Ivy Tech Community College signs reverse transfer partnership agreement with five Indiana public institutions

Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with the following four-year Indiana public institutions to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement: Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest) and the University of Southern Indiana. This agreement is also in collaboration with Vincennes University.

The agreement will be applicable to students who have transferred to one of these four-year institutions prior to completing their associate degree.

“By signing this reverse transfer agreement with our four-year higher education partners, Ivy Tech is one step closer to achieving our goal for Hoosiers to earn 50,000 high-quality certificates, certifications and degrees each year,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech. “This agreement ensures students receive the degree they have earned, providing them a meaningful credential from which working students can get a better job and, as research in other states has found, will be more likely to achieve their baccalaureate degree as well.”

The reverse transfer agreement also gives students the opportunity to add to their resume while working towards a bachelor’s degree.

“We are pleased to partner with Ivy Tech, which has a strong presence in East Central Indiana on the reverse transfer degree program,” said Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “While students may be seeking to finish their bachelor’s degree here at Ball State, we know there are several advantages to having an associate degree through reserve transfer. An associate degree makes a person more marketable because it shows that the prospective employee is focused and persistent, which are traits that are highly valuable in today’s competitive job market.”

To be eligible for the reverse transfer program, former Ivy Tech and Vincennes University students must meet the following transfer policies and conditions:

  • Students must be enrolled and in good academic standing at the four-year institution
  • First-time, full-time students are not eligible and must have transferred to the four-year institution to establish residency before transferring to the four-year institution
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the two-year institution
  • Students must have attained a minimum of 75 credit hours (including the 15 credit hours from the two-year institution), and not more than 90 total credit hours during their time at the four-year institution
  • Students must have met all admission requirements at the four-year institution, including attaining at least a 2.0 GPA from the two-year institution
  • Students must not have earned a degree from the two-year institution

“The Reverse Transfer agreement between Indiana’s four-year and two-year public institutions is a strong step toward improving opportunities for students to earn the degrees they deserve,” said Andy Wright, vice president for enrollment management at the University of Southern Indiana.

Reverse Transfer is designed to assist students in pursuing their career goals. Ivy Tech has partnered with several other institutions to offer reverse transfer, including: Ottawa University, Trine University, University of Phoenix, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan, Western Governors University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Purdue Global, Grace University, University of Evansville and Marian University.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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 Ball State University

Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. The University’s 2017-18 enrollment — 22,513 — is the largest in school history and its freshman class of 4,002 is just three students shy of a school record. Every Indiana county is represented among Ball State’s student body, as are all 50 states and 68 countries. Ball State’s 731-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports, but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention and access that are the hallmarks of the University, where 90 percent of classes are taught by faculty. Ball State had its smallest tuition increases in 41 years for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

About Indiana State University

Founded in 1865, Indiana State is public university located in Terre Haute, Ind., offering more than 80 undergraduate majors, 75 graduate programs and 75-plus online programs. Indiana State is dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge while maintaining its longstanding commitment to inclusiveness, community and public service, and access to higher education. State integrates teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens of the world. Indiana State is a perennially top-rated university in the Midwest. Go to indstate.edu to find out why “There’s more to Blue.”

About Indiana University

IU Bloomington is the flagship residential, doctoral-extensive campus of Indiana University. Its mission is to create, disseminate, preserve and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts and creative activity; to challenging and inspired undergraduate, graduate, professional and lifelong education; to culturally diverse and international educational programs and communities; to first-rate library and museum collections; to economic development in the state and region; and to meaningful experiences outside the classroom. The Bloomington campus is committed to full diversity, academic freedom, and meeting the changing educational and research needs of the state, the nation and the world.

About Purdue University

Purdue University, a top public research institution, offers higher education at its highest proven value. Committed to affordability, the University has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels. Committed to student success, Purdue is changing the student experience with greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

About University of Southern Indiana

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 100 areas of study. 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 16,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.

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