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Log in to MyIvy and click Student > Student Dashboard. Scroll to the Academic Profile section.
Each Advising Office has the option of phone, email or GoToMeeting (web conferencing tool) advising. You can select this option scheduling your appointment online. You will receive additional instructions via email after you schedule the appointment. Please visit ivytech.edu/advising for office hours and options.
Students are assigned advisors as soon as they are admitted to Ivy Tech.
You can find the information about your advisor by logging in to MyIvy and clicking the My Academic Profile section, located on the left-hand side of the page (under My Info), select your current term in the drop down menu and your advisor's name and an email link will display at the bottom.
If you cannot find your advisor's name in MyIvy, please call your campus Advising Center. Contact information for each campus' Academic Advising Office, including phone numbers, is available at www.ivytech.edu/advising.
1: Log into MyIvy
2: Choose the Schedule an Appointment with Advisor icon under Quick Links
3: You will see the student home screen below:
4: Choose a person from your Success Network. Select the person listed as Advising Center Advisor. Click the down arrow to see connection options. If the person has set up office hours, the word SCHEDULE will appear:
5: Choose an appointment Type and click Continue
6: Choose an appointment Reason and click Continue:
7: Choose Date and Time and click Continue:
8: Confirm Appointment Details by clicking Confirm. (Specifically LOCATION and Time Zone)
You will have the option to make changes to the Reason for Visit and Location. The location options will include phone, web or a physical office location.
9: Appointment confirmation page – Please double check location options
You will have the option to make a change to this appointment.
10: If no appointments work for your schedule, please contact the Advising Center in your region. To contact your campus Advising Center, visit www.ivytech.edu/advising. Scroll down to the 'Select a campus's drop-down menu, and choose your primary campus.
Confirmations are emailed to students through their Ivy Tech email account. There are no confirmations sent if it was a walk-in appointment. You should plan to attend the appointment as scheduled.
You will receive an email confirmation and reminder notification if you make the appointment online. If you scheduled an appointment, but did not receive the confirmation, please check your SPAM or junk folders in your email.
See helpful tips "What should I do before meeting with an Academic Advisor?"
See instructions "How do I change my time zone in Starfish?"
Find your campus information in the drop down above to connect with someone who can assist you.
Find your campus information in the drop down above to connect with someone who can assist you.
You will need to speak with your academic advisor before changing programs. Changing your course of study may impact your financial aid and time to degree completion. Students who want to change their academic program should speak with their advisor, who will start the online process to change a program.
If you’ve never applied to Ivy Tech Community College before (or if it’s been two years since you last attended classes here), visit www.ivytech.edu/apply-now/ to complete an admission application. From here, you will see information related to 'Guest students' 'Not looking for a degree' and 'International students'. Once you click on "Apply Now For Free" button, information for what you should know before you apply will be displayed. When you are ready to start your application, click the button to apply.
Ivy Tech does not have an application fee.
Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. However students should apply with an understanding of the time needed to complete mandatory enrollment steps. If you don't complete the admissions process by the start of the semester you will still be able to take classes. We offer five opportunities to start classes in January, March, June, August and October. There is no hard deadline, students should choose the start date that works best for them.
Applications submitted online will take approximately 7-10 business days to process. If it has been more than 10 business days since you have applied and you have not yet received your acceptance letter, you should contact Admissions at 888-IVY-LINE (1-888-489-5463).
Paper Applications: We encourage all students to apply online. If you need assistance, visit your local campus.
Ivy Tech has five start terms throughout the year: January, March, June, August, & October.
It typically takes 7-10 business days for an application decision.
There are several programs at Ivy Tech that can be completed completely online. To learn more, click here.
To learn more about how to become an Ivy Tech Guest Student, click here.
To learn more about transfer opportunities, or to speak with someone who might answer your transfer questions, click here.
If you have excess financial aid that can be used in the bookstore, an email will be sent to your Ivy Tech email address (within 72 hours of your aid authorization, as long as you have authorized aid to be used at the bookstore). Please wait for the notification before visiting the bookstore.
