Interstate Passport: Streamlining Transfer for Increased Student Success
According to the National Student Clearinghouse, approximately 37 percent of today’s students transfer at least once, and 24 percent of those students transfer to another state. Too often transfer students lose credits, have to repeat or take additional general education courses, and thus spend additional time and money to complete their degrees, or don’t complete a degree at all – challenges that are even more acute for low-income students, underrepresented students, military students, in particular due to the challenges Covid-19.
On February 18th at 1 pm MT, NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is hosting a free, live briefing with noted experts (including WICHE’s own Anna Galas; Sherry Simkins of North Idaho College; and Michael Torrens of Utah State University) featuring Interstate Passport, a transformative program that makes transfer more affordable and efficient for students.
A national approach, Interstate Passport enables block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on agreed upon student learning outcomes. Although general education courses and credits vary widely among institutions, there is a high level of agreement about the expected student learning outcomes of a general education program of studies. Students who earn a Passport at one Interstate Passport Network member institution are recognized as having completed all lower-division general education requirements at any other Network institution, eliminating the need for course-by-course articulation of those courses after transfer.Register here