To register for classes, you must already be accepted to Ivy Tech. If you are a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, there are a few steps you need to complete to fully enroll in Ivy Tech before you can register for classes. See those steps here.
If you are a continuing student, check in with your advisor to ensure you’re keeping up with what you’ve outlined in your Academic Completion Plan. If you need a refresher on how to register for classes, take a look at Step 5: Register for Classes, below.
Steps to Register for Classes
Assessment for Course Placement
Course placement is a part of registering for classes where we assess your reading, writing, and math skills. It's an important step that helps us and you make sure you register for courses that are the best fit for you.
We can measure where your skills are currently in several different ways, including through ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores, high school GPA, or previous college credit you've earned. If you don't have any of those, you can complete our free Knowledge Assessment to help develop your customized learning path to better prepare you for courses.
To learn more about how to upload assessment documents and course placement options, visit:
Already Completed the Assessment Step?
Meet with Your Advisor and Make a Plan
- New Students: If you’re a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor as soon as possible to develop your Academic Completion Plan. Your Academic Completion Plan is an individualized academic plan that includes degree, career, and life goals. Your plan helps you keep track of your progress to ensure that you are on track to meet your educational goals. You may register for classes with your advisor in that first meeting, or you can follow the additional steps outlined on this page on your own.
- Continuing students: Even though you've taken classes at Ivy Tech before, it’s a good idea to meet with your advisor before registering for classes.
How to Schedule an Appointment
- Your advisor’s name and contact info can be found in MyIvy on your dashboard in the lower left column and in the My Academic Profile section. You can email or call your advisor directly to set up a time to meet.
- You can also schedule an appointment with your advisor online in MyIvy. See step-by-step instructions
Applied More Than 2 Years Ago?
If it’s been more than two years since you’ve taken a class at Ivy Tech, you will need to re-apply before you can register for classes. Once you have been accepted, meet with your advisor to get started.
Search for Courses Without Logging in to MyIvy
To begin to plan out your semester schedule, you can search courses by term, campus, and class type to find the courses that best fit your life. This course search tool is available without logging into MyIvy, making it especially useful for prospective students who don't yet have a MyIvy login.
Searching for Courses Using Schedule Builder
If you're a current student, you can log directly into MyIvy and search for courses there using Schedule Builder.
Anyone can also view course descriptions and prerequisites (but not course schedules) in our course catalog.
A prerequisite is a course or other requirement that a student must have taken prior to registering for a specific course. If you do not meet a specific requirement for a course, you will not be allowed to register for that course. So, be sure to check for prerequisites before beginning the registration process.
For example, if you wish to take APHY 201 Advanced Human Physiology, you must have successfully completed APHY 101 and APHY 102. Or, if you want to register for BIOL 120 Environmental Science, you must demonstrate competency through an assessment or by earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 and ENGL 083 or ENGL 095 and MATH 023 or MATH 080. Prerequisites are different for every course and can be found in the Course Catalog.
Speak to your advisor for assistance with prerequisites.
If you are a current student or have previously attended Ivy Tech, you must clear all outstanding financial obligations, (e.g., library fines, student accounts) before registering for classes. If you have a hold on your account, you cannot register until the hold is cleared.
Register for Classes in MyIvy Using Schedule Builder
When you’re ready to build out your official schedule and register for classes, log into Schedule Builder in the MyIvy student portal. Schedule Builder allows you to choose the courses you want to take and block off times when you aren’t able to take classes. These preferences are used to generate a list of possible class schedules that meet your needs and still have seats available. If you have an academic plan from your advisor, you can click to load those courses directly into the Schedule Builder too.
When you find the best schedule for you, add it to your Schedule Builder Shopping Cart. If registration is open for the term, click on the Register button to submit your registration. The system will then ask you to accept financial responsibility for your registration. Once you’ve done that, your registration is complete. You will be able to view your current schedule on the Current Schedule tab of Schedule Builder.
See the Schedule Builder Instructions page for complete, step-by-step registration instructions.
Paying for Your Courses
When you register for classes, a bill is generated in your student account. You can typically view charges on your student account immediately via IvyPay.
Remember, you are financially liable for your registered classes. Payments can be made in three ways:
- Online by logging into MyIvy (Browse Topics > Billing & Financial Aid > View/Pay Balance).
- In-person at your local Bursar/Business Office.
- Online through IvyPay—a good choice for parents or others with granted access to make payments on your behalf.
If you’d like to spread out your payments in a set number of installments, you can set up a payment plan in MyIvy.
Your instructors, advisors, and staff are excited to help you accomplish your goals. Save your schedule, gather school supplies, and come to the first day of classes ready to achieve your "better every day after!"
Staying informed while attending Ivy Tech Community College is key to being successful. Make sure you stay up-to-date as faculty and staff communicate with you by logging into your MyIvy portal on a regular basis. Check your Ivy Tech email regularly leading up to the start of classes so that you don't miss important information as you prepare to start classes.
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Contact Your Academic Advisor
Your academic advisor is available to assist with adding or dropping courses, as well as help you navigate any difficulties you may have registering for a course. To find your advisor's name, log in to MyIvy and you will see your advisor's name in the bottom block of the left column.
You can also take advantage of Tuesdays@TheTech by stopping by your local campus on any Tuesday to get personal support and guidance to complete your registration.