We need to determine your reading, writing and math skills in order to make sure your classes are the right fit for you. During the Ivy Tech assessment process, we can measure this in several different ways, including previous college credit you've earned, SAT/PSAT or ACT scores, high school GPA or through an assessment tool called ACCUPLACER!* If you have test scores or transcripts to send, you can upload them when you apply. If you don't have them when you complete the application, don't worry!
*If you are planning to attend our Connersville, Linton, Terre Haute, Richmond or Rockville locations, please check your campus dropdown below for additional assessment options.
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You can complete assessment in any of the following four ways:
ACT, SAT or PSAT scores
Have you already taken the ACT, SAT, or PSAT? In most cases, scores of 27 in Writing and Language, 510 in Enhanced Reading and Writing, 25 in Reading and 500 in Math or higher on each section of the SAT*; 26 in writing, 25 in reading and 24.5 in math or higher on each section of the PSAT**; or 17 in English, 18 in reading, 18 in math or higher on each section of the ACT can be accepted for your assessment if they were completed within the last four years. *SAT scores based on tests taken in 2016 and beyond. **PSAT scores based on tests taken 2015 and beyond. Older test scores may also be accepted. Check the table for older SAT and PSAT score ranges.
High School GPA 2.6+
Generally, a high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale will meet the assessment requirement if this was your final GPA at the time of graduation, and if you completed high school within the last four years. You must have graduated with a Core 40, Technical Honors, or Academic Honors diploma or equivalent. High school seniors who have not yet graduated can use the cumulative GPA after six high school semesters have been completed. Send a copy of your high school transcripts to the address listed below.
Previous college courses or Associate degree
Have you already earned college credits or an Associate degree at another college or university? If so, see below for information on where to submit your college transcripts. General education courses taken at another regionally accredited institution, with a grade of "C-" or higher, may be used to complete the assessment requirement.
Send a copy of your transcripts to the address listed below.
Please note, that if you would like to have your transcripts evaluated for transfer credit also, once you are admitted you will need to submit an official copy to Ivy Tech for evaluation.
The address for transfer credit evaluation is:
If you do not have previous college credit, an ACT, SAT or PSAT score, or a cumulative high school GPA that satisfies the assessment requirement, you will need to take the Accuplacer skills assessment. Your scores on the Accuplacer determine which writing, reading, and math classes you'll take first. You must meet certain scores in order to place into college-level classes. The Accuplacer is free, and after the initial assessment in reading, writing, and math, you may retest two additional times per year free of charge to try and increase your score. Your score will be accepted up to four years after you take the assessment.
Learn more and schedule your Accuplacer Assessment.