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Thinking of a Gen Ed Transfer certificate? Take advantage of reverse transfer at Ivy Tech and be awarded an associate degree
From raises and promotions, to a credential on your resume, there are many benefits to having an associate degree. Even if you start at Ivy Tech and transfer to a four-year for your bachelor’s, you may be eligible to transfer your credits back to Ivy Tech and receive an associate degree – for no additional cost. Learn more at IvyTech.edu/ReverseTransfer

Ivy Tech Community College's Gen Ed Transfer, also known as the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), is incorporated into all transfer curriculums unless program accreditation requirements dictate a different selection of courses. The Gen Ed Transfer requirements are designed to prepare students for successful transfer to the baccalaureate-degree granting institution of their choice.

The Gen Ed Transfer certificate was developed around Association of American Colleges and Universities' LEAP (Liberal Education and America's Promise) Essential Learning Outcomes and supports all eight General Education Outcomes developed and approved by the Ivy Tech faculty. With few exceptions, courses are selected from Indiana's Core Transfer Library.

Students who complete the Gen Ed Transfer requirements will have met the requirements for the STGEC Certificate and will have this noted on their transcript. Although the college has adopted a single transfer general education core, students choose to complete one of two pathways, depending upon selected major: the traditional STGEC or the STEM or calculus-based pathway for majors requiring a strong science and mathematics foundation. The differences in course requirements and selections are noted below.

The College's General Education Outcomes include:
  1. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking
  2. Recognize and understand cultural and individual differences, in terms of both contemporary and historical perspectives
  3. Recognize and understand social, civic, and environmental responsibilities relative to our society
  4. Apply basic scientific concepts in a variety of settings
  5. Exhibit quantitative literacy
  6. Communicate effectively in written and oral forms
  7. Apply ethical reasoning
  8. Demonstrate the acquisition and use of information

You can view the current core requirements or the core requirements for academic years prior to 2013-2014.