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How to Apply to Take Courses Only (not seeking a degree)

INVEST IN YOURSELF

TAKING A FOR-CREDIT COURSE

Working adults have multiple demands on their time, and completing a college degree or certificate may not be something you can consider at this point. At Ivy Tech, you can take one of our for-credit courses (or as many as you'd like!) without worrying about degree requirements. That gives you the freedom to take whichever courses you want (as long as you meet the prerequisite requirements) on your schedule.

Apply as "Courses Only"

If you are simply planning on taking a few classes at Ivy Tech, and aren’t seeking a degree or certificate, you will apply as a "Courses Only" student. Courses Only students apply to Ivy Tech using the general application.

How to Apply as "Courses Only"

Find Upcoming Courses

Ivy Tech offers thousands of for-credit courses at 45 locations around the state and online each semester. Search our class schedules to see what's available for the upcoming term.

Search Upcoming For-Credit Courses

Courses Only vs. Guest Student

If you are currently enrolled at another four-year college and are planning to take a class at Ivy Tech and then transfer credits back to your home institution, you'll apply as a guest student (not a Courses Only student). See how to apply as a guest student

If you're unsure about which application to fill out, check out this handy comparison table.

HOW TO APPLY

To Take Credit Courses Only (not seeking a degree)

  • APPLY NOW FOR FREE

    Applying to Ivy Tech

    If you are simply planning on taking a few classes at Ivy Tech, and aren’t seeking a degree or certificate, you will apply as a "Courses Only" student in our general student application.

    Two Ways to Apply

    Apply Online 

    → Apply In Person

    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.

    Continue a Saved Application

  • How to Select "Courses Only" in the Online Application   

    (1) Apply using the General Student Application

    (2) On the second screen of the application, in the Ivy Tech Educational Objectives section, select the second choice, "My goal is to take a class(es) for college credit, but I am not interested in earning a certificate or degree at this time." (see screenshot below).

  • Assessment for Course Placement

    After you submit your application, you'll see a screen where you can 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.

    None of the documents are required to apply, but uploading them when you apply can help you start classes as soon as possible. Documents for course placement must be within the last 4 years and can be unofficial.

    upload assessment documents

    Upload Course Placement 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 choose the option at the end of the application that says you'll submit them later. After you submit your application, we'll email you a secure link unique to you that will take you directly to your submitted application so you can add your test scores or transcripts when you're ready.

    You can also go back to upload assessment documents using this link at any time. We'll ask you to provide the email and the password you set up when you saved your application.

    You have until the end of the term for which you applied to return to your application and upload your assessment for course placement 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), 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:

    • IvyLearn – Canvas website for your classes
    • Schedule Builder – for class registration
    • Degree Completion Tracker
    • White Pages – online contact directory
    • Knowledge Assessment – for course placement
    • Schedule an Appointment with your Advisor
    • Technical Helpdesk
    • HireIvy – for career development
    • And so much more!

    Go To MyIvy 

    How to Create a MyIvy Account – First-Time User Instructions

    1. Go to https://myivy.ivytech.edu/ 
    2. Click on “First Time User?”
    3. Review the Ivy Tech Community College Acceptable Use Policy and click “I Agree”
    4. Enter the requested information (your Ivy Tech email address can be found in the confirmation email you received after your application was processed)
    5. Click “Get Started”
    6. Enter your personal information (your student ID number is also called your C# number and can be found in the confirmation email you received after your application was processed)
    7. Enter your personal email address and cell phone number for your validation code and choose your preferred method to receive your code
    8. Check “I’m not a robot”
    9. Click “Next”
    10. Enter your validation code
    11. Click “Next”
    12. Create your password
    13. Log In

    View/Print MyIvy HELP SHEET

  • Register for Classes

    Once you receive your application confirmation email and have created your MyIvy account, you may register for classes. Ivy Tech students register for courses using the Schedule Builder tool which can be accessed within MyIvy. If you need assistance, your local admissions representative will help you register for classes. 

    You can also register for classes in person by visiting the local enrollment center at the campus to which you applied.

    SEARCH FOR UPCOMING CLASSES

    How to Register for Classes

    For additional information about how to register for classes, including detailed registration steps, deadlines, and information about holds, withdrawals, waitlists, and refunds, visit our Registration 101 page.

