Start As A Sophomore
Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore, also known as Indiana College Core, allows your student to start their college education as a sophomore at any Indiana four-year institution. By fulfilling at least three credit hours in each of the following competencies as well as an additional 12 “elective” credit hours from the same competencies, your student will fulfill the core requirements that are equivalent to their first year of college.
- Written Communication – a minimum of three but no more than six credits
- Speaking & Listening – a minimum of three but no more than six credits
- Quantitative Reasoning – a minimum of three but no more than 12 credits
- Scientific Ways of Knowing – a minimum of three but no more than 12 credits
- Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing – a minimum of three but no more than 12 credits
- Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing – a minimum of three but no more than 12 credits
If you’re unsure of your student’s progress, our checklist can help you determine which credits your student needs to fulfill the General Education Core requirements. Ivy Tech offers online and virtual courses in each competency, meaning your student can complete the Gen Ed Core requirements prior to starting their first year of college.
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Have questions or need assistance determining your student’s status? We’re available every day, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. via phone at 888-IVY-LINE or online chat.
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:
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!
Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore, also known as Indiana College Core, is now available in Honors. This means transfer-bound students may now enhance the 30-credit hour Start as a Sophomore credential by taking honors classes.
Students who complete the 30-credit hour curriculum will be awarded the Honors Start as a Sophomore credential if they take 12 to 15 credit hours in honors courses, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the general education core, at the time of completion.
Honors courses are offered in a virtual format, and focus on dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking
Transcripts are enhanced with honors courses
An honors college credential may help students get admitted into their top choice four-year school
Students receive extra support and may participate in programming from the Honors College
Interested? Please see your academic advisor or contact the Honors College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also learn more about the Honors College by clicking here.