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The impact of COVID-19 on transfer students

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series May 2020

Pass/fail grades may help students during the COVID-19 crisis, but could cost them later JON MARCUS, The Hechinger Report, Aired on PBS New Hour, Apr 7, 2020 6:02 PM EDT As with everything else in Americans’ day-to-day lives, the COVID-19 pandemic may significantly affect the transferability of academic credits when students transfer to new institution. […]

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Student Transfer in the News

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series March 2020

4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges By MADHU KRISHNAMURTHY – Associated Press – Sunday, January 19, 2020, WASHINGTON TIMES As many low-income minority students increasingly are leaving four-year institutions due to rising tuition costs and lack of supports, one college in Palatine, Illinois is offering students a second chance. Harper College, like many community […]

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Focusing on transfer and transfer students

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series January 2020

Rethinking higher education through the consortia model by John C. Cavanaugh, Inside Higher Ed, October 23, 2019 This article from Inside Higher Ed offers the consortium model as one solution for ensuring seamless transfer – essentially a mini Passport network among a small number of institutions within a state or geographic region. The author describes […]

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Targeting Transfer Students

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series November 2019

A number of institutions across the country are undertaking efforts that target transfer students—recruiting them and making transfer easier: See the October 14 Education Dive article on making transfers easier between two- and four-year institutions. Data show that more than 50,000 students each year who could succeed at a four-year institution do not transfer, too […]

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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities features Interstate Passport

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series November 2019

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) recently featured a piece on Interstate Passport in their e-newsletter, the Beacon. The piece, written by Patricia Shea, Senior Adviser for Academic Leadership Initiatives at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, details what the Interstate Passport program is, why it’s needed, and how it works. Read […]

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Check out the latest news on student transfer!

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series September 2019

An Education Dive article, Gen ed startup partners with university to offer transfer credit for online classes, describes how a start-up company is partnering with higher education to facilitate transfer in Pittsburgh. will launch September 9 to offer two 14-week general education courses at $400 each with credit to be awarded by the University […]

Advising for Interstate Passport Success

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series November 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 1:00pm MT North Idaho College (NIC) joined the Interstate Passport Network in February 2018 and in a short time has successfully implemented Interstate Passport across its campus by engaging faculty, awarding Passports, reporting data, and advising students about the benefits of earning a Passport. Learn how NIC implemented Interstate Passport […]

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Student Transfer in the News

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series August 2019

Interstate Passport Network institutions map Passport Learning Outcomes to their curriculum to develop their Passport Block. As described above by Brown-Herbst of Laramie County Community College, mapping is used to develop Guided Pathways within the Passport Block. Now a recent article featured in Education Dive suggests that mapping could be a key to developing “universal […]

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Student transfer facts

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series August 2019

What factors contribute to two- to four-year transfer student success in obtaining a bachelors degree within six years of initial enrollment at the community college? The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released an update of its Tracking Transfer (Signature Report 13) with information from the 2011 cohort. The report provides insight into some of […]

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Topics related to student transfer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series July 2019

Inside Higher Ed featured several articles this past month that discussed topics related to student transfer.  The article, Few Students of Defunct For-Profit Chains Have Transferred, examines data shared with lawmakers by the Department of Education on transfer rates of students from defunct for-profit institutions. Two opinion pieces, Navigating Academic and Student Affairs for Pathways […]