    How to Register for Classes    View/Print MyIvy Help Sheet

    Contact Your Advisor

    You are not required to meet with an advisor before registering for classes, but they are available if you need any help through the process. Find your advisor

  • Pay Your Tuition Online In MyIvy

    After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in your MyIvy account. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT PAYMENTS

    Pay Your Tuition at Your Local Bursar's Office

    You can also pay your tuition in person at the Bursar's office on your local campus (also sometimes known as the Business Office). 

    Find Your Local Bursar/Payments office

Find Local Admissions Contact Info

Don't see a nearby Admissions location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Fax: 765-648-2755

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Admission Office
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Visit our office by appointment
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-330-6013
bl-info@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Admissions
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Virtual Meetings Available by Appointment
Call 812-330-6013
Meet the Bloomington Admissions Team→

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

AskColumbus@ivytech.edu

Columbus Admissions Office
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Lafayette.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point Admissions
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at East Chicago Admissions
410 East Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-830-0375, ext. 5303
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Admissions Office
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

Jed Duvick - Assistant Director of Enrollment

jduvick@ivytech.edu   

574-289-7001 ext. 5379

Kate Batie- South Bend Recruiter

kbatie@ivytech.edu

574-289-7001 ext.6858

Enrollment Services/Student Affairs Hours: Effective January 2024:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-429-1435
evansville-admissions@ivytech.edu

Evansville Admissions Office
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4268
fortwayne-sasupport@ivytech.edu

Fort Wayne Admissions Office
3701 Dean Drive, Student Life Center, Room SL 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Lafayette.

Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET

317-916-6301
AskFranklin@ivytech.edu

Franklin Admissions Office
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Arts & Science Building Admissions
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
mfrank35@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Admissions
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Friday, by Appointment Only

317-921-4300

Hamilton County Admissions Office
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1-888-489-5463

Indianapolis Admissions Office
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Admissions Office
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5200
lafayette-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Admissions Office
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 1233
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Admissions department.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

1-888-489-5463

Lawrence Admissions Office
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Join the line for virtual assistance →

For School of Health Sciences inquiries:
Elinor Sutton
9301 E. 59th Street, Suite 329
Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-921-4800 ext 084451
school-of-healthsciences-generalinformation@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Admissions Office
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Logansport Admissions Office
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-265-2580, ext. 4121
etingle2@ivytech.edu

Madison Admissions Office
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3418
marion-admissions@ivytech.edu

Marion Admissions Office
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3418 to schedule an appointment.

K–14 Initiatives
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
765-651-3100, ext. 3418
therschberger1@ivytech.edu

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1233
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Admissions Office
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

Fax: 765-282-2414

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

New Castle Admissions Office
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
richmondenrollment@ivytech.edu

Richmond Admissions Office
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4504
seladm@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Admissions Office
8204 Highway 311, Pfau Hall, Room A2
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001, ext 6858
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Admissions Office
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Jed Duvick- Assist Director of Enrollment

jduvick@ivytech.edu

574-289-7001 ext. 5379

 

Enidza Deynes-Wallace - Elkhart Recruiter

edeyneswallace@ivytech.edu 

574-830-0375 ext. 5303

812-547-7915

Tell City Career and Technology Center
1034 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Fax: 812-547-7916

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2280
acox87@ivytech.edu

Terre Haute Admissions
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-316-4325
jlackey20@ivytech.edu

Warsaw Admissions Office
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

HELPFUL INFO FOR "COURSES ONLY" STUDENTS

Applying to Ivy Tech is FREE

Ivy Tech does not have an application fee. You can apply for free at any time.

Tuition and Fees

It costs less than you think. At just $170.07 per credit hour — or $2,455.76 per semester — Ivy Tech is the lowest-cost higher education option in Indiana*. For a complete listing of Ivy Tech's current tuition rates for full-time and part-time students, per credit hour and flat rate, visit our Tuition & Fees page.

SEE TUITION & FEES

Paying Your Balance

After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in MyIvy. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PAYMENTS

Financial Aid

Ivy Tech does not offer financial aid to "courses only" students. If you believe you are part of a program that allows you to use funds to cover the cost of a class, please contact the Financial Aid office at the campus to which you applied.

 

* Tuition costs per semester are shown for a full-time, Indiana resident. Total cost of attendance is estimated and includes tuition and some fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses.

Application Valid for 2 years

Your application is valid for 2 calendar years. If it has been 2 years since your initial application or two years since you have taken a class, you must complete a new application for admission. (For example, if you applied for fall 2020, that means you need to reapply for any term after fall 2022).

