Interstate Passport Gives College Students the Means to Navigate Transfer Requirements
By Eliana Osborn | July 20, 2016
Well-articulated transfer agreements are a benefit to students as well as schools. Within a state, there may be clarity about transfer requirements and what classes and credits translate from community colleges to public universities. But when transfers cross state lines, all bets are off. That’s where a collaboration of seven western states could make all the difference with a “passport” that can bridge the gap.
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New ‘Interstate Passport’ Aims to Ease College Transfer Process
EdSurge | Jul 7, 2016
AN EU FOR COLLEGE CREDIT? Colleges and universities nationwide can now take advantage of a tool that makes it easier for students to transfer across state lines without losing credits. For the past five years, academic leaders working with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) have been working on an “Interstate Passport.” The goal of the project? Improve graduation rates by “eliminating transfer students’ unnecessary repetition of learning previously achieved.” Transfer students make up over a third of U.S. college students, and 24 percent of them transfer across state lines.
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'Passport' for Transfer
By Paul Fain | July 5th, 2016
New interstate network seeks to help students transfer across state lines without losing credits, but also defers to faculty members at each college about how to measure learning.
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California is looking back on six years of a state initiative as the Interstate Passport launches
By Tara García Mathewson | March 29, 2016
While the vast majority of community college students enroll with plans to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree, only one in 10 actually do so within six years. Fixing the leaky transfer pipeline has become a major concern of state higher education systems, the federal government and a number of foundations in recent years.
In-State and Interstate Initiatives Aim to Improve Transfer Pathways