Academic Passport is an agreement between Pennsylvania Community Colleges and the State System of Higher Education (SSHE). It allows community college students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree with a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be accepted to a SSHE university. It also guarantees the acceptance of up to 60 credits to be applied towards a Baccalaureate degree entitling a student to junior status. The first 45 credits will be used as general education requirements with the additional 15 credits applied to major requirements or electives. Although this agreement allows students to be accepted at the 14 SSHE universities it does not guarantee acceptance to selective admission or enrollment capped programs. Other criteria will be used for these programs.

Programs eligible for Academic Passport at NCC are: Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Education, Engineering, Fine Art, General Studies, Individual Transfer Studies, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Math/Physics, Social Work, Sport Management, and Theatre.

Universities in the PA State System of Higher Education are:

  • Bloomsburg University of PA
  • California University of PA
  • Cheyney University of PA
  • Clarion University of PA
  • East Stroudsburg University of PA
  • Edinboro University of PA
  • Indiana University of PA
  • Kutztown University of PA
  • Lock Haven University of PA
  • Mansfield University of PA
  • Millersville University of PA
  • Shippensburg University of PA
  • Slippery Rock University of PA
  • West Chester University of PA