Developed through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the Interstate Passport® is a national program facilitating block transfer of completed lower-division general education based on student learning outcomes, rather than on specific courses and credits. Students who transfer with an Interstate Passport to another member institution are recognized as having completed all lower-division general education requirements prior to transfer, regardless of course titles and credits. All ten University of Hawaiʼi campuses, including the flagship campus of UH Mānoa, are proud members of the Interstate Passport network! Here are links to our institutional profile and approved passport block, which describes how a passport lines up with our core Gen Ed requirements.
Are you interested in transferring into or out of UH Mānoa with fewer obstacles while saving time and money and most importantly – your credits? Ask your advisor about how you can earn an Interstate Passport, which offers:
- An early milestone of completion on the way to a degree
- Advance knowledge that lower-division general education learning will be recognized upon transfer to another Interstate Passport network-member institution
- The potential for faster time to degree, lower cost, less debt, and lower foregone earnings from unduplicated learning
- A streamlined transfer process and a greater likelihood of successful transfer and completion
UH Mānoa participates in the Interstate Passport Network, a network of regionally-accredited institutions that agree to transfer completed general education requirements as a block in a seamless and efficient process among its members. Students who transfer into UH Mānoa with a Passport from another network-member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements. Earning an Interstate Passport recognizes that a student has achieved learning outcomes in the following nine knowledge and skill areas, which all Network member institutions agree are consistent with their own general education learning outcomes:
Foundational Skills: oral communication, written communication, quantitative literacy
Knowledge of Concepts: natural sciences, human cultures, creative expression, human society and the individual
Cross-cutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork/value systems.
If you are interested in learning more, contact Shannon Johnson, UH Mānoa’s Interstate Passport advisor.