Help Fix Transfer for
Students Nationwide

If ever there were a time to streamline transfer, this is it. In the next year and beyond, thousands of students are expected to transfer or to stop, or drop out, as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on higher education and the economy. Many will be crossing state lines. They need our help and they need it now.

Join Us

“We call on you our higher education colleagues to join us to make transfer a more seamless experience for students.”

The members and supporters of Interstate Passport Network

Express your interest today, and we’ll be in touch to answer your questions about membership.

Call to Action Task Force

Sam Gingerich (Co-chair)
Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Francisco Rodriguez (Co-chair)
Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District

R. Joel Farrell
Chief, Institutional Analytics
Air University

Debora Halbert
Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Policy, University of Hawai’i System

Dianne Harrison
President, California State University, Northridge

Adena W. Loston
President, St. Philip’s College, Texas

George Mehaffy
Senior Advisor, Sova Solutions

Diana Natalicio
President Emerita, University of Texas at El Paso

Laurie Nichols
President, Black Hills State University

Paul Turman
Chancellor, Nebraska State College System

Belle Wheelan
President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

David Woolstenhulme*
Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education

Supporters

Representatives of Interstate Passport Network member institutions, non-member institutions, and regional and national higher education organizations and associations.

Javaune Adams-Gaston
President, Norfolk State University (VA)

William Aiken
Interim President, Southeastern Community College (NC)

Anne Alexander
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Wyoming

Ivan Allen
President, Central Technical College

Jon Anderson
Provost, Southern Utah University

Tina Anderson
President, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (GA)

Seher Awan
President, Los Angeles Southwest College

Jack Bagwell
President, College of The Albemarle (NC)

Lezli Baskerville
President and CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

Susan Beck#
Professor and Head of Library Access Services, New Mexico State University

Irma Becerra
President, Marymount University (VA)

Ray Belton
President-Chancellor, Southern University System (LA)

Neeli Bendapudi
President, University of Louisville

Jonathan Bodrero+
Associate Professor, Snow College (UT)

Rick Brewer
President and CEO, Louisiana College

L. Ray Brooks
President, Piedmont Technical College

J. Noah Brown
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

Kari Brown-Herbst#
Interim, Vice President Academic Affairs, Laramie County Community College (WY)

Eric Bruntmyer
President, Hardin-Simmons University (TX)

Lita Burns
Vice President for Instruction, North Idaho College

Larry Calhoun
President, Southeastern Technical College (GA)

William Campion
President, Range College (TX)

Glen Cannon
President, Gwinnett Technical College (GA)

John Capps
President, Central Virginia Community College

Karen Carey
Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Alaska Southeast

Jonathan Carrier+
Interim Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Laramie County Community College (WY)

Blair Carruth#
Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education

Katrina Carter-Tellison
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Lynn University (FL)

Robert Caslen
President, University of South Carolina

Russ Chavez^
Director for Veterans Affairs, South Dakota State University

Donald Christian
President, South Concordia University Texas

Larry Cockrum
President, University of the Cumberlands (KY)

Bryan Coker
President, Maryville College (TN)

Paul Coreil
Chancellor, Louisiana State University Alexandria

Debbie Cottrell
President, Texas Lutheran University

Sharon Cox+
Associate Professor of Accounting, Central Connecticut State University

Joseph Curtin
Associate Provost, Institutional Research & Effectiveness, University of Houston

Walter Dalton
President, Isothermal Community College (NC)

Andrea Daniel
President, Athens Technical College (GA)

Doug Darling
President, Lake Region State College (ND)

Glenn Deibert
President, Coastal Pines Technical College (GA)

Paulette Dillard
President and CEO, Shaw University (NC)

Paul Disney#+
Instructor of Business Economics, Western Oregon University

Timothy M. Downs
President, Northern State University (SD)

Evan Duff
President, North Carolina Wesleyan College

Barry H. Dunn
President, South Dakota State University

Lori Durden
President, Ogeechee Technical College (GA)

Susan Elkins
Chancellor, University of South Carolina Palmetto College

W. Franklin Evans
President, Voorhees College (SC)

Dwight Fennell
President, Texas College

Larry Ferguson
President, Ashland Community and Technical College (KY)

