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Indiana College Core in High School

GET A JUMP-START ON YOUR DEGREE

EARN THE INDIANA COLLEGE CORE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Indiana College Core Long-Term Certificate
30 Credit Hours | 2 Semesters | 1-Year
Offered at 29 Ivy Tech Locations, plus 100% Online

The Indiana College Core is a long-term certificate offered by Ivy Tech consisting of a block of 30 credit hours toward general education requirements. The credits are guaranteed to transfer to another Indiana public college or university (that's a guarantee backed by the Indiana legislature!). Thirty credit hours are equivalent to your first year in college. So if you're taking Ivy Tech classes in high school through Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment (see the difference), and you complete the Indiana College Core, you could earn your first year of college credits before you graduate!

The Core is offered at more than 100 Indiana high schools and 29 Ivy Tech locations throughout the state as well as 100% online. Full-time students typically take two semesters, or one year to complete the Core.

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Courses

To earn the Core, students must take at least three credit hours in six general education competency areas, as well as an additional 12 “elective” credit hours from the same competencies (totaling 30 credit hours). Once these credits have been earned, you will have fulfilled the core requirements equivalent to your first year of college. 

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THE NEXT STEP IS YOUR CHOICE

⇒ Continue at Ivy Tech for an Associate Degree

If you complete the Indiana College Core in high school, it's an easy transition into Ivy Tech full-time after graduation. You'll already have one year of credits under your belt and only one more year of classes to complete an associate degree of your choice (an associate is a 2-year degree). 

⇒ Start as a Sophomore at a 4-Year University

Start as a Sophomore logoSuppose your goal is a bachelor's degree. In that case, you can complete the 30-credit Indiana College Core by taking Ivy Tech classes in high school and then enroll in any public Indiana four-year university as a sophomore after you graduate. Ivy Tech calls this the Start as a Sophomore pathway.

High school students on the Start as a Sophomore pathway who complete their first year of college at Ivy Tech through Dual Enrollment classes (where students pay tuition) can save more than $5,000 on their bachelor's degree. Dual Credit high school students, who take classes for free at their high school, can save even more!

SAVE $5,000+

INDIANA COLLEGE CORE STUDENT PROGRESS CHECKLIST

Use this handy checklist to monitor student progress toward fulfilling the Indiana College Core. You can check off completed courses, add subtotals for each competency area, and tally total completed credits.

HOW TO GET STARTED ON THE INDIANA COLLEGE CORE

Apply to Ivy Tech

To get started, simply apply to Ivy Tech! You'll soon be on your way to saving thousands of dollars as you complete the Indiana College Core through Ivy Tech while you're in high school.

Contact Us with Questions

If you have questions or need assistance we’re available every day, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. via phone at 888-IVY-LINE (888-489-5463) or online chat.

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Find Local High School Programs Contact Info

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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
812-330-6334

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 K-14 Initiatives: Dual Credit & Early College
Dawn BonAmi
dbonami@ivytech.edu
260-480-4294

Director K-14 Engagement and Transition
Kyle Bischoff 
kbischoff2@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
317-921-4622

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

Director, Dual Enrollment & Transition
Robyn Williams
rwilliams457@ivytech.edu
317-449-9628

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 locations. Select a location 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.

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.