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EACH YEAR 70,000+ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
EARN COLLEGE CREDITS

Get a Jump Start on College or Career

Taking Ivy Tech classes while you’re in high school is a great way to get a jumpstart on your future. Our Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment programs for high schoolers enable students to begin earning college credit while in high school.

You can earn a certificate that allows you to head straight into a high-wage, high-demand career right after graduation, or continue on to college to wrap up an associate degree or even start at a four-year college as a sophomore. Both programs can be free for high school students depending on your goals.

Taking college classes in high school can help students:

  • Get a better understanding of what is expected in college
  • Build increased confidence in their ability to handle college
  • Improve skills in time management, study habits, and handling responsibility
  • Provide access to Ivy Tech resources such as the library and tutoring
  • Make connections with employers

Compare our high school programs below to see which might be best for you.

Which Ivy Tech High School Program Is Right For You?

  DUAL CREDIT DUAL ENROLLMENT
Who It's For
  • Any student in grades 9-12 who meets course prerequisites
  • High school students whose high school doesn’t offer Dual Credit classes
  • Homeschooled students ready for the challenge of college courses
What It Is
  • High school students take Ivy Tech classes at their high school
  • Get both high school and college credit for a single course
  • High School students take college courses directly with Ivy Tech while still in high school
  • Student is enrolled both in high school and Ivy Tech and takes courses separately
  • Get college credit only for Ivy Tech courses
Where You Take Ivy Tech Classes
  • At your high school during the regular school day
  • At Ivy Tech—in person at a campus, online, or a variety of options in between
Who Teaches the Classes
  • Your high school teachers
  • Ivy Tech faculty
Cost
  • Free for students
  • $149.55 per credit hour (or $2,243.25 per semester for a full-time, in-state student)
  • Or, free if you enroll in a career- or technical-based pathway sponsored by Next Level Jobs
  • All required textbooks are free
A Good Fit If...
  • You are looking for training to start a high-wage, high-demand career right after high school
  • Or, you want to get a head start on college and complete up to your freshman year of college credits through the Indiana College Core, also known as our Start As a Sophomore program
  • You are looking for training to start a high-wage, high-demand career right after high school
  • Or, you want to get a head start on college and complete up to your freshman year of college credits through the Indiana College Core, also known as our Start As a Sophomore program
  • You want to gain an understanding of college culture
Benefits
  • Save money—earn college credit up to your first full year for free!
  • Save time—earn college credits in high school and graduate quicker
  • Save time—earn college credits in high school and graduate quicker
How To Apply
Learn More About Dual Credit Dual Enrollment

SAVE A YEAR OF TIME & TUITION!

START COLLEGE AS A SOPHOMORE WITH THE INDIANA COLLEGE CORE

Earn the Indiana College Core by taking Ivy Tech classes while you're in high school. The Core fulfills requirements equivalent to your first year of college, which means you can start as a sophomore at any public (and many private) Indiana 4-year institution right after graduation.

LEVELUP LEARNING TOOL

FREE FOR SCHOOLS & STUDENTS

Ivy Tech's LevelUp online learning tool helps teachers and students identify knowledge gaps and develop customized learning plans for reading, writing, math, and ACT/SAT prep. The resource is geared towards high schoolers and is free for all Indiana schools, students, and parents. 

See Local High School Programs Contact Info

Don't see a nearby High School Programs location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives
Bonnie Willy
bwilly@ivytech.edu
765-289-2291, ext. 1349

Director of K-14 Initiatives & Recruitment
Sammie Hardebeck
shardebeck3@ivytech.edu
812-934-3954, ext. 8119

K-14 Director
Joe Hughbanks
jhughbanks2@ivytech.edu
812-330-6059

Director K-14 Initiatives
William Harmon
wharmon16@ivytech.edu
812-374-5122

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

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

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

Director of K-14 Initiatives
Brian Warrell
bwarrell@ivytech.edu
574-830-0375, ext. 024434

K-14 Outreach Director
Angela Lubbehusen
alubbehusen@ivytech.edu
812-492-0506

Director Academic Affairs Support Dual Credit & Early College
Dawn BonAmi
dbonami@ivytech.edu
260-480-4294

Director K-14 Engagement and Transition
Kimberly Waugh
kwaugh7@ivytech.edu
260-480-2018

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

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Terre Haute.

Director of Admissions, Recruitment and K-14
Abigail Tremain
HamiltonCounty-K14@ivytech.edu
317-921-4300, ext. 084209

Executive Director, K-14 Initiatives
Alonzo Ross
aross130@ivytech.edu
317-401-6864

Director, K-14 Initiatives
Heather Morrison
hmorriso@ivytech.edu
317-921-4800, ext. 084907

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives
Mary Craig
mcraig@ivytech.edu
765-252-5595

Director of Secondary Initiatives
Yvonne Norris
ypena2@ivytech.edu
765-269-5777

Lake County has 3 full-service campuses. Select a campus below to see contact information for their High School Programs department.

Director of K-14 Initiatives & Recruitment
Allie Lay
aleap@ivytech.edu
812-537-4010, ext. 5326

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Director of K-14 Initiatives
Andrea McDole
amcdole3@ivytech.edu
812-265-2580, ext. 4145

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives
Tamera Herschberger
therschberger1@ivytech.edu
765-651-3100, ext. 063418

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Director of K-14 Initiatives
Rebekah Ireland
rireland6@ivytech.edu
765-289-2291, ext. 1244

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Muncie.

Director of Admissions, Recruitment and K-14
Abigail Tremain
HamiltonCounty-K14@ivytech.edu
317-921-4300, ext. 084209

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Director Academic Affairs Support & Secondary Initiatives
Melissa Kircher Smith
msmith@ivytech.edu
765-966-2656, ext. 1126

Executive Director K14 Initiatives
Bill Krammes
wkrammes@ivytech.edu
812-246-3301, ext. 4297

Director of K-14 Initiatives
Brian Warrell
bwarrell@ivytech.edu
574-830-0375, ext. 024434

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Director of Admission, Recruitment, & K-14
Amanda Cox
acox87@ivytech.edu
812-298-2232

Director of K-14 Initiatives
Traci Bryan
tbryan22@ivytech.edu
219-476-4788

Please contact High School Programs at our full-service campus located in Fort Wayne.