Crossroads | Connecting Learning Opportunities


You can begin a college degree at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and complete it across the road at IPFW!
With the Crossroads partnership, it is easier than ever to transfer credits between these institutions, allowing you to pursue your educational goals. Through Crossroads, you have the freedom to attend the school that's right for you - when it's right for you.

To help you avoid the typical roadblocks experienced by transfer students - losing credits, time, and money - Ivy Tech and IPFW work together to ensure that certain courses will be equivalent and transferable between both institutions. That means you can take a variety of courses at Ivy Tech then transfer the credits to IPFW. Both schools have approved associate-to-bachelor's-degree programs that allow you to earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech then complete a bachelor's degree at IPFW. Students may research transfer credit possibilities using the transfer credit guide.

See the Crossroads advising syllabus for information on advising expectations, goals, general information, additional contacts, and steps for transfer. Crossroads students are encouraged to keep a copy of the syllabus with other Crossroads information.


What is the Crossroads Program?
The Crossroads program is a partnership between Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, designed to help transfer students save time, money, and credits. Students may take a variety of courses at Ivy Tech, then transfer courses smoothly to IPFW. Additionally, Ivy Tech and IPFW have partnered to offer associate-to-bachelor's degree programs that allow students to earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech, then complete a bachelor's degree at IPFW.
How does the program work?
Students may choose to:
  • take some classes at Ivy Tech (as many or as few as you want), then transfer to IPFW.
  • earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech, then transfer to IPFW to complete a bachelor's degree.
  • take some classes at IPFW, transfer to Ivy Tech, then transfer back to IPFW to complete a degree.
  • take classes at Ivy Tech and IPFW at the same time to complete a degree more quickly.
What classes are transferable?
What majors are available?
The Crossroads Web site is continually updated with the latest approved associate-to-bachelor's degree programs. You may also contact the Crossroads advisor and receive one-on-one assistance with selecting classes and planning your education. The Crossroads advisor will help you plan classes that will transfer and fit into your major.
How do my records transfer?
How does financial aid work between Ivy Tech and IPFW?
You can count on both Ivy Tech and IPFW to work together to smoothly transfer your registration information, student records, and financial aid between schools as a part of the admissions and transfer process.
Is there a Crossroads Scholarship?
How do I apply for it?
Crossroads students are eligible to receive a scholarship for academic excellence from Ivy Tech and IPFW. The Crossroads Distinguished Scholarship, which is available for new students, covers full tuition at Ivy Tech for two years and full tuition at IPFW for two additional years. Additionally, there are two half-tuition scholarships available. Scholarship applicants must complete an associate degree at Ivy Tech with a 3.5 GPA or higher, then transfer to IPFW to complete a bachelor's degree, while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. For details, contact the Crossroads advisor.
Do I have to be a full-time student to join?
You may enroll as either a part-time or full-time student and there is no time limit for completing the program. Students receive updates from Crossroads staff as program changes are made.
How much does the program cost?
There is no additional fee for participating in Crossroads. You will be charged the standard tuition and fees at the school you are enrolled in.
Can I live in IPFW student housing?
Crossroads students can choose to live in IPFW's student housing on a space-available basis, making campus activities at both Ivy Tech and IPFW more accessible.
How do I join the Crossroads program?
If you are a current IPFW or Ivy Tech student, call the Crossroads advisor at 260-481-6595 or e-mail crossroads@ipfw.edu, and we will help you create a plan of study that fits your needs. If you are a high school student, simply apply for admission at either IPFW or Ivy Tech (depending on where you would like to begin your studies). Let the admissions office at your school of choice know that you are interested in the Crossroads program, and you will be referred to the Crossroads advisor.
Is there a point when it's too late - or too early - to join?
No. You can become a Crossroads student at any point in your academic career, whether you are taking a college class for the first time or finishing up a two-year degree. Whether you are a potential or current student, it is best that you join Crossroads as soon as possible to receive the most benefit from the program.
Where can I find more detailed information?
You can start right here at the Crossroads Web site.
Who will help me with this process?

Crossroads Advising

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Mastodon Advising Center
(260) 481-6595 (If you call: This is an IPFW advising office coordinating Crossroads.)
Kettler Hall, Room 108D
crossroads@ipfw.edu

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast
(260) 480-4229
Harshman Hall 1335
Claudia Alexander
Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator
calexand@ivytech.edu


Crossroads Office Hours

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Mastodon Advising Center
(260) 481-6595 (If you call: This is an IPFW advising office coordinating Crossroads.)
Kettler Hall, Room 108D
crossroads@ipfw.edu

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
(260) 480-4229
Harshman Hall 1335
Claudia Alexander, Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator
calexand@ivytech.edu