Jane Fernandes
President, Guilford College (NC)

Carine Feyten
Chancellor and President, Texas Women’s University

Fernando Figuero
President & CEO, Gateway Community and Technical College (KY)

Antonio Flores
President and CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Tony Flores^
Director, Veterans Resource Office, Utah State University

Tony Floyd
President, Mars Hill University (NC)

Marilyn Fore
President, Horry-Georgetown Technical College (SC)

Rex Fuller
President, Western Oregon University

Mary Gallagher
President, Los Angeles City College

Algie Gatewood
President, Alamance Community College (NC)

Sheila Gestring
President, University of South Dakota

Rufus Glasper
President and CEO, The League for Innovation in the Community College

Jim Glass
President, Southern Regional Technical College (GA)

Kathy Golden
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mississippi Valley State University

James Goodman#+~
Dean, Arts & Sciences, Leeward Community College (HI)

Nancy Gray
Interim President, Hollins University (VA)

Barry Gribbons
President, Los Angeles Valley College

José-Marie Griffiths
President, Dakota State University (SD)

Tim  Gross
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Life University (GA)

Melissa Guerro
Director of Institutional Research, St. Philip’s College (TX)

Jonathan Gueverra
President / CEO, The College of the Flordia Keys

Les  Guice
President, Louisiana Tech University

Janet Gullickson
President, Germanna Community College (VA)

Ty Handy
President, Jefferson Community and Technical College (KY)

Marcia  Hawkins
President, Union College (KY)

Eurmon Hervey
Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Southern University at New Orleans

Thomas Heubner
President, Meridian Community College (MS)

Michel Hillman#
Former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Dakota University System

T. Hamptom Hopkins
President, Carolinas College of the Health Sciences (NC)

Erica Harden
President, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (GA)

Sheila Hill
Interim President, Augusta Technical College (GA)

Tavarez Holston
President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GA)

Rev Larry Hostetter
President, Brescia University (KY)

Lew Hunnicut
President, Nash Community College (NC)

Jason Hurst
President, Cleveland Community College (NC)

Kent Ingle
President, Southeastern University (FL)

Mark Ivester
President, North Georgia Technical College (GA)

Jimmy Jenkins
President, Livingstone College (NC)

Melanie Jenkins~
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Snow College (UT)

DeAnn Johnson^
Advisor for Completion and Transferability, Advising Services, North Idaho College

Patricia Jones*
CEO, Women’s Leadership Institute and member of the Utah Board of Regents

Sandra Jordan
Chancellor, University of South Carolina Aiken

Arthur Kaiser
Chancellor, Keiser University (FL)

Larry Keen
President, Fayetteville Technical College (NC)

Cynthia Kelley
President/CEO, Madisonville Community College (KY)

Kenneth Kitts
President, University of North Alabama

Dan Kline#
Professor of English, Director of General Education, University of Alaska Anchorage

Thomas Krabacher#+
Professor of Geography, California State University, Sacramento

Kevin Kruger
President, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Michael LaCourse
Provost & VP Academic Affairs, Dixie State University (UT)

David Lassner*
President, University of Hawai’i

Carol Mon Lee*
Attorney, Retired Associate Dean, University of Hawai’i Richardson School of Law

Otto Lee
President, Los Angeles Harbor College

Joelle Lien#
System Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Dakota Board of Regents

James M. Limbaugh
President, West Los Angeles College

Jennifer Lindon
President and CEO, Hazard Community and Technical College (KY)

Harvey Link
Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Dakota State College of Science

Thomas LoBasso
President, Daytona State College (FL)

Cheryl D. Lovell
President, Adams State University (CO)

Kathy Love
President, Savannah Technical College (GA)

Lynn Lundquist#
Registrar, Concordia University, St. Paul

Rick MacLennan
President, North Idaho College

Harold Martin
Chancellor, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Barbara McMillin
President, Blue Mountain College (MS)

Lily McNair
President, Tuskegee University (AL)

Juan Mejia
President, Tyler Junior College

Beverly Meinzer#^~
Instructor, Chemistry & Physical Science, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

