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Ivy Tech Honors

The Ivy Tech Honors Program is a selective honors program available at the following Ivy Tech campuses: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Lake County and Valparaiso. Since its inception in 2012, the Honors Program has a proven record of helping students reach their academic and transfer goals. In fact, the majority of honors program graduates have been admitted to their dream four-year school and many have gone on to pursue graduate studies. 

A talented transfer and advising team at Ivy Tech will help support you as a competitive transfer student. Over 60 top U.S. universities and liberal arts colleges have expressed interest in accepting our honors graduates. In addition to benefitting from our concierge-model of advisement and transfer support, you will learn with top Ivy Tech faculty and other high-ability students in small, engaging classes. Honors courses focus on dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking. Our virtual courses provide additional scheduling flexibility and also help you build critical 21st century skills. Also, Honors Program scholarships are available to eligible students.

The Honors Program Experience

Honors students enter into a tight-knit community of like-minded peers where they are provided with extra support. This allows them to successfully transfer and flourish at a four-year university. You see this community in the honors lounge, during class discussions, in honors council meetings, as well as during social events such as movie night. 

Dedicated honors advisors work one-on-one with students, guiding them through course selection, a transfer plan, and financial aid options. Most Ivy Tech Honors students earn a Global Studies Certificate and participate in travel opportunities both in and outside the United States.

ivy tech honors application

How to Apply

Our admissions process is holistic and we consider students’ academic and non-academic achievements, as well as their aspirations. Download the application, complete it, and submit it with any additional documents via email to ivyhonors@ivytech.edu or by mail to: 

The Ivy Tech Honors College

2535 North Capitol Avenue

Room IFC 409

Indianapolis, IN 46208-5725


For additional details, please contact the Honors College at:

Ivy Honors Contacts

The Ivy Honors program is available at select campuses. View them in the dropdown below. Have general questions? Email ivyhonors@ivytech.edu

ivy tech honors programWho Should Apply?

Students who are...

  • Planning to transfer to a four-year university – either in- or out-of-state

  • Recent high school graduates  

  • Current college students who have completed no more than 36 college credits

  • Determined, persevering, and wish to “go the extra mile” with honors-level coursework and honors community engagement

  • Non-health science majors who are pursuing an AA, AS, AFA or AGS degree at Ivy Tech with plans of transferring to a four-year school
  • Have a strong GPA and can demonstrate college-readiness in math and English. Admissions is holistic, however, so be sure to highlight your leadership and co-curricular activities!
  • Interest in joining a small community of high-ability learners and engaged faculty

Success Stories

Ivy Tech honors success story robertRobert

Robert grew up in New York in a low-income community and decided he couldn't afford to go to college right after high school. After years of working and taking care of his family, Robert decided to return to school and enrolled in the program. Very diligent in his transfer application process, Robert was accepted to eight top universities and transferred to Stanford University, where he received a full-ride scholarship.

ivy tech success story carlos


Although Carlos was accepted into his top choice colleges after high school, he could not afford to attend. While at Ivy Tech, he learned about the amazing transfer support and honors classes in the honors program.

Carlos was admitted to the program and was later accepted to great schools such as Emory University, Purdue University, and IUPUI. He transferred to IUPUI.

ivy tech honors success story london


London graduated early from high school and enrolled in the program to seek out more academic rigor, greater challenges, and motivated classmates. A global visionary, London seeks to apply what she's learned in the program to expand her horizons internationally through the Peace Corps. London was accepted to a number of her top schools and has chosen to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania.