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.
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'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. None of the documents are required, but uploading them when you apply can help you start classes as soon as possible.
Email address – personal email is preferred
Emergency contact information
Social Security Number (SSN)
High school graduation date
High school equivalency graduation date
High school transcript – must be within last 4 years
ACT, SAT, or PSAT test scores – must be within last 4 years
College graduation date
College transcripts if applicable – must be within last 4 years
Military transcript or VA certificate of eligibility
Current employer information
Permanent Resident Card (also known as a green card)
Continuing a Saved Application
You can go back to finish an application you previously started 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 continue your saved application.
(2) On the second screen of the application, Why do you want to attend Ivy Tech?, select the first choice, "Earn a certificate/degree or take a few classes at Ivy Tech" (see screenshot below).
(2) Later in the application, on the screen titled Ivy Tech Educational Objectives, in the Area of Study section, select "General Studies/Transfer" in the dropdown.
Lower on the screen in the Program of Interest search field, start typing "Courses Only (CO)" and select "Courses Only (CO)" in the dropdown that is revealed (see screenshot below).
College Readiness Assessment
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), 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
High School Equivalency
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.