Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes.
Ivy Tech Community College has an open-access policy. This means that almost anyone who applies gets accepted to the college. In general, neither a high school diploma nor a GED or equivalency is required. The only requirement is for students to take an assessment to determine course placement so they can then be registered for classes. Depending on the program or course you choose, however, there may be some basic requirements, so be sure to review application requirements on each academic program page.
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Selective Admissions for Certain Academic Programs
While admission to Ivy Tech is open-access, some academic degree programs at the college are highly competitive. Those programs have a selective admissions process, which means there are additional requirements students will need to complete before being accepted, and not all students who apply to the program will be accepted as space can be limited.
If you'd like to apply in person, reach out to your local admissions team and arrange a meeting. Or, stop by any campus on any Tuesday for Tuesdays@TheTech to receive personal assistance with applying and registering for classes.
What You'll Need to Apply
You'll want to have the following on hand when you fill out the Ivy Tech application.
Email address – personal email is preferred
Emergency contact information
Social Security Number (SSN)
Ivy Tech campus you’d like to attend
Also, if applicable:
High school or equivalency: school name and graduation date
Previous college: school name, start and end dates
Current employer information
Continuing a Saved Application
You can go back to finish an application you previously started at any time. We'll ask you to provide the email and the password you set up when you saved your application. We'll also email you a link to continue your saved application.
After you submit your application, you'll be asked to upload documentation—such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts—that can assess your readiness for college-level coursework and help us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you.
Upload Documents at Any Time During Your First Term
Don't have SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts at your fingertips? Don’t worry! Just go ahead and submit your application. You can go back to upload assessment documents at any time. We'll ask you to provide your date of birth and the email used on your application and then send you a link to add to your saved application. You have until the end of the term for which you applied to return to your application and upload your assessment documents.
Look Out for an Email From Ivy Tech
Once your application processing is complete, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on your application. Typically the email will arrive within 1-2 business days of submission, but during peak processing periods (April-June) could take up to 5-10 business days. If it has been more than 10 business days since you applied and you have not yet received your acceptance letter, contact Admissions at 888-IVY-LINE (1-888-489-5463).
The email will contain instructions on how to register for classes, as well as important information regarding your Ivy Tech student portal (MyIvy account), your Ivy Tech email address, your student identification number (C# number), tuition, payment options, and more.
You May Receive a Call
In addition, you may receive a call from an enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you may have.
What is MyIvy?
MyIvy is Ivy Tech's online student portal. Students use MyIvy to check e-mail, register for classes, pay tuition, manage financial aid, get the latest news and announcements, and much more. MyIvy contains "QuickLinks" to the Ivy Tech websites and online tools you will use most often, including:
Each Tuesday, our campuses hold an enrollment event designed for you to explore programs, get help applying and preparing for Ivy Tech classes, connect with career coaches, and more. Our team will work with you personally to answer any questions and help you determine the right next step.