Ivy Tech Empowers Vigo County High School Students on Early College Day

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – On Friday, March 1, Ivy Tech Terre Haute hosted an Early College Day for local Vigo County high school students. The event aimed to provide students with information pertaining to higher education, encouraging them to explore the various educational pathways available and to consider their future careers.

The Early College Day brought together students from Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South, and West Vigo high schools, providing them with an immersive experience. Students participated in engaging activities designed to enhance leadership and critical thinking skills, encourage healthy communication styles, and take part in both teamwork and career exploration. 

“This event highlights the collaboration between Ivy Tech Terre Haute and the Vigo County School Corporation,” said Amanda Cox, director of admission, recruitment, & K-14. “We have a shared commitment to fostering educational pathways and career exploration opportunities for West Central Indiana students.”

The day concluded with information about Ivy Tech’s dual credit courses and the Indiana College Core. The Indiana College Core is a certificate, consisting of 30 credit hours toward general education requirements. In many cases, local high school students participating in Ivy Tech dual credit or dual enrollment courses can complete the Indiana College Core requirements before graduating high school. Dual credit courses are available at most West Central Indiana high schools, taught by dual credit instructors, and are offered to high school students at no cost. The credits can be transferred to any Indiana public college or university and allows students to start their college career as a sophomore – saving them a year’s worth of time and money. To learn more about the Indiana College Core and how to take advantage of dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities, visit link.ivytech.edu/ivyicc.

Students interested in learning how an Ivy Tech credential can lead to a high-value career are encouraged to explore our extensive range of nearly 50 academic programs at ivytech.edu/divisions. Ivy Tech also welcomes prospective students and their families to visit our campus, allowing them to delve deeper into our offerings and discover what Ivy Tech has to offer. The schedule a visit, please go to ivytech.edu/visit.

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.