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.
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.
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."
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:
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.