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Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore, also known as the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), 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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Start as a Sophomore enables a student who satisfactorily completes an approved program of general education to transfer that coursework to any 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!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Technical Certificates

Statewide Transfer General Education Core
(30 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Statewide Transfer General Education Core - Online
(30 credit hours = 2 semesters)


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Gen Ed Transfer Core is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.