Ivy Tech is an open admissions college. Some degree-granting programs have limited availability and have additional requirements prior to acceptance to those programs.
Prospective students will provide on the application for admission the name of the high school from which they graduated and the date of graduation. Prospective students who are recipients of a GED/High School Equivalency Exam will indicate on the application for admission that they have completed the GED/High School Equivalency Exam and the date it was earned. High school transcripts are not required for admission to the College, but may be required for selective admission programs such as Nursing, international students seeking admission, and for certain financial aid programs.
Should a course of study at the College be interrupted more than two years, students reapply for admission to the College.
Application for Non-Degree Seeking
Ivy Tech Community College offers courses in many areas. Admission as a non-degree student can be achieved simply by submitting a completed application for admission to the Office of Admissions or online at IvyTech.edu/applynow. High school students may take Ivy Tech courses, but will not be eligible for financial aid. Non-degree students enrolling in general education courses or in courses with English or mathematics pre-requisites must demonstrate course readiness through assessment. Students can meet the assessment requirement in several ways including the submission of previous college coursework/degree (associate or higher), high school grade point average (must have a 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale along with CORE40, Academic Honors, or Technical Honors degree within the last 4 years, or ACT/SAT scores that meet the assessment requirement. Students who do not have these means for assessment can meet the perquisite requirement by taking the ACCUPLACER. Non-degree students taking other courses may also be required to assess. Non-degree students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid.
Application for Guest Student
Prospective students currently admitted as students in good standing (or graduate) at/from another regionally accredited institution of higher education who desire to be admitted to Ivy Tech Community College for the limited purpose of taking courses for transfer to their home institution can be admitted using the guest student admissions process. Guest students are required to submit a Guest Student Application. The application can be found at IvyTech.edu/guest.
Guest students shall be admitted for one semester at a time and must complete the Guest Student Application for each term of enrollment. They are not eligible for any financial aid program administered by Ivy Tech Community College while admitted as a guest student. The guest student may enroll in any course(s) for which they deem themselves eligible. Students should make themselves aware of the pre-requisites for each course.
Application for Dual Credit
Ivy Tech Community College offers opportunities for high school students to enroll in dual credit programs that allow them to receive high school credit and advanced standing college credit at the same time. Each Ivy Tech campus has secured agreements with area high schools to offer dual credit in a variety of courses. Students should contact their school administration to learn what dual credit courses exist at their own high schools. Requirements to participate include admissions, readiness requirements for the course and course pre-requisites.
Application for Apprenticeship
Ivy Tech Community College is a partner with Industrial and Building Trades Apprenticeship programs in Indiana to provide certificates and associate degree programs to Indiana companies and employees. The College and the local joint apprenticeship training committees (JATC) come together and offer educational programs.
Individuals who have been selected by the JATC become Ivy Tech students and have an opportunity to earn college credit while advancing through a registered apprenticeship program.
The apprentice has an opportunity to earn a Technical Certificate (TC), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or Associate of Science (AS) degree.
Students should contact the Apprenticeship Manager at the local campus for more information.
Students who earn an AAS or AS degree who wish to explore transfer opportunities may contact Indiana State University, Indiana University-Labor Studies, the National Labor College, or Sullivan University.
Application for Senior Scholars
Indiana citizens 60 years of age and older can take credit courses at Ivy Tech tuition-free. In order to qualify for this program a person must meet the following requirements:
- Be an Indiana resident
- Be 60 years of age or older at the start of a semester
- Possess a high school diploma or GED
- Be retired from their primary vocation (does not apply to homemakers)
- May not be employed on a full-time basis
- Non-credit courses are not included in the Senior Scholars program
- Students are responsible for books and any associated fees
Application for International Students
International applicants must meet College admission standards and certain other requirements. International students wishing to enter Ivy Tech Community College under an F-1 or M-1 student visa must meet application deadlines for the term they wish to attend.
F-1 and M-1 students are required to enroll as full time students and complete a minimum of at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester, of which only 3 credit hours can be internet based. Students are not required to enroll in classes during the summer, unless it is required by their program.
A foreign transcript equivalency evaluation from an approved evaluator is required to indicate that students have attained at least the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma or transferable college credit. The evaluation (including associated fee) is the students’ responsibility. The College-approved evaluation agencies must be NACES members. Details about NACES, along with the current list of NACES members can be found at naces.org. The type of evaluation report required by Ivy Tech Community College to determine high school equivalency is the general report. Students wishing to transfer foreign credit to Ivy Tech Community College may need to request a detailed or subject analysis evaluation.
F-1 students whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency. J-1 English proficiency is program specific. Students whose first language is not English are generally required to take an English proficiency test. They may utilize the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 61 on the Internet-Based test or 500 on the Paper-Based test, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5, or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 77. Students who have successfully completed an Intensive English Language Program or training at an accredited U.S. institution may meet our English language proficiency requirement. These occurrences will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the regional International Student Advisor/DSO. Additionally, language proficiency may be waived if an applicant is from a country who lists English as their official language, as listed on this CIA website, or has completed standard freshman English, with a grade of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution, or has completed secondary school in the U.S. with passing grades in non-English ESL courses. Official test score reports will be considered if they are less than two years old, and they must be sent directly from the testing center to Ivy Tech Community College.
International students must provide proof of adequate financial support for College fees and living expenses for each year while attending Ivy Tech Community College. International students must submit a letter from an appropriate sponsor, government official or bank official stating that sufficient funds are available to cover the cost of the student’s education and that these funds will be available to the student while attending college in the United States. The International Student Advisor/DSO at the regional campus can provide the minimum requirements for funding.
Additionally, international students must purchase the College’s insurance coverage for medical, accident and repatriation expenses, unless they obtain a waiver, and they must participate in initial course placement evaluation. Please contact the regional International Student Advisor/DSO for complete details on all admissions requirements and deadlines, along with possible restrictions for other non-immigrant visa classifications.