Diane Melby
President, Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)

Demarée Michelau
President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

LaDawn Miera^
Assistant Registrar, Salt Lake Community College

Keith Miller
President, Greenville Technical College (SC)

Pamela Miller
Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration, University of Mobile (AL)

Ann Millner*
Senator, Utah State Legislature; Former President, Weber State University (UT)

Steven Mintz
Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin

Ted Mitchell
President, American Council on Education (ACE)

Jeffrey  Moniz
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Hawai’i West O’ahu

Alexis Montevirgen
President, Los Angeles Pierce College

Rolando Montoya
Interim President, Miami Dade College (FL)

Phil Neal
President & CEO, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

Brandi Nelson#
Director, Academic Affairs, Lake Region State College, ND

Ronald Newcomb
President, Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)

John Nicklow
President, University of New Orleans

Marc Nigliazzo
President, Texas A&M University – Central Texas

Brian Noland
President, East Tennessee State University

Anthony Parker
President, Albany Technical College (GA)

Ava Parker
President, Palm Beach State College (FL)

Carol Parker
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, New Mexico State University

Darrell Parker
President, Limestone University (SC)

Juston Pate
President / CEO, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (KY)

Monte E. Perez
President, Los Angeles Mission College

Ray Perren
President, Lanier Technical College (GA)

Zach Perrine
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville

Jay  Perry
System Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Dakota Board of Regents

Kirk Peterson
President, Chowan University (NC)

Michael Phillips+
Associate Professor, Western Oregon University

John Pierre
Chancellor, Southern University Law Center (LA)

Karan Pittman
Academic Dean, Andrew College (GA)

Heidi Popham
President, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GA)

Craig Pouncey
President, Coastal Alabama Community College

Gregory Powell
President, Panola College (TX)

Jacqueline Gill Powell
President, Danville Community College (VA)

Anupma Prakash
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Andrew Premolar
Director of SACSCOC Reporting, Lamar State College – Orange (TX)

Andrew Preslar
Director of SACSCOC Reporting, Lamar State College – Orange (TX)

Thomas (Les)  Purce*
President Emeritus, The Evergreen College (WA)

Peter Quigley#
Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Scott Ralls
President, Wake Tech Community College (NC)

James (Jim) Rankin
President, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Anton Reece
President, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Shirley Reed
President, South Texas College

Ronald Rhames
President, Midlands Technical College (SC)

J. Roberto Rodriguez
President, Texas Southmost College

T.J. Rosendich
President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Sports Academy (AL)

Jim Ross
President, Pamlico Community College (NC)

M. David Rudd
President, The University of Memphis

Scott Rule
President, West Georgia Technical College

Denise Runge
Dean, Community & Technical College, University of Alaska Anchorage

Clifton Sanders
Provost for Academic Affairs, Salt Lake Community College

Victoria Seals
President, Atlanta Technical College (GA)

Ervin Seamster
President, Southwestern Christian College (TX)

James Shaeffer
President, Eastern Shore Community College (VA)

Leila Shimokawa
Director of Communications, University of Hawai’i West Oahu

Sherry Simkins#~
Division Chair, Communication and Fine Arts, Professor of Communication, North Idaho College

Yolanda Watson Spiva
President, Complete College America (CCA)

Leroy Staggers
President, Morris College (SC)

Sheila Stearns*
Past President, University of Montana

Devin Stephenson
President, Northwest Florida State College

Kristine Strickland
Chancellor, Fletcher Technical Community College (LA)

Kristin Summers
Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Accreditation, North Florida College (FL)

Debbie Sydow
President, Richard Bland College (VA)

Joe Thiel#
Director of Academic Policy & Research, Montana University System, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Alvetta Thomas
President, Southern Crescent Technical College (GA)

Mary Thornley
President, Trident Technical College (SC)

Walt Tobin
President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (SC)

Martha Ann Todd
President, Columbus Technical College (GA)

Michael Torrence
President, Motlow State Community College (TN)

Gerald Turner
President, Southern Methodist University (TX)

Katrina VanderWoude
President, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

