A Revolution in College Transfer

Interstate Passport

Interstate Passport

Interstate Passport® (2011-2023) is a national program that enables seamless block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on an agreed upon set of learning outcomes rather than on specific courses and credits.

Members of the Interstate Passport Network are institutionally accredited, nonprofit, public and private two- and four-year institutions. Students who earn a Passport and transfer to another Network member institution will have met all or nearly all of the receiving institution’s lower-division general education requirements.

Interstate Passport is based on four guiding principles: student focused; faculty driven; institutional autonomy; and quality assurance.


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What People Say

Peter Quigley Associate Vice President for Academic AffairsJose Fierro Cerritos CollegeAnn Clemmer

“These are not my students, nor your students, but our students. Together we can fix transfer.”

Peter Quigley

“The process of developing the learning outcomes in each knowledge and skill area—something that was done by faculty from institutions in multiple Western states —is truly an integral part of the Interstate Passport itself. We were very concerned with ensuring academic rigor throughout, and put a significant amount of energy and enthusiasm into the work.”

L. Lynn Vidler, Professor and Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

“The Interstate Passport program’s streamlined transfer process will allow our students to complete their education faster with less debt, and lower foregone earnings from unduplicated learning. It will increase successful transfer and completion for our students.”

Jose Fierro, President/Superintendent , Cerritos College, California

“Interstate Passport serves students. It is that simple. 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