Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College have created new guaranteed admissions agreements for five programs, creating additional pathways for students to continue their bachelor’s degree. The agreements will allow Ivy Tech students who have earned specific associate degrees to transfer as juniors and choose from nine related baccalaureate programs at IU Bloomington.

“While there has been a transfer pathway for years, this guarantees a student who completes the appropriate associate degree and meets IU’s requirements will be admitted as a junior into selected programs,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. “This relieves many students and their families of the worry, ‘Will I get admitted?’ and saves them and the state thousands of dollars by completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.”

The programs include four in psychology, two in biology and one each in elementary education, informatics and criminal justice.

“The guaranteed admissions agreements plan builds upon our current successful transfer agreements and helps place well-prepared students directly into some of our most sought-after majors,” said IU Bloomington Interim Provost and Executive Vice President John Applegate.

The school says students who enrolled at Ivy Tech after June 1 are eligible for the guaranteed admission option. According to each agreement, admitted students will be awarded at least 60 semester hours of credit toward their degree at IU.

More information about the transfer agreements is available here.