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WITH MORE THAN 50 PROGRAMS AVAILABLE LOCALLY, a great education isn’t far from home! Get the Associate’s Degree, Certification, or Workforce Credential you need to join some of Indiana’s fastest-growing careers — or transfer to a fouryear institution.

And Ivy Tech doesn’t just deliver this education. We help you succeed, with free books, generous financial aid options, and flexible schedules. And if you’re in 🏫 high school, we offer dual credit options to give you a jumpstart to college!

Maybe that’s why 92% of Ivy Tech students say they would do it again!



How to Become a Student

Starting on your journey with Ivy Tech is easier than you might think! Following these steps will have you on your way to a fulfilling future and well-paying career before you know it.


Prepare to Apply

Need help figuring out what to study? Start by considering what subjects you enjoy and where your strengths lie. Also, ask Ivy Tech’s Enrollment Team for help! They offer self-assessment resources and quizzes to assist.

To connect with an Enrollment Specialist, email asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu 
or drop into our 1st-floor Enrollment Center on ANY Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check out the programs offered:



Once you’ve decided on the right program, the next step is to apply.

Ivy Tech has no application fees, and you can apply any time, as classes start every 8 weeks.


Complete Enrollment and Necessary Paperwork

Once you have been accepted, it’s time to get ready for classes!

During this step, you’ll apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans for college using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, discuss transferable credits, complete student paperwork, set up your MyIvy account, and more!


Meet Your Enrollment Specialist

At Ivy Tech, we make sure you have the insights and information you get the most out of your journey!

Each student has a dedicated Enrollment Specialist to help decide the best courses to take and when to meet goals.


Register for Courses

Now the fun part: getting your Ivy Tech schedule set!

Meet with an Enrollment Specialist to register for courses through MyIvy — our Enrollment Team is here to help with questions about any part of the process.

We invite you to drop into Enrollment Services anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on ANY TUESDAY to submit a free application, learn about financial aid and college affordability programs, meet one-on-one with a career coach, and get an admissions decision on the spot.


Build Your Better Tomorrow!

Now it’s time to get to it, meet your professors, and start learning.

Need help at any time? We’re here to help. We want every student to succeed and get what they need to build their exciting future.

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Hear from Our Students

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The enrollment process was very easy, and everyone was so nice and encouraging! I just jumped in, and they made it very easy.

— Krystle Clark
Accounting, A.A.S.,

male ivy tech student

“When I thought of going to Ivy Tech, I expected it to be “go to class — go home.” But now when I walk the halls, — professors, students, advisors, and others know who I am. Every student has a great opportunity to meet people and build a strong network here.”

Joe Childers
General Studies, A.A.S.,

Female Ivy Tech Student

“There’s a great support group in our classes. And my instructors have been accommodating to fit my life. I really have had a great experience at Ivy Tech. I have no regrets and haven’t had one issue.”

Jacklynn Schaaf
Medical Laboratory Technology, A.A.S., ITSBE ’23

Are You in High School? Start College with Credits on your Transcript with Ivy Tech's Dual-Credit Program

With convenient options to work with your high school teachers and Ivy Tech, dual credit and dual enrollment classes are a win-win!

Your Local Contact for South Bend – Elkhart Regional High School Programs:

Brian Warrell
574-830-0375, ext. 024434

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