New process will streamline, simplify enrollment of more than 52,000 high school students per year
INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College today launched a new online application process for one of the college’s largest student groups.
Students participating in Ivy Tech’s high school-based dual credit program will now be able to complete the application process online in a more efficient manner. Students will also be able to complete the application process in their high school with their dual credit instructor.
Ivy Tech recently announced its dual credit enrollment has reached an all-time high of 52,908 enrolled students for the 2014-15 school year. Enrollment in the high-school based program saves Indiana students and their parents $40 million in tuition costs.
This year’s dual credit enrollment represents a 15.5 percent increase in students, compared to the 45,819 high school students enrolled last year and a 41 percent increase in students compared to the 37,505 students enrolled two years ago.
Ivy Tech’s dual credit program allows high school students to simultaneously earn both college credit at Ivy Tech and high school credit. Dual credit courses are free to students, saving parents even more on their child’s college education.
“We are pleased to bring a more efficient and streamlined process to more than 419 high schools and career centers that actively participate in our dual credit program each year,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “Dual credit not only encourages greater participation in higher education, but it helps students overcome real and perceived obstacles to higher education.”
Dual credit plays an important role in strengthening the connection between high school and college, making the transition between sectors easier for students while providing high school students with a realistic understanding of college-level academic expectations.
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.