Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Tech partner for reverse transfer initiative

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech have created a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Indiana Tech 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 must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours from Ivy Tech in order to be eligible for reverse transfer
  • Student must be currently enrolled as an Indiana Tech undergraduate
  • Student must have no prior associate degree from Ivy Tech
  • Students must have met all admission requirements for Indiana Tech, including attaining at least a 2.0 GPA from Ivy Tech
  • Student has attained 75 or more credit hours (including the minimum of 15 from Ivy Tech), and then will be notified each semester of their potential eligibility for an Ivy Tech associate degree through reverse transfer until they opt-in or opt-out

“We are pleased to offer this benefit to Ivy Tech students,” noted Steve Herendeen, Indiana Tech Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Indiana Tech has a long history of collaboration with Ivy Tech to significantly impact the educational goals of Hoosiers. Reverse articulations make good sense. They provide a unique benefit to those wanting to complete their degree, even if circumstances have interrupted their intended path.”

“Additionally,” Herendeen continued, “those students who complete their associate degrees are much more likely to complete their bachelor’s degrees, at the same time becoming more marketable with an additional credential.”

Through transcript review, Ivy Tech will be responsible for determining which Indiana Tech courses satisfy associate degree requirements, allowing for degrees to be awarded to students. This process will take place in both the fall and spring semesters. The reverse transfer option serves as a valuable asset to encourage students and assists in achieving their career goals. To date, Ivy Tech has awarded 226 associate degrees through reverse transfer, and has 31 degrees pending for the spring of 2017.

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

About Indiana Tech

Established in 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as an engineering college, today’s Indiana Tech educates students well beyond its home base with regional campuses throughout Indiana and Kentucky and online programs that meet the needs of students worldwide. The not-for-profit university specializes in career-oriented degree programs in business, engineering, computer science, criminal justice, health care administration and education. In all, Indiana Tech offers more than 60 degree options at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. level. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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.

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