Ivy Tech and Purdue Fort Wayne enter guaranteed admissions agreement to benefit regional students

Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University Fort Wayne are again partnering to create opportunities for northeast Indiana students. A new admissions agreement has been signed that gives students enrolled in specific Ivy Tech programs as of the 2020 fall semester guaranteed transfer to Purdue Fort Wayne bachelor’s degree programs.

Eligibility through the Guaranteed Admission Agreement will require a 3.0 cumulative GPA at Ivy Tech and completion of the associate degree.

“This new agreement provides the opportunity for students in Ivy Tech’s programs to envision a pathway to a four-year degree while maintaining focus on their two-year degrees,” said Kim Barnett-Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. “We know this focus on the future feeds the here and now and set our students up for long-term career success.”

“We are pleased to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to provide this opportunity for students in Indiana to easily and seamlessly transition from their completed Associate’s degree program to a Bachelor’s degree program at Purdue University Fort Wayne,” said Carl Drummond, Purdue Fort Wayne’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management.  “Not only will we be extending automatic admissions, but we will also have available transfer scholarships to recognize their hard work and success at Ivy Tech.”

Purdue Fort Wayne has agreed to 17 bachelor’s program areas where guaranteed admission will be offered utilizing Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior associate degrees. These pathways include the following fields: accounting, biology, business economics, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, education, electrical engineering technology, engineering technology, elementary education, finance, human services, information technology, management, marketing, mechanical engineering technology, money and banking, psychology, and visual communications.

Students interested in learning more about transfer opportunities with Ivy Tech, should contact askfortwayne@ivytech.edu or visit ivytech.edu/apply-now.


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.

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