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Ivy Accelerate for Adults

WHAT IS IVY ACCELERATE?

Ivy Accelerate is a flexible, fast-track program for adults who want to earn a college credential on time. In this unique program, adults with busy schedules can stay on track to earn a certificate in two semesters (one year) or an associate degree in four semesters (two years).

Ivy Accelerate, like any accelerated program, is for serious students. It also has a selective admission process, which means not everyone who applies will get in.

Evening Classes

Classes are held just two nights per week with the flexibility to attend virtually or in person as needed. Required group meetings and activities are held on the first Monday evening of every month.

Cohort Learning & Mentors

Classes are held in small, closely-knit groups of students studying the same major known as “cohorts.” Classmates remain with their cohort throughout the program—encouraging, assisting, and depending on each other every step of the way. Ivy Accelerate students are also assigned a program mentor who helps them map out a clear pathway to graduation.

CURRENTLY OFFERED AT THE Lake County CAMPUS

Ivy Tech Bloomington and Lake County are the only campuses to currently offer Ivy Accelerate. 

The program is available in the fields below. Click to learn more about each one.

IVY ACCELERATE PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 4 Academic Programs to Choose From

    The Ivy Accelerate accelerated program is currently available for seven academic programs at Ivy Tech Lake County. Graduates of Ivy Accelerate have the option to get work in their field, continue on to a higher degree, or both. You choose the credential (certificate or associate degree) you want to pursue based on your goals and interests.

    Eligible for Next Level Jobs

    Some Indiana residents could be eligible to earn a credential tuition-free through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs (paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant). That means you could pursue a Next Level Jobs certificate AND take advantage of the flexible evening classes that Ivy Accelerate offers. Note the Next Level Jobs (NLJ) icons in the table below to see which credentials may be earned tuition-free for qualifying students.

    Credentials Available

  • Eligible for Next Level Jobs

    Some Indiana residents could be eligible to earn a credential tuition-free through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant. That means you could pursue a free Next Level Jobs certificate and take advantage of the flexible evening classes that Ivy Accelerate offers.

    The following credentials are available in the Ivy Accelerate program tuition-free through Next Level Jobs:

    Short-term certificates (known as certificates):

    • Business Administration – Insurance
    • Information Technology Support – IT Help Desk

    Long-term certificates (known as technical certificates):

    • Business Administration
    • Information Technology Support
  • Start Dates

    The Ivy Accelerate program in Lake County has rolling eight-week admissions, which means you can apply any time and start the program at the next available start date. New cohorts start every eight weeks throughout the year.

    2024-2025 Ivy Accelerate cohort start dates:

  • How to Apply

    1. Fill out the Ivy Accelerate program application.
    2. Fill out the Ivy Tech college application.
    3. Obtain a letter of recommendation. It could be an employer, co-worker, previous teacher, or anyone else who knows you as a worker and/or student. 
    4. When requested, send program readiness test scores
    5. Once all application materials have been submitted, participate in an interview.

    The Ivy Accelerate program in Bloomington has rolling eight-week admissions, which means you can apply any time and start the program at the next available start date.

    Want More Information?

    If you're not yet ready to apply but would like more information about the Ivy Accelerate program at the Lake County campus, fill out this short form. Our staff will contact you to answer your questions or help you get started.

  • Contact Us

    LeeAntwann McCline, ASAP Director
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    19-981-1111, ext. 2266
    lmccline@ivyech.edu

    Rosie Lopez-Malagon, Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives and ASAP
    219-392-3600, ext. 2312
    rlopezmalagon@ivytech.edu

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