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BENEFITS OF INTERSTATE PASSPORT® MEMBERSHIP

Issue a Passport that recognizes student achievement, use Passport as a recruiting tool, participate in interstate faculty teams, and receive institution-specific academic progress data through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Simply Transfer

Interstate Passport® is the only nationwide network of accredited, nonprofit, public and private two- and four-year institutions dedicated to the block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on multi-state faculty-developed learning outcomes and proficiency criteria.

Measure Success

Membership in the Interstate Passport Network (Network) is open to all accredited, not-for-profit, two-year and four-year, public and private institutions. Institutions may join individually or as part of a system or state agency. To apply to participate in the Network, each institution must:

1Name an Interstate Passport Liaison

Each participating institution names an Institution Liaison to lead the work on campus and to serve as its primary contact for the Passport State Facilitator on matters related to the Institution’s participation in the Interstate Passport Network.

2Review Learning Outcomes

Review your institution’s student learning outcomes for lower-division general education to determine if they are consistent with the Passport Learning Outcomes and cover a similar range of learning.

3Sign the Memorandum of Agreement

Once your institution has determined that the Passport Learning Outcomes are similar enough and cover the same range of learning as your institution’s general education learning outcomes, you can sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Interstate Passport membership. You will also be asked to sign the amendment to the institution’s Core Services Agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse giving them permission to accept your institution’s Passport data and provide Passport services to your institution.

Each participating institution names an Institution Liaison to lead the work on campus and to serve as its primary contact for the Passport State Facilitator on matters related to the Institution’s participation in the Interstate Passport Network.

Review your institution’s student learning outcomes for lower-division general education to determine if they are consistent with the Passport Learning Outcomes and cover a similar range of learning.

Once your institution has determined that the Passport Learning Outcomes are similar enough and cover the same range of learning as your institution’s general education learning outcomes, you can sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Interstate Passport membership. You will also be asked to sign the amendment to the institution’s Core Services Agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse giving them permission to accept your institution’s Passport data and provide Passport services to your institution.

4Construct a Passport Block

A Passport Block is constructed by faculty compiling learning opportunities that align with the Passport Learning Outcomes just as it would compile the learning opportunities that constitute the institution’s General Education program, academic minor, academic major or any other program at the institution. The essential consideration is that the total of the learning experiences in the Passport Block must cover a similar range and depth of learning across the nine knowledge and skills areas as the PLOs.

5Generate an Interstate Passport Profile

Fill out an application that generates a profile for your institution on the Interstate Passport’s website.

6Set Up Progress Tracking

Take the necessary steps to participate in the Interstate Passport’s academic progress tracking.

A Passport Block is constructed by faculty compiling learning opportunities that align with the Passport Learning Outcomes just as it would compile the learning opportunities that constitute the institution’s General Education program, academic minor, academic major or any other program at the institution. The essential consideration is that the total of the learning experiences in the Passport Block must cover a similar range and depth of learning across the nine knowledge and skills areas as the PLOs.

Fill out an application that generates a profile for your institution on the Interstate Passport’s website.

Take the necessary steps to participate in the Interstate Passport’s academic progress tracking.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Leibrandt

Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives


303.541.0221

sleibrandt@wiche.edu