Ivy Tech Community College, Northwood University create transfer agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College and Northwood University have created a new statewide transfer agreement to assist students wanting to complete a bachelor’s degree in business administration or hospitality administration.

Under the new agreement, any Ivy Tech student completing the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration will transfer as a junior with at least 60 credits into Northwood University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. In addition, students completing an Associate of Science in Hospitality Administration will transfer as a junior with at least 60 credits into Northwood University’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management. Also, these Ivy Tech students have the opportunity to take other Northwood University business courses, including Automotive Marketing and Management.

With these agreements, Northwood University is offering students from Ivy Tech the opportunity to transfer as juniors into their competitive program. This agreement aligns with Ivy Tech’s “2+2” initiative, which seeks to forge transfer agreements with as many four-year institutions as possible, increasing the ability of Ivy Tech students to transfer on and seek further education.

This is the first formal degree transfer agreement between the two institutions. The two colleges hope to form additional transfer agreements in the future.

“Our goal is to continue to develop statewide transfer agreements to make it easier, faster and more affordable for our students to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degree,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “We are very excited to offer this first-ever 2+2 transfer option with Northwood University and look forward to continuing our partnerships with more transfer agreements in the future.”

“We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Ivy Tech Community College to enable a smooth transition for the students to achieve their educational goals,” said Keith Pretty, President and CEO of Northwood University.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility. Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

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