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Interstate Passport

College of Eastern Idaho 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. The Interstate Passport® program is designed to simplify out-of-state transfer of general education. Students who transfer with a Passport to another Network member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements.

Earning a Passport recognizes that a student has achieved learning outcomes in the below 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, & teamwork/value systems

To qualify for the Passport program at CEI, a student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 36 credits of the general education requirements
  • Earn a C or better in those courses

CEI General Education Requirements

Idaho GEM Area


Interstate Passport Knowledge/Skill Area

GEM 1 - Written Communication


Written Communication; Critical Thinking

GEM 2 - Oral Communication


Oral Communication

GEM 3 - Mathematical Ways of Knowing


Quantitative Literacy

GEM 4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing


Natural Sciences; Teamwork and Value Systems

GEM 5 - Ways of Knowing


Creative Expression

GEM 6 - Ways of Knowing


Human Cultures; Human Society and the Individual

GEM Electives


Varies by course

At the end of each term, the Registrar’s Office will automatically review all students who are currently housed under the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program.  Students will first be reviewed to see if they qualify to be Core Complete (GEN.CC), then they will be reviewed for  Interstate Passport, (IP.CC). After each process those who qualify for GEN.CC and IP.CC will be notified via CEI email. The students’ academic record will reflect the completion and will be stamped on transcripts. Interstate Passport receiving institutions may require students who transfer with a Passport to complete other lower-division general education courses in cases where those courses are prerequisites for entry into or continuation in a particular program of study, are specific graduation requirements, or required by statue.

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