Academic Advising at Ivy Tech

Academic Advising serves to help students set and complete their programs and/or academic goals by building relationships within their student success network. Advising is a collaborative partnership where the student is the primary driver for success, and their advisor serves as a navigator to support them through their educational journey.

At Ivy Tech we want each student to make well-informed decisions as they progress towards the completion of their academic goals.

New Students:

If you are new to Ivy Tech and this is the first time you’ll be taking college courses, please contact your Enrollment Center

New students are also encouraged to complete their enrollment steps if you have not already done so.

Current Students:

The best way to accomplish your goals is to meet with your academic advisor. Login to MyIvy by clicking the "Schedule an Appointment" button and follow the below instructions.

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SCHEDULE an Appointment

If you're new to scheduling an advising appointment, you'll want to read the Appointment Scheduling Guide

We encourage you to complete your Advising Checklist prior to your advising appointment. 

Advising Checklist

Your academic advisor will be your guide as you determine which courses to take each semester. If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university, your advisor will help you with that too!

Because we want to ensure that all our students have the best possible experience at Ivy Tech, we require all students to meet with an advisor to build an Academic Completion Plan.  This plan will be your guide to course selection through the completion of your college degree. Working with your academic advisor to create and possibly update your plan could save you time and money.

Advising Resources & Help Videos

  • To find your advisor's name, log in to MyIvy and scroll to the My Advisor section on the lower left. Your advisor's name and email will be displayed here.

    Screenshot of MyIvy with My Advisor section displayed in lower left.

  • Please follow the steps below to access the GPA Calculator:

    1. Log into .

    2. Click on Student > Advising > Degree Completion Tracker.

    3. When the Request Audit page loads, click Plans.

    4. If you have a plan, click on your plan name. If not, please contact your advisor to create your plan.

    5. Once your plan has loaded, click on the calculator icon.

     

    Check out the GPA Calculator Guide for help using this calculator.

  • Use this tool to help you plan your semester course loads and build out your timeline to graduation.

  • Whether you're new to college or just need to brush up on your skills, these study tips may help you be successful in your courses.

    • Manage your time by scheduling your study time.
    • Use a daily, weekly, and monthly scheduler to help keep you on track.
    • List when assignments are due and plan backwards from their due dates.
    • Create a space that is set aside for your college coursework.
    • Have the tools you need on hand to study such as highlighters, computer, paper, calculator, correct lighting, etc.
    • Study in short time blocks of no more than one hour at a time.
    • Break larger assignments into smaller segments.
    • Schedule extra time for the unexpected (the car that breaks down or the printer that jams, etc).
    • Take notes in class and during reading and be sure to review them.
    • Ask yourself questions and then answer them in your own words.
    • Write questions you don't know the answer to in the margins of your notes and ask your instructor.
    • Class attendance is important! It is a time to ask questions, review information, and learn material that isn't found in your textbooks.
    • Form a study group with others in your class.

    SUCCESS TIPS FOR 8-WEEK CLASSES – BE PREPARED

    • Communicate as early as possible with your Instructors and your Academic Advisor if life circumstances are getting in the way of your success.
    • Pay special attention to assignments that may have specific due dates throughout the week, like a discussion board.
    • Organize your materials to fit each of your class requirements.
    • Ask questions early about major assignments; do not wait until the last minute.
    • Balancing your schedule is very important for success. If you plan to take 5 classes, consider no more than three in an 8-week term.
    • Schedule time outside of class to do homework, study for tests, and keep up on required reading.
    • Build relationships with both students and the instructor early in the class.
    • Quickly engage in the course, get your books and materials early, know your deadlines, and know your course syllabus.
    • Get to know your CAMPUS RESOURCES early!

    BENEFITS OF TAKING 8-WEEK CLASSES

    • Complete courses within 8-weeks and beat the mid-semester burnout.
    • You can still earn the same number of credits in a semester.
    • With classes starting every 8 weeks, you will be able to focus on fewer subjects at a time.
  • Ivy Tech offers free online tutoring for those who need help with study habits, test taking, time management, and more. Visit the Tutoring webpage for more information and to connect with Campus Tutoring Services. 

