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IvyAccelerate is for busy adults who want to earn their college credentials on time. Classes are held just two nights per week with the flexibility to attend virtually or in-person. Graduates of the program earn a certificate in one year or associate degree in two years, with the option to enter the workforce and/or continue their education. As an added benefit, eligible students can earn a free certificate through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant. Ivy Tech certificates count toward associate degrees!

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Applying to IvyAccelerate happens in just three steps:

  1. Fill out this short Interest Form as soon as possible. Our staff will contact you to get started or answer questions.
  2. Fill out an application to IvyAccelerate.
  3. Ask someone if they would be willing to recommend you. It could be an employer, co-worker, instructor, or anyone else who knows you as a worker and/or student. They can submit the recommendation directly to: bloomington-ivyaccelerate@ivytech.edu.


IvyAccelerate is a selective program for serious students that will enjoy the benefits of having a program mentor and a cohort-style education. A cohort is made up of students who are studying the same major. Classmates will remain with their cohort throughout the program. IvyAccelerate mentors help students map out a clear pathway to graduation, and group meetings and activities are held just one Saturday per month. 


Jennifer Rusk, Bloomington IvyAccelerate Director
jrusk5@ivytech.edu   |   (812) 330-6366
or bloomington-ivyaccelerate@ivytech.edu