If you have been absent from Ivy Tech Community College for less than two years, you should be able to enroll in classes using your MyIvy account. If you have questions about what classes you should be taking, you should contact your academic advisor.

Please note, the processes above also apply to students that had to withdraw from the College due to a family emergency.

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No Application Deadlines

Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. We offer five opportunities to start classes in January, March, June, August, and October. There is no hard deadline—you should choose the start date that works best for you. See upcoming start dates

Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year, so once accepted, you'll begin classes on the next term's start date. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the mandatory enrollment steps before you start classes. If you don't complete the admissions process by the start of the semester you will still be able to take classes. 

Our eight-week sessions start throughout the year, so you have more opportunities to start classes. Every year, classes start in January, March, June, August, and October.

2023 8-Week Sessions Start Dates

Spring Session #1 Jan 17, 2023
Spring Session #2 Mar 20, 2023
Summer Session June 5, 2023
Fall Session #1 Aug 21, 2023
Fall Session #2 Oct 23, 2023

If you are planning on taking a few classes and aren't seeking a degree or certificate from Ivy Tech, you could fit into a few different academic paths depending on your goals.

Compare your situation with those below to see which Ivy Tech admissions application you should use.

Which TYPE OF STUDENT WILL YOU BE?

 

GUEST STUDENT 

COURSES ONLY

SKILLS TRAINING

Who It's For
  • Students who attend another college/university who want to take a class at Ivy Tech and transfer the credit back to their home college
  • Students seeking new knowledge, skills, or certifications but not currently interested in pursuing a college degree or certificate
  • Students seeking new knowledge, skills, or certifications
  • Don't need/want college credit
Type of Classes
  • For-credit classes
  • For-credit classes
  • Non-credit classes
  • Also may be called workforce training, employee training, or professional development classes
Grades Yes Yes Not usually
What You Can Earn
  • Transfer credit for individual classes
  • College credit for individual classes
  • Can count toward a degree or certificate later if desired
  • Certificate of completion
  • Industry certification
  • May be able to count toward a degree or certificate*
A Good Fit If...
  • You want to save money by taking some gen ed courses at Ivy Tech
  • You need a prerequisite not currently offered at your school
  • You'd like a smaller setting for a challenging subject
  • You want to gain job skills
  • You plan to eventually earn a credit certificate or degree
  • You want to gain job skills or an industry certification
  • Just for fun
How To Apply
  • No need to apply to Ivy Tech
  • Register for skills training classes individually
 

GUEST STUDENT

How To Apply

APPLY NOW

Learn More

COURSES ONLY

How To Apply

Apply Now

SKILLS TRAINING

Contact your local campus to learn about upcoming classes and register

* Skills training classes do not earn you college credit on their own, but they may exempt you from needing to take a specific course as part of a for-credit program's curriculum in the future. In fact, many of Ivy Tech's non-credit skills training classes are designed to crosswalk into for-credit programs offered by Ivy Tech to give you credit for your prior learning; however, we cannot guarantee that other colleges and universities will accept non-credit, skills training classes as a substitute for one of their courses.

ANOTHER OPTION:
Professional Development Classes

You might also consider our professional development classes, which provide flexible options for you to take non-credit classes to advance your job skills or get into the workforce quickly. Ivy Tech's professional development classes are open to anyone seeking professional or personal development.

No Need to Apply to Ivy Tech

Individuals may sign up to take any one of Ivy Tech's non-credit professional development classes—no need to apply to Ivy Tech. Students can pay for the class on their own or submit the cost for reimbursement if their employer has a tuition reimbursement plan.

How to Get Started

Contact your local campus to learn about upcoming classes and get registered.

Professional Development Topics

Ivy Tech offers hundreds of non-credit professional development courses around the state and online each semester. Classes are designed to support the growth of key Indiana economic sectors and community needs and focused on developing skills or earning certifications in the following areas:

  • Safety
  • Truck Driving
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Business/Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Boiler Training
  • High School Equivalency
  • Personal Enrichment

QUESTIONS?

Contact Admissions

If you have questions about classes or need help with any part of the application process, reach out to your local admissions representative who will be happy to assist you.

Find Your Local Admissions Rep

Local Enrollment Centers

If you’d prefer to apply in person, stop by one of our Express Enrollment Centers on your local campus and we’ll get you started.

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