  • These pathways benefit students in multiple ways. The pathways have eliminated some math courses giving students very clear choices of math classes, and less chance to have to repeat math when changing majors.  College algebra is no longer required for as many majors and has been replaced by statistics and reasoning classes to better match the math skills you will actually use on the job.  All of this means that if you struggle in math you may be able to complete your degree requirements and graduate from college in less time.

    Tech Pathway

    This is a class that features math lessons taught using concepts learned in the technical lab. Only minimal algebra is required for this pathway and is included in MATH 122. Students in this pathway will learn concepts they will need on the job.

    Quantitative Reasoning Pathway

    Quantitative reasoning will get you thinking about problem-solving with measurement, geometry, finance, central tendency, and probability.

    Algebra/Calculus Transfer Pathway

    Many of the students in this pathway are in a program of study that prepares them to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree.

    Learn More

Common Questions

  • Contact your campus for assistance.

  • Contact your campus for assistance.

  • You will need to speak with your academic advisor before changing programs. Changing your course of study may impact your financial aid and time to degree completion. Students who want to change their academic program should speak with their advisor, who will start the online process to change a program.

Find Local Advising Contact Info

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

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Advising
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-330-6013, Option #2
bl-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Advising
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Email to set up an appointment: bloomington-eec@ivytech.edu 

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Janet Sharp
812-900-4772
jsharp19@ivytech.edu

Columbus Advising
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-825-9394, ext. 6121
cbottomley2@ivytech.edu

Connersville Advising
717 W 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Fax: 765-825-4516

Phone and Zoom meetings available by request. Call 765-825-9394, ext. 6121.

Call for availability

765-269-5682
aclark505@ivytech.edu

Crawfordsville Advising
2255 Phil Ward Boulevard
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

Enrollment Services/Student Affairs Hours: Effective January 2024:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-492-0531
evansville-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Evansville Academic Advising Center
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Sign Up for a Call Back
Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4125

Fort Wayne Advising
3701 Dean Drive, Harshman Hall, Room 1015
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Academic Advisors by Program

Fax: 260-480-4252

Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5820
hwunder@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

franklin-advising@ivytech.edu

Franklin Advising
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County Advising at Gary
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
ahooping@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Advising by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

317-921-4300
askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu

Hamilton County Advising Center
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign Up to Get a Call Back →

Zoom Video Call
Email askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Advising Team
Ginny Leonard, Director of Academic Advising 
Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
vleonard5@ivytech.edu 

Jenny Atkisson, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain programs, School of Public and Social Services programs, and Psychology
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

Chris Waltz, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education
cwaltz8@ivytech.edu 

Nicole DeSalle, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science and School of IT
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

(317) 917-5715
Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu

Indianapolis Advising
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Advising
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5630
lf-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Advising
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 2117
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Advising department.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Indianapolis.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Advising
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Logansport Advising
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday & Wednesday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-256-2580, ext. 4502

Madison Advising Center
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Fax
812-265-4028

Zoom Video Calls
Available by appointment only. Call 812-256-2580, ext. 4502 to make an appointment. 

Advising Team
Tricia Miracle
812-265-2580 ext. 4137
tmiracle2@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 812-510-3844
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Wednesdays 9:00-1:00pm & Thursdays 2:00-5:30pm
Zoom Link

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-5pm & Thursdays 8:30am-12pm
Zoom Link

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3304
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3304 to schedule an appointment.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-289-2291, ext. 1215
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

All appointments can be setup virtually. Email askMuncie@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Friday (virtually), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4032
kterrell36@ivytech.edu

New Castle Advising
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Zoom Video Call
Email kterrell36@ivytech.ed to schedule.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
lpowell91@ivytech.edu

Richmond Local Enrollment
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-932-7191
mroller1@ivytech.edu

Rushville Advising
330 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Virtual meetings or appointments by request. Call 765-932-7191.

Fax: 765-932-5263

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (5-6 pm by appointment only)
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4309
sl-advising@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Academic Advising Center
8204 Hwy 311, Pfau Hall, G6
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

2024-2025 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
August 10
August 17
December 7
March 15

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Advising Department
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2554
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Academic Advising Center
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

By Appointment Only
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Drop-in Advising Day (No Appointment Required) Tuesdays 8am-5pm CT

219-464-8514 ext. 4720
askvalparaiso@ivytech.edu

Valparaiso Academic Advising
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Call for an appointment

574-267-5428

Warsaw Advising
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582