Nearly 250 high school students attended Go Ivy Day at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute on Friday, October 7, to learn about academic programs, receive tips on scholarships and financial aid, tour campus, discover degree programs, and more.
“We host Go Ivy Day every fall and spring to allow high school students to see first-hand how Ivy Tech is a path to a high-value career or an affordable start to a bachelor’s degree,” said Amanda Cox, director of admissions, recruitment, and K-14 programs. “We offer the most affordable cost-per-credit-hour in the state, plus we have transfer agreements with many Indiana four-year colleges.”
Students were able to tour the campus and hear from faculty about Ivy Tech’s industry-focused programs and the multiple pathways to achieve a high-demand career. A panel of current Ivy Tech students shared their experiences and answered questions from the audience. Recruitment and financial aid experts were also available to help students learn about the application process as well as the scholarship and financial aid opportunities that are available to help pay for college costs.
In addition to scholarships and financial aid, Go Ivy Day also focused on other ways Ivy Tech can make college more affordable, starting with dual-credit opportunities. Many high schools in west central Indiana offer dual-credit courses that count toward an Ivy Tech degree. These courses are free for high school students, and in some cases can allow students to earn an Ivy Tech certificate or credential before graduating high school.
“At graduation last May, we had more than 200 high school students graduate from Ivy Tech with a certificate, technical certificate, or an associate degree,” noted Leah Allman, vice chancellor of enrollment services. “Go Ivy Day shows students that Ivy Tech is not only a great path after high school, but they can get started earning Ivy Tech credits during high school too!”
Ivy Tech also has transfer partnerships that allow students to earn their associate degree at Ivy Tech and transfer as a junior to many Indiana four-year colleges, and some associate degree programs provide guaranteed admission to many in-state colleges. Students who complete their first two years at Ivy Tech can save up to $10,000 on the cost of a bachelor’s degree.
For students ready to enter the workforce as quickly as possible, Ivy Tech offers workforce certifications, and certificate and technical certificate programs that prepare students for high-demand careers right here in the Wabash Valley. An Ivy Tech education is centered around the needs of the local workforce and allows students to skill up as they progress through their careers. Many companies in the area have tuition-assistance programs that cover some or all Ivy Tech tuition costs for their employees.
Ivy Tech Terre Haute has many opportunities to visit the campus, including Tuesdays@theTech, where visitors can get one-on-one help applying to Ivy Tech, completing the FAFSA, learning about scholarships, and more. Visit ivytech.edu/visitus to see upcoming visit opportunities or to live chat with the admissions and enrollment team to get started earning college credits at Ivy Tech. Applying is free and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Students can apply at ivytech.edu/apply.
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.