Press release from IPFW:
Expanded agreement gives IPFW and Ivy Tech students more options
Chancellors for both Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast want to make it easier for students to “cross the road” between the two institutions of higher education.
At a news conference this morning (Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010), Ivy Tech-Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier announced two programs that will begin in 2011. “Ivy Tech’s admissions application will have a check box allowing prospective students to apply to both Ivy Tech and IPFW at the same time. Their admission to IPFW will be delayed until they actually transfer across the street,” said Mosier. “Both of our financial aid offices will be working together to award financial aid to our Crossroads students at their primary campus of attendance.” IPFW Chancellor Wartell noted the expanded agreement will allow the schools to develop even more partnerships in the future. “We already have articulation agreements for 26 academic programs between our schools, we share a Military Student Services coordinator, and we have academic advisors spending half their time at Ivy Tech working with students who plan to transfer to IPFW. Besides that, Ivy Tech Crossroads students can live in our student housing, and take part in our intramural sports leagues. Beyond that, the possibilities of future collaborations are practically endless,” said Wartell.
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the largest institution of higher learning in northeast Indiana, offering over 200 prestigious IU and Purdue degrees and certificates. More than 14,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities pursue their education on our 662-acre campus. IPFW combines challenging academic programs with student-centered flexibility at an affordable price. The university’s exemplary standards in teaching and research provide unparalleled value for career preparation and professional development in an ever-changing global market. The university’s commitment to service makes it an economic, cultural, and societal leader in the region. IPFW is an Equal opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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.