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Simplify Transfer
for Students

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.

SimplifySIMPLIFY TRANSFER

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

Student ProficiencyMEASURE SUCCESS

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

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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."

Ann Clemmer, Senior Associate Director, Academic Affairs, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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:

Each participating institution names an Institution Liaison to lead the work on campus and to serve as its primary contact for the Passport State Facilitator on matters related to the Institution’s participation in the Interstate Passport Network.Learn More
Map your institution’s student learning outcomes for lower division general education to the Passport Learning Outcomes for congruence. More About Outcomes
An institution’s Passport Block is constructed by faculty compiling learning opportunities that align with the Passport Learning Outcomes just as it would compile the learning opportunities that constitute the institution’s General Education program, academic minor, academic major or any other program at the institution. The essential consideration is that the total of the learning experiences in the Passport Block must address all of the PLOs in the nine knowledge and skills areas. Get Started
Take the necessary steps to participate in the Interstate Passport’s academic progress tracking. Learn More
Fill out the online application which generates a profile for your institution on the Interstate Passport’s website. Log In
Once your institution’s Passport Block has been approved, you will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Agreement that lays out the terms and commitments to which your institution agrees. Download the Memorandum
Sign the amendment to the institution’s Core Services Agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse giving them permission to accept your institution’s Passport data and provide Passport services to your institution.
Contact us today to schedule a call or a campus/state visit to learn more about how the Interstate Passport works and what resources we have to help you join the Network. Contact Us

Membership Cost

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.

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0-2,499 students
$2,500 /year
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2,500-9,999 students
$5,000 /year
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10,000+ students
$7,500 /year