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Ivy Tech transfer opportunities

We offer more than 100 transfer programs with in- and out-of-state schools. Which means transferring your Ivy Tech credits to another college or university has never been easier. Last year more than 31,000 students transferred; we’d love to help you become one of them this year. 

Take advantage of reverse transfer at Ivy Tech, earn an associate degree

From raises and promotions, to a credential on your resume, there are many benefits to having an associate degree.

Even if you start at Ivy Tech and transfer to a four-year for your bachelor’s, you may be eligible to transfer your credits back to Ivy Tech and receive an associate degree – for no additional cost. Learn more about reverse transfer opportunities. 

Listen to an in-depth discussion on Ivy Tech transfer opportunities on our podcast, "Our College, Your Voices." 

Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP) Degree Programs

By completing one of these degree programs you will be eligible to transfer to ANY public four-year institution in the state of Indiana. You will be transferred in with junior status once you are admitted to that college or university.*  Please watch the video, visit our TSAP page, and talk with your advisor for more information!

*Certain coursework taken at Ivy Tech prior to Fall 2014 can be counted toward completion of a TSAP program - to learn more we encourage you speak with an advisor. 

Transfer as a Junior programs, officially known as TSAP (Transfer Single Articulation Pathways) programs, are based upon a curriculum agreed upon across all of the public institutions in Indiana. These programs allow you to graduate from Ivy Tech Community College with an associate degree, then transfer directly to the four-year college or university directly as a junior.

Remember, completing the Transfer as a Junior program does not guarantee admission to your chosen university. We encourage you reach out to the academic advising office of the university you hope to attend to better understand admission requirements of that university.

It is important you stay in contact with your Ivy Tech advisor throughout your academic journey to meet your Transfer as a Junior program requirements. Changing your plan without speaking with an advisor could result in not completing the program within the two-year time frame required for this process. 

Ivy Tech Community College’s Start as a Sophomore, also known as the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), prepares you for a successful start to your associate degree with Ivy Tech and your bachelor's degree.

Formerly known as the Gen Ed Transfer Program, Start as A Sophomore allows you to begin your time at Ivy Tech with a 30-credit hour block that transfers to all other public four-year colleges in Indiana. The curriculum of these core classes is the same at Ivy Tech as the other institutions, but the tuition rate is less.

By starting at Ivy Tech, you can save money while furthering your education!

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Transferring Credits You Earn at Ivy Tech

Transfer Partnerships with Other Colleges and Universities

When deciding where to transfer, there are a few things to consider including: whether the credits you have earned are transferable to that institution, the compatibility between the Ivy Tech program and the program at other institutions, and the availability of the program you are seeking. We have a variety of transfer agreements and programs are available.

Course-to-Course Transfer


Ivy Tech courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities:

  • Core Transfer Library (CTL): is a list of courses that will transfer among all Indiana public college and university campuses, assuming adequate grades. Core Transfer Library courses will meet the general or free elective requirements of undergraduate degree programs and most CTL courses will also count towards degree program requirements, if an equivalent course is taught at the four-year campus you plan to attend.
  • Non-CTL: other Ivy Tech courses that transfer a single college or university. See your regional academic advisor for a listing of courses in your community.

Concurrent Admission and Bridge Programs

Unique regional transfer programs that often offer scholarships and benefits afforded to students at both Ivy Tech Community College and the transfer college. There are some available programs that allow for students to live in dorms on the campus! To learn more about what your program might offer, take a look at the following programs:

The following programs are restricted to students attending specific Ivy Tech campuses:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Transfer Opportunities

An associate of applied science (AAS) degree is designed for students planning to join the workforce after graduation. Those who are planning to transfer into a 4 year program should take the Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degree while at Ivy Tech. However, students with an earned AAS degree may decide to pursue transfer into a four-year program after completing their program. Several institutions have identified specific transfer opportunities that are available to students with an AAS degree and which allow students to transfer the credits they earned toward a bachelor's degree. Learn more about the schools and programs available for AAS transfer by clicking the appropriate link below:

Participating State Colleges and Universities in Indiana

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Transferring to a four-year college or university can be overwhelming and even confusing at times. The Student Transfer Guide has been developed to help you make decisions about transferring credits and even completing the first semester at your new institution. This guide has the answers you need to commonly asked questions about transferring your credits successfully. Learn more by clicking above!

Transferring Credits You Earn at Ivy Tech

When deciding where to transfer, there are a few things to consider including: whether the credits you have earned are transferable to that institution, the compatibility between the Ivy Tech program and the program at other institutions, and the availability of the program you are seeking.  We have a variety of transfer agreements and programs are available.  Click the links below for more details!

Transfer Partnerships (by Program) with Other Colleges and Universities


Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology


Automotive Technology

Aviation Technology



Building Construction Management

Business Operations, Applications, and Technology (BOAT)

Business Administration


Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Technology

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Cyber Security

Database Management and Administration

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Design Technology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education


Elementary Education

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electronic Technology

Emergency Medical Technician (see Paramedic Science)

Energy Technology

Engineering Technology

Environmental/Interior Design

Fine Arts

General Studies

Healthcare Specialist

Health Information Technology

Homeland Security/Public Safety

Hospitality Administration

Human Services

Industrial Technology


Information Technology

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Legal Studies

Liberal Arts

Library Technical Assistant

Machine Tool Technology

Manufacturing Production and Operations

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Medical Assisting

Medical Imaging

Medical Laboratory Technology



Optometric Technology

Paralegal Studies

Paramedic Science

Patient Care Technician


Physical Therapy Assistant

Practical Nursing


Professional Communication


Radiation Therapy

Respiratory Care

Special Education

Software Development

Statewide Transfer General Education Core

Supply Chain Management

Surgical Technology


Visual Communications

Transfer Partnerships (not Program-Specific) with Other Colleges and Universities


If you are planning on transferring to a four year college/university and you have questions or are experiencing any issues transferring credits, please call 1-888-IVY-LINE or contact your local Transfer Advocate. Click on a location in the menu above for contact information.