Interstate Passport for General Education

Mississippi State is a member of the Interstate Passport Network which provides a framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes in nine areas:

  • Foundational Skills: oral communication, written communication, quantitative literacy
  • Knowledge of Concepts: natural sciences, human cultures, creative expression, human society and the individual
  • Crosscutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork/value systems.

Each Network member institution has its own Passport Blockā€”a menu of lower-division general education courses and learning experiences by which a student can earn the Passport. Students who complete our institution's Passport Block with a minimum grade of "C" or its equivalent in each course will be awarded the Passport-General Education. Those students who later transfer with a Passport to another Network-member institution will have their learning recognized; they will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements in the Passport's nine areas.

The Interstate Passport advantage for students is:

  • Advance knowledge that lower-division general education learning in the Interstate Passport's nine areas will be recognized upon transfer to another Network member institution.
  • A streamlined transfer process and a greater likelihood of successful transfer and completion.

For more information about the Interstate Passport, including a list of Network member institutions, see

Last Updated: October 20, 2021