In its second academic year (2017-18) of implementation, 11,034 students were awarded Passports based on data submitted by 14 participating institutions to the National Student Clearinghouse. Additional institutions are still expected to report. For now, this brings the total number of Passports officially awarded to 23,631 after two years of full implementation.
Institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network award Passports to students who demonstrate proficiency in the Passport Learning Outcomes through lower-division general education courses and learning experiences they offer. Earning a Passport signifies that a student has met the institution’s general education requirements and is recorded on the student’s transcript. When transfer students with Passports are admitted to other Network member institutions, their lower-division general education coursework transfers as a completed block. This simplifies the transfer process and eliminates the unnecessary repetition of learning already achieved, saving students time and money.