One semester of general education classes, or an entire associate degree before attending a four-year college.
The length of your visit is up to you!
What is the Passport?
Passport – One semester of general education classes
Are you planning to attend a 4-year school but want to start college closer to home? Passport courses may be just what you are looking for! One semester here = one semester at any of our transfer partners!
The Passport is a 16-credit hour community college program in which all courses are transferable and will satisfy a lower-division general education requirement at any public institution of higher education in Virginia.
Passport Course Roster:
Students are recommended to select one course from each Block of courses.
1) Block I: English
- ENG 111 – College Composition I*
2) Block II: Humanities
- ART 101 – History and Appreciation of Art I
- ART 102 – History and Appreciation of Art II
- HIS 111 – History of World Civilization I
- HIS 112 – History of World Civilization II
- HIS 121 – United States History I
- HIS 122 – United States History II
3) Block III: Social Science
- ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
- PLS 135 – American National Politics
- PLS 211 – US Government I (available via Dual Enrollment only)
- PSY 200 – Principles of Psychology
4) Block IV: Lab Science
- BIO 101 – General Biology I
- CHM 101 – Introductory Chemistry I
- CHM 111 – General Chemistry I
5) Block V: Math
A. Quantitative/Statistics Pathway:
- MTH 154 – Quantitative Reasoning**
- MTH 155 – Statistical Reasoning
B. Calculus Pathway:
- MTH 161/162 – PreCalculus I/ PreCalculus II***
- MTH 167 – PreCalculus with Trigonometry***
- MTH 245 – Statistics I
- MTH 261 – Applied Calculus I
- MTH 263/264 – Calculus I/Calculus II
* JMU does not accept ENG 111 toward satisfaction of general education requirements. W&M does not have a college-wide general education composition requirement. ENG 111 will not count toward satisfaction of general education requirements but students will receive generalized credit for the course.
** CNU does not accept MTH 154 toward satisfaction of general education requirements.
*** MTH 161/162 and 167 should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalc. Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.