College classes taken at the student's high school, taught by credentialed high school teachers, and tuition is free.
Ivy Tech faculty and staff work with high schools to identify courses that are eligible to be offered. Course content is identical to on-campus offerings and incorporates the same syllabi, class assignments, and examinations while utilizing comparable textbooks. Students taking dual credit classes meet the same academic readiness standards as students taking the course on an Ivy Tech campus. High school faculty teaching a course for dual credit meet the credentialing requirements of Ivy Tech and the licensing requirements of the Indiana Department of Education. High school faculty participate in on-going professional development provided by Ivy Tech.
Steps to take
- With limited exception, classes are available to students in the 11th or 12th grade.
- Contact your high school counselor for more information.
- Complete a Traditional Dual Credit application.
- Meet readiness requirements through designated PSAT/SAT/ACT scores or Accuplacer assessment and any course prerequisites.
- Work with an Ivy Tech Community College Dual Credit representative to complete necessary procedures and paperwork.
- No tuition is charged to students or to the school. Ivy Tech covers the cost, as long as college credits are taught at the high school by a high school teacher during the school day. NOTE: Students must pay for classes and textbooks when the classes are Community Campus classes (Ivy Tech classes taught in high schools or area locations outside of the traditional high school program).
- There is no limit to the number of college credits a student can earn through high school-based dual credit.