Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University Announce Guaranteed Admissions Partnership

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College have built on their long history of partnership in support of students by creating new transfer pathways with five new guaranteed admissions agreements.

The agreements will allow Ivy Tech students who have earned specific associate degrees to transfer as juniors and choose from among nine related baccalaureate programs at IU Bloomington: four in psychology, two in biology and one each in elementary education, informatics and criminal justice.

Students who enrolled at Ivy Tech after June 1, 2021, are eligible for the guaranteed admission option. Each program has specific requirements for admission and the timing of when students may transfer — either the fall or spring terms. According to each agreement, admitted students will be awarded at least 60 semester hours of credit toward their bachelor degree.

“We are thrilled about this new partnership with our colleagues at Ivy Tech,” IU Bloomington Interim Provost and Executive Vice President John S. Applegate said. “The guaranteed admissions agreements plan builds upon our current successful transfer agreements and helps place well-prepared students directly into some of our most sought-after majors.”

“Ivy Tech is pleased to help more students realize their goal of completing a bachelor’s degree at IU Bloomington,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “While there has been a transfer pathway for years, this guarantees a student who completes the appropriate associate degree and meets IU’s requirements will be admitted as a junior into selected programs. This relieves many students and their families of the worry, ‘Will I get admitted?’ and saves them and the state thousands of dollars by completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.”

According to the agreements, the new pathways for transfer students are:

  • Associate of Science in informatics to Bachelor of Science in informatics.
  • Associate of Science in elementary education to Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education.
  • Associate of Science in criminal justice to Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.
  • Associate of Science in biology to Bachelor of Arts in biology or Bachelor of Science in biology.
  • Associate of Science in psychology to Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Bachelor of Science in psychology, Bachelor of Science in organizational and business psychology, or Bachelor of Science in clinical psychological science.

More information about transfer pathways to IU Bloomington is available on the Transfer Single Articulation Pathways webpage.

The five new agreements expand the list of guaranteed admissions options that are available to Ivy Tech students. More information is available on Ivy Tech’s guaranteed admissions webpage.

What they’re saying:

“Ivy Tech’s mission includes being Indiana’s workforce engine, as well as the state’s largest transfer institution. We enroll a large number of students each year who wish to graduate from Ivy Tech and then transfer to IU Bloomington and complete a bachelor’s degree. In the past, students were somewhat uncertain about whether or not they would be admitted to IU Bloomington. This will not be the case with these new opportunities, which clearly identify the requirements for guaranteeing their admission to IU Bloomington. We are particularly pleased with the variety of program opportunities, including in STEM areas with high job demand in Indiana.” Kara Monroe, Ivy Tech provost

“We are excited to broaden our collaboration with Ivy Tech and continue to find ways to support student success. The existing Hoosier Link program and Transfer Tuesday events have been successful in transitioning students from Ivy Tech to IU Bloomington. These guaranteed admission agreements, in some of the most in-demand and popular majors, will assist in continuing to streamline degree progression and completion.” David Johnson, IU vice provost for enrollment management

“Helping students realize their dream of pursuing an undergraduate degree and being successful at this endeavor is of utmost importance to us at IU Bloomington. The partnership makes this goal more attainable for students who have begun their studies at Ivy Tech and who want to pursue a baccalaureate degree in one of these five areas on the Bloomington campus. The certainty and affordability these agreements promote greatly benefit these students and, in turn, all Hoosiers.” Kurt Zorn, IU Bloomington’s acting vice provost for undergraduate education

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

Ivy Tech Community College Names Julius Edwards as Vice President of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Julius Edwards the vice president of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain, effective September 27, 2021. Edwards currently serves as the vice chancellor of Academic Affairs for the Marion, Ind. campus.

The vice president for Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain builds deep relationships in these economic sectors and utilizes employer-driven, voice-of-the-customer, and demand-driven data to develop strategies and plans to meet the workforce needs of this space. The vice president will assist and represent the senior vice president of Workforce and Careers in establishing strategic linkages with employers and associations related to the economic sectors that can benefit from the College’s mission to enhance the educational achievement of Hoosiers.

“Ivy Tech is at the forefront of helping students achieve their academic goals and assisting organizations in hiring and training Indiana’s workforce,” said Edwards. “I look forward to working with campus leaders in developing relationships with organizations and businesses statewide and beyond.”

In his current role, Edwards provides vision, leadership, and mentoring to 20 chairs, faculty, and dean at the Marion campus. Most notably, he collaborated with Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University to secure an AVD Foundation Grant, increased tutoring utilization by 20 percent, and worked with program chairs to review and revise employer advisory councils to identify business leaders who can provide insight on workforce needs.

Edwards started with Ivy Tech ten years ago as the assistant director of the Financial Aid Office/Default Management. His roles have included: director of the Transfer Center, divisional department chair/interim dean for various programs, and dean of the School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain and School of Public Affairs & Social Services.

“Julius Edwards is uniquely qualified to fill this incredibly important role. His extensive and successful background in business, his track record of leading change and growth at the College, and his demonstrated commitment to our students, employer partners, and the great Hoosier state, underscore why he is the best person to serve as our next vice president of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain. I am delighted he has agreed to serve in this capacity and look forward to working closely with him,” said Chris Lowery, senior vice president of Workforce and Careers, Ivy Tech Community College.

Prior to Ivy Tech, Edwards held roles at: JT International LLC as accountant/financial advisor/business consultant; Flagstar Bank as branch manager/subject matter expert; First Investors Corporation as a registered representative; and Unified Financial Services as a mutual fund accountant. His accomplishments include co-founding the Indiana Transfer Council (ITC), nomination for the Center for Leadership Development’s Minority Achievers Award, and a finalist for “Indiana’s Best and Brightest” in in education.

Edwards has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the Indiana University and Purdue University Kelly School of Business and a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

Ivy Tech Community College Hosting Express Enrollment

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College will host Express Enrollment starting Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. During the event, prospective students will complete their enrollment steps and sign up for classes that start October 20, 2021.

Walk-in’s are welcome and no appointment is needed. During their session, participants will receive assistance with assessment, meeting with an advisor, and registering for classes.

There’s never been a better time to get started at Ivy Tech! With the new Ivy+ approach, the cost of tuition has been frozen and all required textbooks will be FREE for the fall and spring semesters.

Ivy Tech offers the most career-focused programs in the state and graduates earn 12 percent more than the state average just one year after graduation. Partnering with employers and colleges, Ivy Tech serves prospective students whether they are working toward a certificate to join the workforce quickly, credits that easily transfer to four-year universities, or an associate degree that guarantees their admission to schools throughout Indiana.

Hundreds of classes start October 20 and are available in multiple formats, including in-person* and online.

For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu/eeday.

*Ivy Tech currently requires the use of a mask or face covering inside our buildings for all individuals (vaccinated or unvaccinated). For more information on our mask policy go to IvyTech.edu/covid19

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.