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Press release from Ivy Tech Community College:

Ivy Tech implements initiatives to simplify transfer processes to 4-year colleges

(INDIANAPOLIS, October 1, 2010) – Ivy Tech Community College is implementing a number of new initiatives to help simplify and ease the student transfer process to four-year colleges and universities.

As part of the college’s strategic plan Accelerating Greatness, the college will publish one, statewide phone number as the first point of contact for student questions regarding transfer of credit. In addition, Regional Transfer Advocates have been assigned at each of the college’s 14 regions to help with student inquiries and questions regarding transfer.

A staff member will also be assigned to provide resources to regional transfer advocates, as well as working to regenerate existing transfer agreements using new criteria and assuring accurate curriculum is posted online for student viewing.

These new initiatives not only align with Ivy Tech’s strategic plan, but also align with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s strategic plan Reaching Higher, which includes a transfer goal to make transfer among colleges easier by agreeing on a common, core associate’s degree curriculum in specific fields.

“Our goal is to provide a seamless transfer process, and working with our four-year partners is essential in ensuring we meet the needs of Indiana by providing a workforce that is ready for the jobs of the future via a seamless higher education system,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “We are appreciative of the partnerships we have with our four-year institutions and praise the Commission for Higher Education for bringing transfer initiatives to the forefront of their statewide goals for colleges. We are ready and able for the challenge.”

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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