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Accelerated Associate Degree (ASAP)

WHAT IS THE ASAP PROGRAM?

Ivy Tech Community College’s ASsociate Accelerated Program (ASAP for short) helps qualified high school graduates earn a two-year associate degree in just 11 months! This nationally-recognized, full-time program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor’s degree. In fact, 100% of our ASAP students have been accepted into one or more four-year colleges!

A Full-Time Program
Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Coursework is spread over five eight-week terms, or 2 ½ semesters. It’s a rewarding program—but a rigorous one, that will essentially become a student’s full-time occupation until graduation.

Cohort Learning
Classes are held in small, closely-knit groups known as “cohorts.” Classmates remain with their cohort throughout the program—encouraging, assisting, and depending on each other every step of the way.

Individual Attention
A dedicated ASAP coordinator helps students identify academic goals, then maps out a clear path they can follow to success, while faculty teams of four teachers per term offer individual attention.

SAVE THOUSANDS ON TUITION

Most graduates of the ASAP program plan to continue their studies. By completing your associate degree at Ivy Tech, you can save over $10,000 on the cost of a bachelor’s degreeLearn more about transfer opportunities

SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS

60% of ASAP students earn a degree in just one year

98% of students persist after one year toward their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree

100% of our graduates who have applied have been accepted into one or more four-year colleges

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ASAP Program Details

  • The ASsociate Accelerated Program (ASAP), which gives students the ability to earn an associate degree in 11 months, is offered at many Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of academic programs, as shown in the tables below. If you don’t see a location or academic program listed, it is not currently offered as an accelerated associate degree at this time.

      General Studies Liberal Arts Psychology Business Admin. Education – Elementary Education – Special Education – Secondary Cyber Academy Accounting Criminal Justice Informatics Computer Science Industrial Tech Welding Pre-Nursing
    Bloomington X X X X X           X     X
    Columbus
    (Including Muscatatuck Urban Training Center for Cyber Academy)
    X X X X X    

    X

               
    Evansville   X                        
    Franklin X X X X X                  
    Greencastle X X X                      
    Indianapolis X X X X X                  
    Kokomo X X X X X                 X
    Lake County at Gary X X X X               X    
    Lawrenceburg X X X X X X X   X X        
    Logansport X X X X X                 X
    Muncie X X   X X X               X
    Shelbyville X   X X X               X  
    South Bend X                          
    Terre Haute         X X                
    Warsaw         X X X              

    Scroll to the right to see all 14 programs >

  • Ivy Tech currently offers accelerated associate degrees in 14 academic areas. Each degree can be completed in just 11 months or about 2 ½ semesters. Not all campuses offer each degree, so read on to find the degree that best fits your interests and is offered close to you.

     

    ASAP Degree

    OFFERED AT

    BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    Learn principles that build a background for success in business, including the creation of marketing plans, budgets, and case studies.

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    Bloomington
    Columbus
    Franklin
    Indianapolis
    Kokomo
    Lake County at Gary
    Lawrenceburg
    Logansport
    Shelbyville

    INFORMATICS
    Learn how people and technology interact so you can develop skills to make tomorrow’s computers and software more useful.

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    Bloomington
    LIBERAL ARTS
    Explore personal and academic growth in areas from critical thinking to creative expression as you build toward a bachelor’s degree.

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    Bloomington
    Columbus
    Evansville
    Franklin
    Greencastle
    Indianapolis
    Kokomo
    Lake County at Gary
    Lawrenceburg
    Logansport
    Muncie

    PSYCHOLOGY
    Psychology is the study of behavior, a highly valuable career skill. Studies include human sexuality and theories of personality.

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    Bloomington
    Columbus
    Franklin
    Greencastle
    Indianapolis
    Kokomo
    Lake County at Gary
    Lawrenceburg
    Logansport
    Shelbyville

    GENERAL STUDIES
    Get broad exposure to a solid core of courses largely transferable to 4-year institutions as required for a bachelor's degree.

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    Bloomington
    Columbus
    Franklin
    Greencastle
    Indianapolis
    Kokomo
    Lake County at Gary
    Lawrenceburg
    Logansport
    Muncie
    Shelbyville
    South Bend

    EDUCATION – ELEMENTARY
    Help set the tone for young learners' educational journeys. 

