Join the Network of regionally-accredited, nonprofit, public and private two- and four-year institutions providing students with a seamless, efficient, and economical transfer process for lower-division general education that removes obstacles for students and streamlines administrative procedures.
Advantages of Membership
Issue a Passport that recognizes student achievement, use Passport as a recruiting tool, participate in interstate faculty teams, and receive institution-specific academic progress data through the NSC.
Interstate Passport is the only nationwide network of regionally-accredited, nonprofit, public and private two- and four-year institutions dedicated to the block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on multi-state faculty-developed learning outcomes and proficiency criteria. Learn More
We track Passport students’ academic performance to inform institutions of the academic quality of transfer students’ general education preparation. As a result, member institutions can better serve a nationwide pool of well-prepared transfer students leading to increased rates of retention and completion. Learn More
What Our Members Say
"Interstate Passport, when fully implemented, serves students. It is that simple. For far too long, institutions have protected their specific core by disallowing comparable transfer core courses from other states. This legalistic approach to transfer has derailed the degree aspirations of countless students. The common sense Interstate Passport is long overdue and its implementation will be one of the most impactful reforms higher education has seen in decades."
Steps to Becoming a Member
Membership in the Interstate Passport Network (Network) is open to all regionally-accredited, not-for-profit, two-year and four-year, public and private institutions. Institutions may join individually or as part of a system or state agency. To apply to participate in the Network, each institution must:
Membership fees are calculated for each five-year membership term based on the number of full-time equivalent students at the respective institution according to IPEDS data for the last reported academic year. Institutions paying for the full five-year term at once receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost. System-wide contracts receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost for all institutions in the system when making a single payment. If the system joins and pays for the full five-year term, it will receive a 20 percent discount on the total full cost for all institutions in the system. Currently, we are running a promotion allowing the first 100 institutions to join for free for a five-year term.