BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech alumna Jordan Grant transferred to Indiana University Bloomington to study speech and hearing sciences, after completing Ivy Tech’s associate accelerated program (ASAP). The program allows students to earn an associate degree in as little as 11 months. Grant transferred her general studies credits from Ivy Tech and has now been a student at IU for one year.
Grant enrolled at Ivy Tech immediately after she graduated from the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship.
“I decided on Ivy Tech because of the ASAP program,” said Grant. “I loved how the program sounded and decided to do it.”
Grant found Ivy Tech to be a welcoming environment with professors who cared.
“Whenever I needed help the professors were able to sit down with me or even slow the class down and focus more on the questions,” she said. “On Fridays I didn’t have classes and I would come to school anyway to do homework and study and some of the professors would actually come and help me and my friends with questions,” she added.
She also explained how Ivy Tech helped her transition to a larger university.
“Ivy Tech helped me learn time management, how to focus and to ask for help when needed,” she said. “This helped me in being successful here at IU.”
Now Grant is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences and is also working as an intern for the Monroe County Autism Foundation.
“I love learning about how individuals learn to talk, and all the different ways speech can be affected,” she said. “Speech seems like such an easy thing to do when it’s not disordered, so you really don’t think about it much or think about the ways it could be difficult.”
Grant’s future goals include earning a master’s degree.
“My future goals are to go to graduate school and get my masters in speech and hearing sciences,” she said. “I would like to become a speech language pathologist (SLP) and work with children in a school setting, a hospital setting, or private practice.”
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.