F. Wayne Vaught
Provost & VP Academic Affairs, Weber State University (UT)

Lynn Vidler+
Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Rebekah Villafana+
Associate Adjunct Instructor, Sociology, College of the Canyons (CA)

Cynthia Warrick
President, Stillman College (AL)

John Watford
President, South Georgia Technical College (GA)

Evans Whitaker
President, Anderson University (SC)

Keith Whitfield
Vice President Academic Administration, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminar (NC)

Frederick Whitt
President, Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)

D. Newell Williams
President, Brite Divinity School (TX)

Scott Williams
President, Owensboro Community and Technical College (KY)

Rob Winningham
Provost, Western Oregon University

Meredith Woo
President, Sweet Briar College (VA)

Tommy Wright
President, Southwest Virginia Community College

Alyssa Young
President, Hopkinsville Community College

Sherry Zylka
President / CEO, Big Sandy Community and Technical College (KY)

* WICHE Commissioner | # Passport Review Board | + Interstate Faculty Team Chair | ^ Passport Advisory Committee Chair | ~ Passport Institution Liaison
Names in green are association and organizational supporters.

What People are Saying About Interstate Passport

  • Interstate Passport is an innovative contribution to the development of America’s 21st-century workforce. Individual transfer students and families benefit as they spend less time and less money completing their education when they do not repeat learning already achieved. Society benefits as more individuals gain the critical skills needed to drive the economy forward. It’s a win-win for everyone.

    Lynn Vidler
    Lynn Vidler Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • One of the great strengths of the Interstate Passport is that, from the very beginning, it has been faculty driven.  Faculty teams developed the Passport Learning Outcomes and faculty at participating institutions develop their Passport Blocks.  Ideally, the Passport Block is a reflection of their own general education curriculum.

    Thomas Krabacher
    Thomas Krabacher Professor of Geography, California State University, Sacramento
  • Students are often surprised to learn that they will most likely lose some of their credits upon transfer to another institution—to them that is wasted time and money. Interstate Passport solves this problem by inviting them into a collaborative network that protects student achievement and sets them on a solid path for success. As one student told me, “If I had the choice to go to a college that accepted all my credits and one that didn’t, why wouldn’t I go to one that took all my credits?"  

    James Goodman
    James Goodman Dean, Arts & Sciences, Leeward Community College (HI)
  • COVID-19 exacerbates the inequities and shines a bright light on health and economic disparities for the most vulnerable student populations, who were already under-resourced before the pandemic. The time to fix transfer is now.

    Francisco Rodriguez
    Francisco Rodriguez Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • The Interstate Passport system is a truly novel approach to transfer of general education credits.  It focuses on learning outcomes, not courses, and in so doing reminds us all of the real value of general education.

    George Mehaffy
    George Mehaffy Senior Advisor, Sova Solutions
  • The Interstate Passport program builds on Utah's systemwide work and expands opportunities for students by enabling them to broaden their higher education career and experiences within the Interstate Passport Network, while saving time and money.

    David Woolstenhulme
    David Woolstenhulme Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
  • As we assess the investment value of higher education, we must consider our current practices that have become normalized and for our transferring students a harsh reality when they discover that their courses do not transfer. This causes an added financial investment and lengthens the tenure towards degree attainment.  A national agenda for change is an imperative and Interstate Passport provides a way forward in valuing our students’ commitment to higher education.

    Adena Williams Loston
    Adena Williams Loston President, St. Philip’s College, Texas
  • Interstate Passport is a transparent way to facilitate the transfer of courses, minimizing loss of credits, extended time to degree, and ultimately, financial loss.  At the same time, it cuts down on laborious transfer evaluation work, typically conducted in Registrar offices.   It is a win-win proposition!

    Laurie Nichols
    Laurie Nichols President, Black Hills State University
  • The portability of credits from one institution to another is vital to student progress and graduation, especially for General Education requirements. Interstate Passport provides a vehicle to (1) minimize students repeating similar courses across institutions--and paying for the same requirement again, and (2) facilitate shared General Education competencies across institutions of higher education.

