BLOOMINGTON – On Wednesday, May 30, Ben Grimwood, assistant director of international admissions at Ivy Tech Bloomington and Darrin Eaton, senior international student advisor at Indiana University co-presented at the 2018 NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. on the topic of academic reinstatement for international students.

Their presentation was titled, “Academic Reinstatement: Building Bridges between Four-Year and Two-Year Schools.” It focused on the collaboration between Ivy Tech and IU to help international students from IU achieve reinstatement after academic dismissal, by enrolling at Ivy Tech before transitioning back to the University.

Demystifying the Academic Reinstatement Process

After transferring to Ivy Tech, students can earn college credits or complete an associate degree before applying for reinstatement at IU. Since 2016, each spring and fall semester, IU and Ivy Tech Bloomington co-host workshops to assist international students through the reinstatement process at IU. If students are reinstated, they can transfer back to the University. If they are not reinstated, they are still able to earn college credits, and associate degrees or certifications at Ivy Tech Community College.

“These reinstatement workshops represent Ivy Tech and Indiana University’s shared goal of student success,” said Grimwood. “Our collaborative efforts in our respective international student offices are meant to remove barriers and assist students in achieving their academic goals.”

The workshops are unique to the Ivy Tech Community College system but could be replicated between any community college and university partner.

For information about international student services at Ivy Tech, visit

The National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA): Association of International Educators ( is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.


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.