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The Important Role of Academic Advisors

The role of academic advisors is key to communicating information about Interstate Passport consistently and accurately. As a student’s initial contact in their academic career, it is critical for academic advisors to know how Interstate Passport works and how earning a Passport benefits students – both native students who may or may not transfer, and incoming transfer students. 

Students who plan to transfer will have incentive to earn a Passport knowing that it will be accepted as evidence of completing the lower-division general education requirements. Particularly for two-year students, earning a Passport can also serve as a milestone, an achievement on their path to a degree. Likewise, incoming transfer students who arrive with a Passport will benefit by having all of their lower division general education requirements met and not having to repeat or take additional courses. These students can proceed more quickly on their path toward a degree. By providing this advantage the Passport can also serve as an effective recruiting tool for four-year institutions desiring to welcome two-year transfer students​

Useful Resources for Academic Advisors

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