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Ivy Tech ASAP Students working on projectIvy Tech Community College’s Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) helps high school graduates earn an associate degree in just 11 months and prepares them to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree.

Coursework is spread over five eight-week terms, and classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It’s a rewarding program—but a rigorous one, that will essentially become a student’s full-time occupation until graduation.

Classes are held in small, closely-knit groups known as “cohorts.” Classmates will remain with their cohort throughout the program—encouraging, assisting, and depending on each other every step of the way. A dedicated ASAP coordinator helps students identify academic goals, then maps out a clear path they can follow to success, while faculty teams of four teachers per term offer individual attention. Graduates leave with not just an associate degree, but with the skills they need to succeed in further studies—and the workforce. 


Ready to apply for the program? Here are your first steps: 

1. Fill out the ASAP interest and application form

2. Apply to Ivy Tech

3. Upload your high school transcript here

There may be additional steps that students must take depending on which campus they plan to attend, including nominations from adults and interviews with ASAP staff. 

Student qualifications for ASAP Admittance​

  • Younger than 22 years old
  • High school GPA of at least 2.5
  • Strong attendance record

Counselors and other nominators, you can submit a nomination form here.



ASAP Is Helping Students Succeed

60% of ASAP students earn a degree in just one year

98% of students persist after one year toward their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree

100% of our graduates who have applied have been accepted into one or more four-year colleges

ASAP in the News

Ivy Tech students named International Scholar Laureates

Ivy Tech students named International Scholar Laureates

(from left) ASAP Coordinator Katrina Hudson with
students Abigail Rodriguez and Tara Shorter

Ivy Tech's ASAP program has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Read the article here


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