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Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore program, also known as the Indiana College Core, prepares you for a successful start to your associate degree with Ivy Tech and your bachelor's degree.

Formerly known as the Gen Ed Transfer Program, Start as A Sophomore allows you to begin your time at Ivy Tech with a 30-credit hour block that transfers to all other public four-year colleges in Indiana. The curriculum of these core classes is the same at Ivy Tech as the other institutions, but the tuition rate is less.

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Ivy Tech transfer opportunities

The Start as a Sophomore program enables a student who satisfactorily completes an approved program of general education to transfer that coursework to the following Indiana state educational institutions as a block of 30 credit hours toward the general education core requirements. 

Start as a Sophomore credits transfer to all public four-year colleges in Indiana.

Here are just a few examples of the institutions that you can transfer your credits to: 

Purdue University Logo Ball State University Logo Indiana State University
IUPUI logo Indiana University logo Purdue University Fort Wayne logo
Western Governors University logo University of Southern Indiana logo Vincennes University


Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!