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Be a Partner in
Transfer Students Success

Join the Network of regionally-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.


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.


Interstate Passport® is the only nationwide network of regionally-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.

Student ProficiencyMEASURE SUCCESS

We track Passport students’ academic performance to inform institutions of the academic quality of transfer students’ general education preparation. As a result, member institutions can better serve a nationwide pool of well-prepared transfer students leading to increased rates of retention and completion.

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What Our Members Say

"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

Steps to Becoming a Member

Membership in the Interstate Passport Network (Network) is open to all regionally-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:

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.Learn More
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. A Passport Block is then 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. Learning Outcomes Passport Block
Once your institution’s Passport Block has been approved, you will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that lays out the terms and commitments to which your institution agrees. 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. Download the MOA
Fill out the online application which generates a member profile for your institution on the Interstate Passport’s website. This provides information about your institution and its Passport Block for faculty and students Log In Member Profile Examples
Take the necessary steps to participate in the Interstate Passport’s academic progress tracking. Learn More
Contact us today to schedule a call or a campus/state visit to learn more about how the Interstate Passport works and what resources we have to help you join the Network. Contact Us

Membership Terms

Once institutions have taken the steps to define their Passport Block, they can apply sign up for Passport status leading to membership in the Interstate Passport® Network.

Becoming a member requires that institutions agree to all of the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), which has a five-year renewable term for institutions in good standing. Participating institutions, systems, and states agree to define each institution’s Passport Block and, through its registrar, to award the Passport to students who achieve it, notate the Passport on the student record, recognize incoming Passport students as having met their lower-division general education requirements, and participate in the academic progress tracking process.

Membership fees are calculated for each five-year membership term based on the number of full-time equivalent students at the respective institution according to IPEDS data for the last reported academic year. Institutions paying for the full five-year term at once receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost. System-wide contracts receive a 10 percent discount on the total cost for all institutions in the system when making a single payment. If the system joins and pays for the full five-year term, it will receive a 20 percent discount on the total full cost for all institutions in the system. Currently, we are running a promotion allowing the first 100 institutions to join for free for a five-year term.

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0-2,499 students
$2,500 /year
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2,500-9,999 students
$5,000 /year
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10,000+ students
$7,500 /year