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    Bloomington
    Columbus
    Franklin
    Indianapolis
    Kokomo
    Logansport
    Muncie
    Shelbyville
    Terre Haute
    Warsaw

    EDUCATION – SPECIAL
    Learn to provide a safe and enriching classroom experience for students with differing abilities.

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    Fort Wayne
    Lawrenceburg
    Muncie
    Terre Haute
    Warsaw
    Teacher instructing high school math class.

    EDUCATION – SECONDARY
    Select from teaching Biology, Chemistry, or Math to students in their teenage years.

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    Fort Wayne
    Lawrenceburg
    Warsaw

    CYBER ACADEMY
    This nationally recognized program helps students learn how to effectively secure computers, networks, and critical infrastructure.

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    Columbus Campus offers the program at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

    ACCOUNTING
    Gain real-world accounting experience with software such as QuickBooks and Sage 50, while also partnering with CPA firms across the state.

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    Lawrenceburg

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    Learn from instructors with real-world experience in career fields like law enforcement, court services, security, and others.

     

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    Lawrenceburg

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Acquire skills needed to interact with computers and complex software in any organization, using programming and critical thinking.

     

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    Lake County at Gary 

    INDUSTRIAL TECH WELDING
    Manufacturers need technicians who understand modern machines. Train for career fields like repair technician, welder, or machinist.

     

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    Shelbyville

    PRE-NURSING
    Work toward an LPN, ASN, or transfer as a junior. Learn to care for patients and qualify to work in hospitals, home health, and more.

     

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    Bloomington
    Kokomo
    Logansport
    Muncie

  • The ASAP program at Ivy Tech has more specific admission criteria than Ivy Tech as a whole. Prospective ASAP students must:

    • Be younger than 22 years old
    • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5
    • Have a strong high school attendance record
  • (1) Apply to the ASAP Program First

    Students interested in pursuing an associate degree with the Ivy Tech Community College’s ASsociate Accelerated Program (ASAP) program must first apply to the ASAP program.

    Apply to ASAP

    Once your application is received, an ASAP coordinator will contact you via email and/or text. Your campus ASAP coordinator will personally help you navigate through the enrollment process.

    (2) Apply to Ivy Tech

    The second step is to submit the Ivy Tech general application and complete the requirements for admission to the college. Admission to the college does not ensure acceptance to an ASAP program.

    Apply to Ivy Tech

    (3) Upload Your High School Transcript

    Your high school transcript will be evaluated to determine if you meet the requirements for admission to an ASAP program. You must have a high school GPA of at least 2.5 and a strong attendance record.

    Upload your high school transcript

    (4) Get a Nomination or Letter of Recommendation from an Adult

    Have your counselor, favorite teacher, employer, or coach nominate you for the ASAP program here. Letters of recommendation can also be emailed directly to local campus ASAP staff.

    Nominate a student

    (5) Interviews with ASAP Staff

    Not every campus requires interviews, but the ASAP coordinator will let you know if they need to be scheduled.


    Check Your Email Throughout the Process

    It’s important to regularly check your email. Important information regarding the program will be sent to the email address you provide.

  • ASAP applications are accepted year-round, but the priority application deadline for all locations is April 15. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority application deadline each year.

    Location

    Priority Application Deadline

    Program Start Date

    Bloomington April 15 Summer
    Columbus
    (including Muscatatuck)
    April 15 Fall
    Evansville April 15 Summer
    Franklin April 15 Fall
    Greencastle April 15 Fall
    Indianapolis April 15 Fall
    Kokomo April 15 Summer
    Lake County at Gary April 15 Summer
    Lawrenceburg April 15 Summer
    Logansport April 15 Summer
    Muncie April 15 Fall
    Shelbyville April 15 Fall
    South Bend April 15 Fall
  • Most Ivy Tech campuses that offer the ASAP program require applicants to be nominated by an adult familiar with the student’s potential for academic success. To nominate a student for the ASAP program at Ivy Tech, complete the nomination form here.

    Nominate a student

    You may also write a letter of recommendation and email it directly to the local campus ASAP coordinator.

    Find local ASAP contact info 

Contact Us

LeeAntwann McCline, ASAP Director
219-981-1111, ext. 2266
lmccline@ivyech.edu
   
Rosie Lopez-Malagon, Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives and ASAP
219-392-3600, ext. 2312
rlopezmalagon@ivytech.edu