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Ivy Tech requires you to meet with an academic advisor prior to registration.  This can be done in person or remotely. 

Please Note: You will need to enter a PIN in order to register. 


1.  Why is Required Advising helpful?

At Ivy Tech, we want to help students stay on track to complete their academic goals! An academic completion plan lays out your courses semester by semester through degree completion. Creating your plan with an academic advisor will help you review remaining degree requirements and determine which classes to take and when to take them, which can save you time and money.

2. What are PINS?

A six digit code that you will use to register for classes.
Please Note: Going forward, you will not be able to register for classes if you do not have a PIN.

3. When is my PIN available?

Watch your email in order to know when your PIN is available. 

4. How do I get my PIN?

If you are in good standing (both academically and in good SAP standing) and have an up to date Academic Completion Plan through your final semester, you must FIRST contact your advisor to get a PIN.

If you do not fulfill these requirements, you will need to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor for assistance with registration.

5. I forgot my PIN where can I find it?

Don't worry! You can always find it listed in the top right section of your Ivy Advising Dashboard.

To access your Ivy Advising Dashboard you will need to login into Ivy Advising through MyIvy, click Schedule an Appointment, and, as shown below, click "Dashboard" in the upper left menu.


From the main menu, click on “Dashboard”








Dashboard Notifications Tile

The notifications tile displays all open tracking items. Notifications are ordered by due date. Any notifications without due dates display last and are ordered by creation date. If a student has a critical flag, the notification displays with a red bar and a Critical Flag label in red text.