Virginia Passport Transfer Courses
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has coordinated an agreement between Virginia’s Community Colleges and all public four-year colleges and universities in Virginia to guarantee the transfer of 15-16 credits of general education course.
Passport courses satisfy some general education requirements at all public colleges and universities in Virginia, with few exceptions as noted. Students planning to transfer to a public four-year college or university in Virginia should select courses from this list, in addition to consulting with academic advisors at ESCC.
Approved Passport Course Roster
(October 3, 2019)
Select one course from each area of study.
1) Written Communication
ENG 111 - College Composition I
2) Humanities and Fine Arts OR History
ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I
ART 102 - History and Appreciation of Art II
ART 201 - History of Art I
ART 202 - History 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) Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
PLS 135 - American National Politics
PLS 211 - U.S. Government I
PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology
SOC 211 - Principles of Anthropology I
4) Natural Sciences
BIO 101 - General Biology I
CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry I
CHM 111 - General Chemistry I
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
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/PreCalculus. In these cases, Precalculus may not satisfy general education requirements, and students may not receive transfer credit for the courses.
JMU does not accept ENG 111 toward satisfaction of general education requirements.
CNU does not accept MTH 154 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.
Guaranteed Admissions Agreements
Eastern Shore Community College works with baccalaureate degree granting institutions to develop agreements to assist ESCC students in their transfer. The VCCS also negotiates Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAA) with four-year institutions. These agreements guarantee admission to qualified students enrolled in any community college in the VCCS.
GAAs apply only to graduates of the degrees designated in the agreements. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution prior to completing associate degrees must apply through the transfer institution’s competitive admissions process, and transferability of course work will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
To review these agreements, visit VCCS’s website at http://www.vccs.edu/students/transfers/. Additionally, students are advised to consult frequently with advisors or counselors for the most accurate information on transfer.
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