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Want to 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:

  1. Complete an online Guest Student Application.

  2. Register for classes online via MyIvy.

  3. Pay your tuition online via MyIvy.

What if I need help?

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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.
  • 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. 
  • Guest students must be in good academic standing at their home institution.

Guest Student Stories

Hailey Ip

Ivy Tech guest student testimonial Hailey Ip

"I had such an amazing experience as a guest student at Ivy Tech. I was able to take classes during the summer and get ahead in my course work, which relieved me of a lot of stress and gave me more freedom to pick and choose my courses for the next semester. Summer school isn't ideal for lots of people, but my professor at Ivy Tech was able to fit so much information into such a short course, and I left every class feeling really confident in myself and the education I received. My professor made such an effort to make the course interesting, and to ensure that we felt comfortable with the material we were learning. Ivy Tech was a beautiful building with amazing instructors and professors and not only did I enjoy the classes I took but I was definitely prepared for the classes I took when I returned to IU in the Fall." 



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