Ivy Tech Launches Online Application for Dual Credit Students

Image courtesy Ivy Tech Community College

Image courtesy Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College this week launched a new online application process for students participating in Ivy Tech’s high school-based dual credit program.  Students will also be able to complete the application process in their high school with their dual credit instructor.  Ivy Tech recently announced its dual credit enrollment has reached an all-time high of 52,908 enrolled students for the 2014-15 school year.

Ivy Tech officials say enrollment in the high-school based program saves Indiana students and their parents $40 million in tuition costs. This year’s dual credit enrollment represents a 15.5 percent increase in students, compared to the 45,819 high school students enrolled last year and a 41 percent increase compared to the 37,505 students enrolled two years ago. Ivy Tech’s dual credit program allows high school students to simultaneously earn both college credit at Ivy Tech and high school credit. Dual credit courses are free to students, saving parents even more on their child’s college education.

“We are pleased to bring a more efficient and streamlined process to more than 419 high schools and career centers that actively participate in our dual credit program each year,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “Dual credit not only encourages greater participation in higher education, but it helps students overcome real and perceived obstacles to higher education.”