    R. Joel Farrell II
    R. Joel Farrell II Chief, Institutional Analytics, Air University
  • Although several states have pushed aggressively to ensure intrastate transfer of the general education curriculum, barriers continue to exist for students transferring across state lines.  As we look toward the future, expansion is critical to meet Interstate Passport's goals and ultimately serve those who are adversely impacted by the current course equivalency review processes that have been the coin of the realm for far too long.

    Paul Turman
    Paul Turman Chancellor, Nebraska State College System
  • I support the Interstate Passport because it is faculty led and student focused.  Now more than ever, we need to support students who transfer and set the conditions for them to succeed with minimal loss of credits and time to graduation.

    Paul Disney
    Paul Disney Instructor of Business/Economics, Western Oregon University
  • Interstate Passport flips the traditional transfer paradigm, making the sending institution responsible for ensuring what a student knows and can do rather than the receiving institution making that determination. Interstate Passport is a proven model that benefits students by streamlining the transfer process.

    Sam Gingerich
    Sam Gingerich Former Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor at University of Alaska Anchorage
  • As a faculty member, I believe it is unnecessary for students to repeat similar general education coursework when they transfer between institutions. I support the Interstate Passport as a meaningful way to save students time and money after transfer.

    Jonathan Carrier
    Jonathan Carrier Interim Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Laramie County Community College (WY) 
  • It's critical to achieve equity in academics for our students of color and for our student populations who are first-generation, low-income, and/or Veterans. Across the board, Interstate Passport demands high expectations, with support mechanisms, so that students not only successfully transfer, but are better prepared to advance in their studies.

    Rebekah Villafaña
    Rebekah Villafaña Associate Adjunct Instructor, College of the Canyons
  • The transfer of academic credit has been a stumbling block for students for many years.  The Interstate Passport, based on the evaluation of competencies rather than courses, is a wonderful way for colleges across the country to feel confident that students have actually mastered the skills they need to be successful

    Belle Wheelan
    Belle Wheelan President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Interstate Passport is designed to support students’ successful transfer through a competency-based framework that defines expected learning outcomes. Membership in the Interstate Passport Network identifies those institutions that honor the achievement of learning when a student transfers.

    Kari Brown-Herbst
    Kari Brown-Herbst Interim, Vice President Academic Affairs, Laramie County Community College (WY)
  • Teaching at a two-year college, the ability to transfer earned credits is important to me and my students. Interstate Passport allows students to learn a core set of competencies (based on faculty input) and transfer them, without loss of credit, to another Network member institution.  This saves students time and money and can increase completion rates

    Jonathan Bodrero
    Jonathan Bodrero Associate Professor, Snow College (UT)
  • Interstate Passport provides the simplest, most efficient, and seamless transfer route available to students, whether they’re transferring across town or across the country. It gives students choice and control over their own education.

    Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips Associate Professor, Western Oregon University
  • Joining the Interstate Passport as a system will benefit students transferring between UH campuses. However, the biggest benefit will be for students returning to Hawaii after studying on the mainland. The Interstate Passport will allow us to make their transfer experience far better and ensure that their general education courses are counted.

    Debora Halbert
    Debora Halbert Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Policy, University of Hawai‘i System

Information About Interstate Passport and Transfer

DOWNLOAD THE CALL TO ACTION
Recently, campuses have sent most students home, transitioned courses to online, changed grading and financial aid policies and so much more. It’s imperative that we also streamline transfer as the accompanying statistics and so many recent articles in the higher education press point out.
TRANSFER RESEARCH AND REPORTS
Browse our extensive library of reports, handbooks, and internal and external research about transfer. Includes an interactive map of state-by-state transfer data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
BECOME A MEMBER
Join the Network of 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.
THE CREATION OF INTERSTATE PASSPORT
In July of 2010 higher education leaders suggested that a new transfer framework was needed — one that focused on learning outcomes, rather than contact hours.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROFICIENCY CRITERIA
Developed by faculty from institutions in multiple states. Learn more about the 63 learning outcomes included in the foundational skills, knowledge of concepts, and crosscutting skills categories that make up the Interstate Passport.
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A robust data collection and tracking system designed by registrars and institutional researchers measures the academic progress of Interstate Passport students for at least two terms after transfer.