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Where to Go For What: Your Guide to Student Resources

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Harshman Hall

The bookstore is your go-to destination for textbook and course materials, school supplies, Ivy Tech merchandise, technology products, and convenience items.

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Harshman Hall

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office is dedicated to ensuring that students with documented disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and campus activities. They offer personalized accommodations, advocacy and support, confidentiality, collaboration with faculty and staff, and resource guidance.

The Dual Credit Office offers an opportunity for high school students to jumpstart their college education. Through our dual credit program, you can earn college credits while still in high school, paving the way for a smoother and more affordable transition to college.

Student Life Center

Interested in getting a jump on your college education while still in high school? The Dual Enrollment Office is here to help you explore your options, understand the application process, and choose courses that align with your academic plans. Dual enrollment high school or home school students attend class on Ivy Tech’s campus, or online/virtually with Ivy Tech’s affordable tuition rates. Scholarships are often available.

Student Life Center

In an era where technology and education are increasingly intertwined, the Educational Technology office is dedicated to enhancing your learning experience . We're here to support you in navigating and maximizing the benefits of technology in your educational journey. Students can receive technology assistance for coursework or learn how to navigate IvyLearn.

Harshman Hall

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Open Lab is a dynamic, supportive space designed to help students whose first language is not English. We focus on enhancing your English language skills in a welcoming environment, aiding your academic and professional development. We offer free tutoring and workshops for actively enrolled, non-native English-speaking students.

Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students navigate the complexities of funding their education. We understand that financial planning is a crucial aspect of college life, and our goal is to make the process as transparent and manageable as possible for every student. Get help with your FAFSA, applying for scholarships, and more! 

Harshman Hall

Ivy+ Career Link is your comprehensive resource for building a successful career path. We understand that preparing for your future career involves more than just academic achievements; it's about understanding your strengths, creating impactful professional documents, and connecting with real-world opportunities. Our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way. Our key services include career exploration and planning, professional document preparation, and internship and employment connections.

Harshman Hall - financial aid approved appeals (SAP)

Coliseum Campus - academic and 3peat appeals

Ivy League Coaching is a dedicated support service designed to assist students enrolled in specific academic programs, including 3-Peat, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and those who are on academic reinstatement. Our goal is to provide personalized guidance and resources to help you navigate your academic challenges and achieve success. The program is split up between the Student Resource Center and Tutoring Services.

Fort Wayne Warsaw
Coliseum Campus
Miller Hall
Room 250
574-267-5428 ext 7253

The Library is much more than a place to check out books. It’s a vibrant academic hub where you can find a wealth of resources, technology, and support services to enhance your learning experience. Whether you’re conducting research, studying for exams, or looking for a quiet space to work, our library is designed to cater to your needs. In Fort Wayne, we offer research assistance, technology access, study rooms, book and resource lending, and a coffee and tea station. We also house Tutoring Services!

Harshman Hall
260-482-9171 ext. 4523 

Struggling with math or simply looking to sharpen your skills? The Math Center is your go-to resource for all things math-related. We offer drop-in tutoring, exam preparation support, and a welcoming learning environment.

The Student Life office is the heartbeat of our vibrant campus community. We're dedicated to enriching your college experience beyond the classroom. Whether you're looking to join student clubs, participate in campus events, or just find your place in the Ivy Tech community, the Student Life office is your gateway to an engaging and fulfilling college journey. Visit IvyLife for details.

Harshman Hall

We understand that life’s challenges can sometimes impact your educational journey. The Student Resource Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to help you navigate these challenges. Whether you need assistance with emergency funds, transportation, or food insecurity, our team is here to offer the necessary resources and guidance.

The Titan Academic Advising Center is your central resource for academic planning and registration. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you navigate your educational journey, ensuring you have a clear path towards achieving your academic and career goals. For students enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars program, our specialists provide tailored support, ensuring you meet program requirements and take full advantage of this valuable resource.

Harshman Hall

TRIO Student Support Services offers services to 160 first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities as they pursue a college degree from Ivy Tech. Specifically, our goal is to provide individualized support to eligible students seeking to complete a degree or certificate from Ivy Tech. Admission to our program is not automatic; and there is an application process. We offer personalized academic advising, mentoring and support, financial aid assistance, career and transfer assistance, workshops and seminars, and educational activities.

Harshman Hall

Testing Services provides comprehensive testing solutions to support your academic and professional advancement. Whether you require academic testing for course placement or are seeking to obtain professional certifications, our facility is equipped to meet your needs. We also offer the flexibility of virtual testing for academic assessments, ensuring you can complete your tests in a manner that suits your schedule and preferences.

