April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Ivy Tech Transfer Fair today at Columbus campus

By From Chris Schilling-

Press release

Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a College Transfer Fair to offer all area residents, including students and alumni, the opportunity to learn how they can transfer their college credits to continue their education. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 5 in the commons area of Poling Hall at Ivy Tech Columbus, 4475 Central Ave.

The free event is open to anyone interested in learning how Ivy Tech credits and degrees transfer to four-year colleges. Current Ivy Tech students and high school students taking Ivy Tech dual credit or dual enrollment courses are encouraged to attend. Ivy Tech alumni are also encouraged to attend to learn how they can take the next step in their education.

Current Ivy Tech students who attend are eligible to register for a drawing for a free graduation cap and gown for commencement.

Representatives from more than 10 colleges and universities will be on hand at this year's Transfer Fair, including IUPUC, Ball State University, Butler University, Trine University, Morehead State University, Vincennes University, Indiana University Bloomington, Northwood University, Oakland City University, Franklin College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Olivet Nazarene University, Trident University International, Indiana Tech, Indiana State University, Excelsior College.

Ivy Tech offers the Transfer General Education Core (TGEC), which enables students to earn 30 credit hours in core college courses that by state mandate are transferrable to all public universities in Indiana. In addition, the College offers Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAPs), which guarantees students who earn an associate degree that their degree will transfer in full to any public university in Indiana and that they will continue their education as a junior in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

More than 13,000 Ivy Tech students transferred 245,363 credit hours in 2013-14 - a savings that equates to $37.7 million or roughly $2,900 per student. The amount of students transferring to the state's public colleges and universities has increased 19 percent since the 2012-13 academic year. It is estimated that more than 30,000 Ivy Tech students transfer credits each year to both in-state public institutions and private institutions both locally and out-of-state.

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