Once you receive the email, you can review your credit limit for the semester by:
REMINDER: The amount is your credit limit, NOT your available balance. Purchases made against the credit line will reduce or eliminate your financial aid refund for the semester. Once your financial aid disburses (posts) to your student account, it will pay your tuition and fees, and bookstore charges. A refund for excess aid will be issued to you via a refund according to the College's established timeline found at www.ivytech.edu/refunds.Therefore, any funds that are not used in the bookstore will be refunded to you and can be viewed via MyIvy. Select Tools & Resources or Quick Links and select View/Pay Balance.
Charging Period: Bookstore charging period begins 4 weeks prior to first day of class of 16-week classes in fall and 4 or 5 weeks in spring; 3 weeks prior to first day of 10-week classes in summer. Charging ends on the Thursday prior to federal aid disbursements. For 2nd 8-week classes the charging period is 2 weeks before classes begin and ends it 4 weeks later (day after the 100% drop period ends). You will need to bring a photo ID, student ID number and schedule for in-store purchases.
Classes become available to students in IvyLearn two days prior to the class start date as shown on your schedule in MyIvy.
Log into MyIvy.IvyTech.edu and choose the Office 365 icon located on the left side.
To register or add a course online:
For more information on Course Delivery Methods, please see ''Where can I see the course schedule of when classes are offered?
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.
Some dual credit courses require students to be ‘college-ready’ in areas such as English and Math. Students can meet these prerequisites in a variety of ways, including PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores, or for some courses a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher for juniors and seniors. For students who do not yet have a qualifying score, Ivy Tech offers the Knowledge Assessment, a holistic placement exam that allows you to meet reading, writing, and mathematics requirements while also improving your skills and preparing you for success in your next course!
To learn more about the Knowledge Assessment click here. If you have completed the dual credit application and are looking for next steps in completing the Knowledge Assessment, please watch the tutorial here.
MyIvy is Ivy Tech’s online student portal. Students use MyIvy to get the latest news and announcements, access the online bookstore, check e-mail, view midterms and final grades, print unofficial transcripts and request official transcripts, find resources for the Technical Helpdesk, and more!
You can begin getting familiar with MyIvy before you even register for classes. To get started, follow the steps below:
Ivy Tech is an unparalleled choice for Homeschool families. Learn more about all the options that Ivy Tech provides by clicking here.
MANDATORY Enrollment Steps for first-time, transfer, and re-admit (inactive for more than 2 years) degree-seeking students
Students will receive an acceptance letter about their next steps after being accepted. In addition, your C-number and Enrollment Steps will be provided with your Acceptance Packet.
Degree-seeking students enrolling in Ivy Tech Community College must complete the following steps AFTER applying to the college:
You can meet the assessment requirement in one of four ways:
You can return to your application by going to https://apply.ivytech.edu/general_admission/ and clicking on the link under “Need to access an incomplete application or submit assessment documents?” You will need to enter your date of birth and the email address that you used on the application. You will receive further directives after entering in your information. You can also contact your campus Express Enrollment Center if you need further assistance accessing your application. Visit ivytech.edu/assessment for more information.
If you are unable to upload documents via the portal, you will need to visit the nearest Ivy Tech campus Express Enrollment Center. If at any point, it is passed the term you applied for, you will need to bring any assessment documents or transfer credit evaluation documents to the nearest Ivy Tech campus Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment Center hours and locations can be found at www.ivytech.edu/enrollmentcenter.
If the term you have applied for has ended and your application is now closed, it's preferred you bring your assessment documents to your advisor, Express Enrollment Center or Registrar's Office on campus. If you are unable to visit campus, you can then email assessment documents to your advisor.
If your previous institution will not release your transcripts due to a balance owed, you will need to contact them directly to discuss a resolution.
*Documents received electronically with applications are not deemed official and can only be used for assessment. For credit evaluation, students must still present an official transcript.