Coliseum Campus

Tutoring Services offers personalized academic support designed to help you excel in your studies. We understand that every student has unique learning needs, and our goal is to provide the resources and guidance necessary for you to achieve academic success and confidence in your abilities. Find us in the Library!

Harshman Hall

The Writing Center is dedicated to helping students excel in their writing endeavors across Ivy Tech courses. Understanding the importance of strong writing skills in academic success, our center offers personalized assistance to enhance your writing projects.

Building Abbreviations:

AUDCP: Auburn DeKalb Chamber Partnership

ANGESR: Angola Easterseals Rise

CC: Coliseum Campus

CCMB: Columbia City Marshall Building

DECMC: Decatur Merit Center

HM: Harshman Hall

KVII: Kendallville Impact Institute

SL: Student Life Center

TC: Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center

What to Know

degree options:

Associate Degree: Two-year degree from a college

  • AA: Associate of Arts
  • AAS: Associate of Applied Science (usually just a two-year degree)
  • AGS: Associate of General Studies
  • AS: Associate of Science (prepares for transfer to four-year college)

Bachelor's Degree: Four-year degree from a college or university

CT: Certificate

TC: Technical Certificate

TSAP (Transfer Single Articulation Pathways): By completing a TSAP degree program, you will be eligible to transfer to a public four-year institution in the state of Indiana in junior status.

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quick abbreviations:

*AYD: Achieve Your Degree

CRN: Course Registration Number

*DE: Dual Enrollment

ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

*FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

*GPA: Grade-point average

*SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress

*Full definition can be found below

Weekday Abbreviations:

M = Monday

T = Tuesday

W = Wednesday

R = Thursday

F = Friday

S = Saturday

Your instructors might use weekday abbreviations on their syllabus. This is typically the same abbreviations you'll see no matter what college you attend.

Ivy Tech Specific TERMS:

C#/STUDENT ID#: A unique number assigned by Ivy Tech to each individual student.

COLLEGE READINESS ASSESSMENT: Students meet proficiency of academic standards for course prerequisites by either high school grade point average 2.6/4.0 scale, PSAT. SAT, ACT college entrance exams, OR through Knowledge Assessment (KA) in reading, writing, and math.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & BELONGING: At Ivy Tech, we commit to making it a safe environment for every individual and work towards a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging.

HireIvy: Career Coaching & Employer Connections’ (CCEC) online job and internship board.

IVY ADVISING: How to connect with your Academic Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your academic plan and program pathway at Ivy Tech Community College.

IVYLEARN: Ivy Learn is Ivy Tech’s online course content access portal for all learning modalities (F2F, online, and virtual).

IVYLIFE: The web and social media platform available for student government and student organizations.

IVY TECH ALERT: Emergency text alert system so students can find out first when there’s an emergency on campus.

IVY TECH EMAIL ADDRESS: MyIvy username + @ivytech. edu

MyIvy: The online system students use to register for classes and check things like email, grades, bills, financial aid status, college announcements, etc.


ACADEMIC PROBATION: A warning to a student that their academic progress is unsatisfactory and that she or he must improve.

FULL-TIME STUDENT: A student who enrolls in at least 12 credit hours of courses per semester.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Students who are non-immigrant aliens allowed to enter the U.S. for a specific purpose and for a limited period of time. Learn more at

NON-RESIDENT: A student who isn’t an official resident of Indiana. Out-of-state tuition may apply.

PART-TIME STUDENT: A student who enrolls in 11 credit hours or less (this definition can vary based upon source of funding). In financial aid terms, three-quarter time is 9–11 credit hours per semester, part-time is 6–8 credit hours per semester, and less than part-time is 1–5 credit hours per semester.

RESIDENT: A student who lives in Indiana. Tuition is more expensive for non-residents.

VA STUDENT: A student who is attending college with veteran benefits, bills, or grants.


COST OF ATTENDANCE: An estimate of the total cost to attend as a full-time student. This estimate factors in tuition, books, travel, room and board.

DEPENDENT STUDENT: For Financial Aid purposes, a student who does not meet any of the criteria for an independent student.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid found at

FSA ID: Federal Student Aid identification, which consists of a username and password and can be used to login to certain Federal Student Aid websites, such as the FAFSA.

FEES: Course-related costs to attend college.

GRANT (PELL): Financial assistance that does not require repayment, as long as the student has met attendance requirements.

INDEPENDENT STUDENT: For financial aid purposes, a student must be one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, or someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor, or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

LOANS: Financial assistance that must be repaid (often times with interest).

SCHOLARSHIP: A form of financial aid you do not have to repay if all academic performance requirements are met. Students must apply for scholarships through

TUITION: Costs for courses, not including certain fees.

