HB 1042 was signed into law June 7, 2012. Portions of the law went into effect August 28, 2012. The bill addressed the broad areas listed below involving Missouri higher education.For details on how each


Developmental Education

All public two-year and four-year institutions must replicate best practices identified through collaboration between institutions and research by experts in developmental education.

Core Transfer Library

Missouri institutions will promote student transfer by creating a statewide core transfer library of at least twenty-five lower division courses that are transferable among all public higher education institutions by July 1, 2014.


Reverse Transfer

The coordinating board shall develop a policy to foster reverse transfer for any student who has accumulated enough hours in combination with at least one public higher education institution in Missouri that offers an associate degree and one public four-year higher education institution in the prescribed courses sufficient to meet requirements to be awarded an associate degree.


Out-of-state fees

The coordinating board may charge and collect fees from out-of-state public institutions to cover the costs of reviewing and assuring the quality of programs offered by out-of-state public institutions.