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UCORE: University Common Requirements Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Interstate Passport

Interested in transferring with fewer obstacles while saving time and money and most importantly – your credits? Ask your academic advisor how you can earn an Interstate Passport, which offers: 

  • An early milestone of completion on the way to a credential. 
  • Advance knowledge that lower-division general education learning will be recognized upon transfer to another 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. 

Washington State University 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 Washington State University with a Passport from another Network-member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division UCORE requirements. Earning a 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

*Note that WSU students who complete lower-division UCORE requirements do not automatically earn a Passport. For a list of courses that currently satisfy Passport learning outcomes, please see WSU’s Institutional Profile.   

If you are interested in learning more, contact Clif Stratton