Knowledge Assessment: If you cannot meet one of the above mentioned options, you will need to take a Knowledge Assessment exam. Knowledge Assessment is a free tool used to determine course placement. You can take Knowledge Assessment as many times as you need to in order to meet your academic goal.
Both the Knowledge Assessment and Accuplacer are good for 4 years, regardless of which Ivy Tech campus you tested at.
For more information on placement and/or Knowledge Assessment, please visit: "Will I need to take placement exams?"
The academic advisor will be the student's primary point of contact at the college. The advisor will work with the student to develop an academic pathway to success. Students can learn more about advising, including the Advising Center hours of operation and how to schedule an appointment by visiting www.ivytech.edu/advising.
You will need to complete an assessment BEFORE you meet with an advisor.
Orientation is your chance to learn where important places are around campus (i.e. library, bookstore, etc.), meet your classmates, find the perfect places to hang out, study and much more. During orientation, you will take a campus tour and learn how to be successful when you start this semester. It is a great opportunity to get to know your way around and ask questions.
If you are an Out-of-State student, In-Person Orientation is an optional step and you can complete these after you start classes. You will need to contact your region to talk through what dates work best.
Visit the link above or a list of times it is offered on your campus. It is highly recommended that students complete In-Person Orientation.
In addition to completing the required enrollment steps, students seeking to use financial aid must complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Ivy Tech’s school code is 009917. This code applies to all Ivy Tech campuses.
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form that must be submitted annually in order to apply for financial aid. The easiest way to file the FAFSA is online at FAFSA.gov. After filing your FAFSA, your college will be able to tell you which scholarships and grants you could receive as well as how much money you can borrow in student loans.
You can file the FAFSA beginning October 1. Be sure to get your FAFSA filed no later than April 15 to be considered for state grant programs. FAFSAs submitted after April 15 will not be considered for state grants, and corrections must be completed by May 15. FAFSAs filed after April 15 will still allow students to qualify for federal and institutional aid.
Filing your taxes before you complete your FAFSA will allow you to use the IRS data retrieval tool - making completion quick and easy. The IRS data retrieval tool reduces errors and the likelihood of being selected for verification by directly importing the correct tax information onto the FAFSA.
Anyone seeking aid for upcoming school semesters should file the FAFSA. Even if you're not sure if you will enroll, or you are currently in college - filing the FAFSA ensures you have the opportunity for aid if needed.
If you are under age 24, you will need your parents’ information as well as your own. The information you will need for the FAFSA includes:
Here are just a few:
Use our course search, available as part of our Schedule Builder tool, to find an online course that works for you.
Next Level Jobs is a program that gives you the opportunity to earn a FREE credential from Ivy Tech, thanks to the Workforce Ready Grant, setting you up to take your next step towards a high-paying, high-demand job in Indiana. Learn More
You are eligible to be a part of Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:
You might not be eligible for the Next Level Jobs Grant if you do not:
Payment of tuition and fees for the curent term is based on your earliest starting class. You can view the current dates on our payment due dates page.
Ivy Tech accepts the following payment methods:
Current students pay online via their MyIvy account.
Need help paying online? Click here for step-by-step online payment instructions.
If your federal student aid or loans do not cover the cost of your tuition, and/or you just need assistance paying for college, one option is a Tuition Payment Plan.
Ivy Tech offers a number of associate degree and certificate programs.
IvyOnline is how certain online Ivy Tech Community College courses are being offered, beginning Fall 2019 semester. They are the same as other Ivy Tech online courses, BUT you don’t have to worry about classes filling up or being cancelled, and having to wait until a later semester to take the course. It’s a win-win because you get the course you need and Ivy Tech instructors get online classes full of eager students.
Ivy Tech offers over 300 courses online – and this number is growing all the time. You can view available online courses in MyIvy. You can even earn your degree online. Visit ivytech.edu/degrees for list of online programs and visit ivytech.edu/online for a list of online courses.
