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Academic Flexibility

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3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Some days I have to cancel important work or family related things, other days it's just the other way around.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: With the option of online classes, it is easy for me to still have my full time job and make time for doctors appointments and my child.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Scheduling classes has been a headache due to working full-time and being a mother. In my program especially courses fill up fast, there's a limited amount of classes teaching a course, and trying to take courses during the summer is stressful due to very limited options.

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: For the most part, it's great. But, there are some classes that they only offer one or two of so you don't really get a selection if you have to take them...unless they offer it online and you are able to do online learning. That's something that I struggle with so I try to stay in classroom settings.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Ivy Tech is extremely affordable and my professors have been amazing!! The financial aid process was absolutely terrible but it all worked out...eventually.

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The flexibility of classes is great. Classes range in days and times to accommodate everyone. You can take online classes, as well. The school even has flex courses that take half a semester.

All of your credits transfer to the Indiana University you want to attend after Ivy Tech. It doesn't matter if you work during the day, have kids, or want a traditional schedule; Ivy Tech has the classes for you. They have night classes, weekend classes, and classes at various other days and times. 

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
6 credits
Average Credits Per Course
3
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
3 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
12 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
3 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
  • Ask the Admissions Office about whether life credits will transfer.
  • Participation is key. Be sure to show up to all of your classes.
Academic/Testing Requirements
Before signing up for classes, you take a COMPASS test that will determine your placement in a lot of classes.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transferring in and out is an easy process with the help of the staff. Students are responsible for finding out what courses will transfer out to other schools. Transfer courses have a minimum grade requirement of a "C" or higher.
Work & Life Experience Credits
The school does offer life experience credits; students who would like to earn such credits should contact their local campus to discover more about this option.
Typical Session Length
One semester is typically 16 weeks long.
Class Style & Structure
Most classes are lecture style; others give you hands-on experience.
Course Registration Process
Course registration is easy, as it is completed online. Just sign up for the classes where you meet the requirements.
Did You Know?
The Core Transfer Library (CTL) is a list of courses that will transfer among all Indiana public colleges and universities (with the assumption that the student gets adequate grades).

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 163 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 147 responses

  • 59% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 2% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 6% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 30% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 3% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 147 responses

  • 19% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 10% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 2% They only replaced electives.
  • 9% None of my credits transferred.
  • 60% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 147 responses

  • 73% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 22% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 4% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 147 responses

  • 49% Yes
  • 4% No
  • 47% Non-applicable
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