Ivy Tech, Trine partner for reverse transfer initiative

March 31, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College and Trine University have created a new statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to Trine prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.

To be eligible for the reverse transfer, students need to meet the following transfer policies and conditions:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours from Ivy Tech to be eligible for reverse transfer
  • Students must be a currently enrolled Trine University undergraduate
  • Students must have no prior associate degree from Ivy Tech
  • Once the student has attained 66 or more total credit hours (including the minimum of 15 from Ivy Tech) they will be notified each semester of their potential eligibility for an Ivy Tech associate degree through reverse transfer until they opt-in or opt-out

“The ability to earn an associate degree through the reverse transfer opportunity creates a milestone on students’ educational journey. This credential may make them more marketable, keep them motivated on their way toward a bachelor’s degree, and serve as a valuable asset should they be delayed in achieving their ultimate degree goal. We are especially pleased to have this reverse transfer agreement with excellent independent institutions such as Trine, a university with a long history of working collaboratively with us,” said Dr. Russ Baker, vice president of academic affairs and university transfer division, Ivy Tech Community College.

“Trine University is grateful for its longstanding partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, and we are pleased to offer this benefit to Ivy Tech students who continue their education at Trine,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “Not only will this allow Trine students to complete the associate’s degree they began at Ivy Tech, it will allow them to receive the $100 per credit hour discount offered to Trine students who have reached this milestone. This is a wonderful benefit to our students.”

Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with other institutions to offer reverse transfer, including: University of Southern Indiana, Indiana State University, Purdue University, Ottawa University, University of Phoenix and Western Governors University.

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