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PROGRAM CREATED WITH FOCUS ON EQUITY.

For generations, systemic barriers in higher education institutions have kept the knowledge and resources needed to succeed out of the hands of first generation students, students of color, and other students in need of academic support.

Today this manifests as confusing processes, lack of clear networks and connections, and a lack of intentional support and resources for the students that need it. Marginalized student groups are the most likely to be harmed by these barriers set in place, and IvyAchieves seeks to bridge the equity gap.

Learn More - IvyTech.edu/commitments

Two Program Components

Incentives to Participate in Student Success Activities.

IvyAchieves is open to all students. Students earn “points” by participating in activities related to increased student success. As they earn points, students will be able to redeem them for various incentives. There will be one “grand prize” at the end of each academic year.

Examples of Student Success Activities
  • Complete 15+ credit hours each semester
  • Earn a credential
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor
  • Meet with a Career Coach
  • Register for classes
  • Complete the FAFSA between October 1 - April 15

Free Course Retake

Students are eligible to take the same course again for free in the next 8-week session (or the next time the course is offered) if they embody the 5 Student Success Commitments but still receive a letter grade of a D or F. This is the College's way of upholding the Faculty/Staff commitments. Dual credit courses are not included in the 15 credit hour calculation.

Other guidelines for student free course retake eligibility are:

  • Student must begin the Semester with less than 15 credits earned at Ivy Tech – excluding high school/dual enrollment 
  • Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • Business Administration
    • Education (not including Early Childhood Education)
    • IT Support
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Practical Nursing
    • Pre-Nursing CT
    • Software Development
    • Industrial Tech
    • Advanced Automation & Robotics
  • Students must complete the course (no W or FW) 
  • Students must complete 75% of the work in the course
  • Students must utilize tutor.com OR go the tutoring/writing center or math lab 
  • Students must seek support from an academic advisor OR faculty advisor OR instructor OR Disability Support Services, specifically about the course                                

IvyAchieves Incentive Program Activities

To check your point total and for continued activity updates check the "My Points" section in MyIvy.

IvyAchieves Incentive Program Activities
Activity How many times can the points be earned? Points
Register for classes within 14 days of registration opening Once in Fall (for Spring registration) and twice in Spring (for Summer and Fall registration) 20
Complete at least 15 credit hours for the semester Once per semester 20
Complete all the courses you begin with no withdrawals Once per semester 20
Earn a credential (CT, TC, AAS, etc.) Once per earned credential 20
Make Dean's list for the semester Once per semester 20
Receive an honors distinction at graduation Once per program completion 20
Complete the IVYT course during the first semester Once 20
Complete the semester with a 3.0 or above GPA Once per semester 10
Complete at least 12 credit hours for the semester Once per semester 10
Complete all assignments for each class Once per semester per class 5
Complete all tests and exams in each class Once per semester per class 5
Attend a campus based tutoring session Once per session attended 1
Utilize tutor.com

Once per session attended

1
View course syllabus in each course Once per course per semester 1
Meet with Academic Advisor within first 30 days of the semester Once per semester 20
Meet with Faculty Advisor within first 30 days of the semester Once per semester in Fall and Spring 20
Meet with Disability Support Services at least once First meeting 20
Meet with Faculty Advisor within 30 days of College admission Once 15

Being on plan with your current Academic Completion Plan

Once per semester 10
Have an Academic Completion Plan Once per program 10
Meet with an instructor about a course Once per semester per class 5
Meet with Academic Advisor after the first 30 days of the semester Once per meeting attended 5
Meet with Faculty Advisor after the first 30 days of the semester Once per meeting attended 5
Additional Meetings with Academic Advisor Once per meeting attended 5
Additional Meetings with Faculty Advisor Once per meeting attended 5

Additional Meetings with Disability Support Services

Once per meeting attended 5
Meet with iSucceed student success coach Once per session attended 5
Meet with Ivy Tech student success coach Once per session attended 5
Complete a work and learn experience Once 20

Meet with Career Coach before end of first 8 weeks

Once 20
Meet with Career Coach Once per meeting attended 5
Complete Career Assessments Once 5
Upload a Resume Once 5
Upload a Cover Letter Once 5
Participate in Employability Skill Development Activity Once 5
Create an elevator pitch Once 5
Submit a professional networking profile Once 5
Engage with an employer or industry professional

Once per meeting, up to 3 times

5
Apply to work and learn opportunities in Hire Ivy

Once

5
Interview prep with a Career Coach Once 5
Complete Launch Survey Once 5
Register for classes within 21 days of College admission Once 20
Complete FAFSA within 15 days of College admission Once 20
Take at least one course per semester without taking a semester off Once per consecutive semester - resets if you take a semester off 15
Complete FYIvy Once 10
Complete College orientation Once 10
Submit college or high school transcripts within 14 days of College admission Once 5
Complete Knowledge Assessments within 21 days of College admission Once per assessment 5
Complete the FAFSA between Oct 1 and April 15 Once per academic year 20
Get to a paid status by the posted payment deadline Once per semester 20
Complete a Scholarship application Once per year - earned at end of Spring semester 15

Work on campus as a student work study employee

Once per semester 10

Be a member of a Student Organization

Once per semester in Fall and Spring 10, for 1st, 5 for any additional

Attend a campus activity

Once per activity; cap points at 50 per semester 2
Attend a programming series Once per activity Varies
Hold an officer position in a Student Organization Once per semester in Fall and Spring, for each officer role 20
Complete Student Leadership Academy Once 20
Install the Ivy Tech app on your phone Once 10
Install the Canvas app on your phone Once

10

Sign into Canvas at least once per week Once per week 2
Sign into your Ivy Tech email at least once per week Once per week 2