WORK-STUDY PROGRAM: A federal financial aid program that allows students to work on campus.


DISTANCE EDUCATION: Allows a student to take a course or a degree online at the time and place most convenient for the student.

HYBRID CLASS: A name used to describe a course using the traditional face-to-face delivery and other components of learning, such as online assignments, lectures, and activities.

LEARN ANYWHERE CLASSES: A class model where students may choose to meet virtually or in-person, depending on what works best for their needs.

ONLINE CLASSES: Courses taken online, with assignment deadlines but no assigned meeting times. Different than virtual (see Virtual classes).

VIRTUAL CLASSES: A class held online with scheduled, face-to-face meetings held through Zoom or another online videoconferencing platform. Different than online (see Online classes).


ACHIEVE YOUR DEGREE (AYD): A partnership between the College and businesses to offer employees a free or discounted community college education.

DUAL CREDIT: High school students enrolled in high school and free college courses for credit simultaneously, which leads to earlier college completion and/or transfer options.

DUAL ENROLLMENT (DE): Student, school, or scholarship pays tuition for high school students to take coursework with Ivy Tech faculty on-campus/virtual or online! DE – courses align to general education core transfer/program specific requirements where students have interest in earning an Ivy Tech credential.

EARLY COLLEGE: Focused high school dual credit in a degree program that allows students to earn high school and free college credit simultaneously. Student academic guidance is provided in their high school.


3-PEAT (Petition to repeat class 3 times): A student must submit a form to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to request permission to request to take a class after two attempts.

ACCREDITATION: An endorsement given to educational institutions or academic degree programs by an organization that reviews qualifications.

AUDIT: To attend a class without receiving academic credit or grade or taking required testing.

COMMENCEMENT: Graduation ceremony

COMPLETION RATE: The number of credit hours passed divided by the total number of credit hours attempted. A 67% completion rate needs to be maintained so students do not lose financial aid.

CO-REQUISITES: A class that must be taken with another specific class.

COURSE NUMBER: A number that classifies a course. You usually need this number in order to register for a class.

CREDIT HOUR: Credit given for attending one lecture hour of class each week for 16 weeks or equivalent. Most college classes are three credit hours.

DEGREE PLAN: A specific list of required courses and electives to be completed for a degree.

DROP: Un-enrolling from a course prior to the deadline, which may result in some method of a refund to self-pay students.

DROP/ADD: Dropping or adding classes. Dropping a course may change one’s status from full-time to part-time status and impact financial aid. Deadlines apply.

ELECTIVE: A course chosen from a specified list to meet a requirement, such as Statewide Elective, Transfer Cluster Elective, or Transfer General Education Core elective; alternately, a course chosen due to student interest, which may not meet a requirement.

GENERAL EDUCATION: Classes including English, math, science, communication, social sciences, and other courses required to obtain an associate degree.

GPA: Grade-point average; the average of a student’s class grades, generally based on a 4.0 scale. A minimum of a 2.0 is required to keep from losing financial aid.


MAJOR: Your primary area of study. Your college major is the field you plan to get a job in after you graduate

MID-TERM: The halfway point in a semester or course.

ONLINE CLASSES: Courses taken online, with assignment deadlines but no assigned meeting times. Different than virtual (see Virtual classes).

PREREQUISITE: A course that must be taken prior to enrollment in another course.

REGISTRATION: Enrollment in classes.

SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress --To remain in good standing and retain eligibility for financial aid, students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, complete 67% of the courses in which they enroll within a reasonable period of time. You can get specific information on every SAP status and its definition at

SEMESTER: The length of time a class lasts. There are three semesters: Fall starts mid-August and ends mid-December. Spring starts mid-January and ends mid-May. Summer is eight weeks, from June to August.

STACKABLE CREDENTIALS: Some credentials are stackable allowing students to further their education by earning a technical certification, and/or an associate degree.

SYLLABUS: An outline of the subjects in a course of study or teaching.

TERM: Portion of an academic year when classes are held. Ivy Tech has 8-week terms, 12-week terms, and 16-week terms.

THREE-QUARTER TIME: 9–11 credit hours

TRANSCRIPT: A student’s official college record showing courses taken, grades received, class standing, and graduation information. Official transcripts may be obtained from the Bursar’s office. Unofficial transcripts can be found on MyIvy.

UNDECLARED/UNDECIDED: A term used to describe the state of not yet having chosen a major field of study; the opposite of having declared a major.

WITHDRAWAL: The period of time in which a student may withdraw from a course by filing a change of enrollment form through the Express Enrollment Center. Records indicate a “W” rather than a grade when the withdrawal process is completed. Withdrawal deadlines are located on the College Calendar.