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Guidance on the Evaluation of Transfer Credit from Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Impacted Terms

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series May 2020

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) has posted information on its website for colleges and universities on what to consider and how to implement changes in policies and practices affected by COVID-19. Institutions are urged to consider long-term implications of any changes made now. Overall guidance suggests the following: Adapt policies […]

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The University of Hawaiʻi System joins the Interstate Passport Network

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series May 2020

The University of Hawaiʻi System becomes the third higher education system to join the Interstate Passport Network. Joining Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu in the Network are eight additional institutions: Hawaiʻi Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College, Maui College, University of Hawaiʻi Hilo, University of Hawaiʻi at […]

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Student Transfer in the Aftermath of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Pathways Executive Director for the American Association of Community Colleges

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series May 2020

In late March, Dr. Peter Quigley, former co-chair of the Passport Review Board had an in-depth conversation with Dr. Gretchen Schmidt, Pathways Executive Director for the American Association of Community Colleges. They discussed student transfer and the Interstate Passport in general and how student transfer and mobility are going to be even more important in […]

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The Impact of Interstate Passport on general education reform

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series May 2020

Melanie Young serves as the Chair of the School of Arts and Humanities at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming and also teaches English. She has led an overhaul of general education at two Wyoming community colleges but is most proud of her work at Laramie County Community College, ensuring that all students who complete […]

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The impact of COVID-19 on transfer students

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series May 2020

Pass/fail grades may help students during the COVID-19 crisis, but could cost them later JON MARCUS, The Hechinger Report, Aired on PBS New Hour, Apr 7, 2020 6:02 PM EDT As with everything else in Americans’ day-to-day lives, the COVID-19 pandemic may significantly affect the transferability of academic credits when students transfer to new institution. […]

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Reporting Academic Progress Tracking Data to the National Student Clearinghouse

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series May 2020

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Interstate Passport Network members officially reported to the National Student Clearinghouse that 12,786 students were awarded Passports. Students earn a Passport when they have earned a minimum grade of a C or its equivalent in Passport Block courses. Deadlines for reporting Passport Completion and Academic Progress Tracking files for the […]