KYSU Web site.

Section 3.

Issuance of Commonwealth of Kentucky High School Equivalency Diploma. An eligible candidate shall provide the following to Kentucky Skills U for the High School Equivalency Diploma to be issued:

(1)

Legal name, date of birth, social security number, phone number, email address, home address, list of eligible courses, and signature;

(2)

A twenty-five (25) dollar non-refundable application and processing fee; and

(3)

An official KCTCS transcript documenting successful completion of the qualifying credit hours.

HISTORY: (44 Ky.R. 2702; eff. 8-31-2018; 48 Ky.R. 849, 2017; eff. 4-5-2022.)

FILED WITH LRC: December 9, 2021
CONTACT PERSON: Natalie Cummins, GED® Administrator, Office of Adult Education (Kentucky Skills U), 500 Mero Street Mail Stop 5SC, Frankfort Kentucky 40601; phone 502-892-3021; email Natalie.Cummins@ky.gov.

7-Year Expiration: 4/5/2022

Last Action: 4/6/2022


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