When applying for admission, students who are online degree-seeking and are not online Ohio students, should select the campus associated with program that the student wishes to pursue.
If you use the following phrases to describe yourself, then an online class may be an excellent choice for you:
Certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation.
The Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Fine Arts are two-year degree programs.
Reverse Transfer is a process by which students pursuing a four-year degree could be eligible for an associate degree in general studies or a liberal arts program from Ivy Tech based on a combination of your previous work at Ivy Tech and current course work.
There are many benefits to earning your associate degree. Many employers offer raises or promotions for college degrees earned. In addition, several four year universities offer tuition discounts to students who have earned an associate degree. Please check with your employer or your current college/university to learn more about the benefits you could receive by earning your associate degree at Ivy Tech.
You may be eligible if you have completed 15 credit hours at Ivy Tech, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher at Ivy Tech, and have completed more than 60 applicable credits through Ivy Tech or other colleges/universities. If you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or have recently attended another college or university, you may be eligible, as long as you have not yet received your associate or bachelor’s degree.
First, complete the simple online form found here to indicate your interest in Reverse Transfer.
Next, you must have your college or university transcripts sent to Ivy Tech. Please send them to the address below:
Michal Stacy, Assistant College Registrar
Ivy Tech Community College
50 W Fall Creek Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Alternatively, if your institution participates in electronic transcript ordering, you may request your transcript be sent to Ivy Tech at email@example.com. The transcript must come directly from your college or university.
You will be contacted by Ivy Tech informing you of the conferment of the degree to your transcript, and you will receive your degree at the end of the next academic term.
You will be contacted by Ivy Tech informing you of what class/credits remain outstanding for an associate degree. You will have a few choices.
The official transcript contains only information regarding the student's attendance at Ivy Tech. High school, test scores, etc. are not displayed. The current program of study, any degrees awarded by Ivy Tech, transfer credit and term-by-term course, grade and GPA information is displayed. For example, Zero Level/Refresher courses are on both the official and unofficial transcript. However, zero-level/refresher courses do not count toward graduation credits nor in a student's GPA.
Current students can request their Official transcript through MyIvy:
Once processing is complete (allow 1 day) for your transcript request it will then be sent to you.
**If you are asked to enter PIN when requesting your transcript, please contact the Help Desk at 1-888-IVY-LINE (888-489-5463) option 4, as this is an error.
If you no longer have access to MyIvy:
If you receive a "no student record found" message when requesting your transcript:
*You can also obtain a request form at your local campus Registrar's Office.
***You can pay for for transcripts using these payment methods. The cost of the transcript is $5.00.
Once you have submitted your request:
If you are awaiting final grades or a degree to post:
If you requested an electronic transcript:
If you have requested an electronic copy of your transcript to be e-mailed to you or to another recipient, those requests are usually processed within the hour of the request (Monday-Friday only). Weekend requests are processed on Monday morning. Printed transcripts are usually sent the day the request is received (Monday-Friday), with weekend orders processed on Monday morning.
*You should contact your campus to see if requests are being processed same-day for transcripts prior to coming to campus. Electronic transcripts can be received within 30 minutes of request.
If you are inquiring about your Ivy Tech transcripts being received by another institution, you will need to contact that institution.
The unofficial transcript lists term-by-term work taken at Ivy Tech. For example, Zero Level/Refresher courses are on both the official and unofficial transcript. However, zero-level/refresher courses do not count toward graduation credits nor in a student's GPA.
*Non-credit courses will not show up on these transcripts. To request a transcript with this information, please contact your campus. The contact information is available at ivytech.edu/registrar.
Current students Unofficial transcripts are available via MyIvy (they may be printed):
If your previous institution uses a Secure E-Transcript Service, you may request that your secure official transcript be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The E-transcript service is a very efficient way to have your transcript sent to us. In most cases, it arrives in our office the same day you request it.
You may also have your previous college mail your official transcripts to:
Ivy Tech Community College
9301 E. 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Please Note: Evaluating and processing transfer credit can take 7-10 business days.
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