Interstate Passport News
This recent article in Inside Higher Ed makes the case that community colleges provide workforce training and a pathway to baccalaureate degrees, and both of these objectives are needed in today's America. Community colleges provide access to higher education to millions of students that otherwise may not have it, and the essential component of that access is transfer.
Student now earn Passports enabling seamless transfer across state lines
March 16, 2018, Boulder, CO – Thousands of students at North Idaho College (NIC) in Coeur d’Alene are in line for a big benefit that didn’t exist when they first enrolled – a Passport allowing them to seamlessly transfer to any campus to which they are accepted in a growing nationwide network of schools.
The Interstate Passport program requires students to earn a C or equivalent in all Passport Block courses in order to be awarded a Passport. It turns out that’s a good idea not just for students academically, but also for institution transfer rates. A recent article in Inside Higher Ed reports how faculty and advisors at Stanly Community College in Albermarle, North Carolina recognized that students who received grades lower than C were not succeeding in higher education.