The State System enrolls more than 85,000 degree-seeking students—with more than 1,000 international students from over 112 countries. Collectively, the State System universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas. 

Our System continuously seeks qualified representatives throughout the world to assist international students interested in studying at one of our many campuses. Agents can choose to represent one or more of our universities

The PASSHE process

The PASSHE ‘Invitation to Qualify’ (ITQ) team vets and approves agencies on behalf of all PASSHE universities. Once approved, individual universities can benefit from and partner with agency partners to offer face-to-face assistance and counseling to prospective students and their families.  Approved agency partners can expect to receive training on admission procedures for the universities with which they partner, which will include a deep understanding of course offerings, on-campus student support services, and other university-specific policies. Representatives will receive thorough training on each university's individual mission and values.  

PASSHE deeply respects and values the services agencies provide to prospective international students.  In exchange for providing these specialized services, each PASSHE university with which an agency contracts will pay a designated commission rate established at the time of approval. Commission eligible international students residing outside of the United States, attend PASSHE universitiy on an F-1 visa, and enroll in either an intensive English or degree-seeking  program. All applicants should note that commission payments have absolutely no impact or bearing on their eligibility for admission. 

PASSHE is committed to partnering with overseas representatives that adhere to AIRC's best practice guidelines listed here.

Applying to become an agent

  • Please respond in Ariba to our PASSHE Invitation to  Qualify process. All required documentation can be found at the bottom of the Ariba listing here​.
  • Should your organization pass initial screening, official notification will be released in Ariba and later contracts will be sent via DocuSign.
  • All training offered will be conducted with each PASSHE universitiy an agency represents. 

Current partnerships by region


South East Asia


Next steps


Agents should expect to hear from our ITQ team within three weeks after complete submission of their materials. Please note that final approval and initiation of contract times can vary for approved partners. For more information on the process, please contact Robert Gross at rgross@passhe.edu.