Can I be a guest student at Ivy Tech given today’s learning environment?
Yes! Ivy Tech offers virtual and online guest student courses and you can transfer the credits to your home college! It's a great way to save money on your way to graduation.
Want to take classes over summer break, add an online or virtual class to your upcoming schedule, or need a smaller setting for a challenging subject? Ivy Tech has you covered. Not only will our guest student option help you save money, but it may even help you graduate faster! Ivy Tech guest students often come back to take their general education courses and pre-requisites in fall or spring terms.
Apply today to discover the wide variety of online and virtual courses available at Ivy Tech! It's free and if you need any assistance during the application process, our team is here to help seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET at 888-IVY-LINE or directly via online chat.
How to get started
Taking courses virtually at your hometown/local Ivy Tech, or online, to transfer back to your college or university, is easy.
Just follow these three steps:
Complete an online Guest Student Application.
Register for classes online via MyIvy.
Pay your tuition online via MyIvy.
What if I need help?
All of our services right now are virtual. If you need help, please reach out by:
Important things to remember as a Guest Student
- Ivy Tech does not offer financial aid to Guest Students.
- Guest Student Applications
- Need to be completed in order to register for classes (Please allow at least 1-2 business days after submission before you register for classes.)
- Are only good for one semester (If you wish to take classes a guest student in future semesters, you will need to fill out another application.)
- Be sure to speak with your advisor at your home institution to make sure you are taking courses that will transfer. Ivy Tech cannot guarantee the transferability of courses to your home institution.
- It is important you are aware of the prerequisites for every Ivy Tech course. Having the knowledge necessary to succeed in your course(s) is assured by completing the prerequisites. Please review the college catalog to review the prerequisites for each course, or speak with your advisor.
- If you plan to use GI Bill benefits as a guest student you will need to contact your home college Veteran Services and request a parent letter to be sent to Veteran Services at the Ivy Tech location where you are registered. You should also visit the Ivy Tech Veteran Services office to confirm that your benefits have been applied.