Ivy Tech Community College, University of Southern Indiana partner for reverse transfer initiative

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Southern Indiana (USI) have created a new statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to USI prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.

To be eligible for the reverse transfer, students need to meet the following transfer policies and conditions:

  • Students will need at least 60 combined credit hours from USI and Ivy Tech
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours from Ivy Tech
  • Students must be a currently enrolled USI undergraduate
  • Students are not eligible for the program if they currently possess an associate degree or higher

“Offering students the ability to earn an associate degree through the reverse transfer opportunity creates a milestone on their educational journey. This credential may make them more marketable, keep them motivated on their way toward a bachelor’s degree, and serve as a valuable asset should they be delayed in achieving their ultimate degree goal,” said Dr. Russ Baker, vice president of academic affairs and university transfer division, Ivy Tech Community College.

Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with other institutions to offer reverse transfer, including: Indiana State University, Purdue University, Ottawa University, University of Phoenix and Western Governors University.

“USI is excited to collaborate with Ivy Tech Community College on reverse transfer,” said Andrew Wright, vice president for enrollment management at USI. “Our goal is to make this process as simple as possible to assist former Ivy Tech students in attaining their associate degree as they work toward their bachelor’s degree here at USI.”

Under the agreement, USI will notify students who meet the minimum requirements to participate. For participating students, USI will submit all transcripts completed by eligible students to Ivy Tech for degree auditing. Ivy Tech will then report back to USI if the associate degree is conferred by sending an official, associate degree-posted transcript, and the USI degree audit will update to indicate the associate degree was earned.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.

About the University of Southern Indiana

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 10,500 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 19,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.

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