BLOOMINGTON - Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington have announced a change to their Hoosier Link program. Starting in August, the program that previously required students to live on-campus will expand to include students who live off-campus as well. 

The Hoosier Link program guarantees acceptance to IU Bloomington by transfer after one semester at Ivy Tech Bloomington when they earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher in 15 transferable credit hours taken at Ivy Tech.

Currently, freshmen accepted into the Hoosier Link program are required to live on the IU Bloomington campus while earning credits from Ivy Tech. 
The established on-campus model will continue and the program will expand to include students who live off-campus, who may have family responsibilities or other obligations and live in the south-central Indiana community, according to IU.

"The Hoosier Link program is a strong pipeline for transfer students, and we know our Hoosier Link students are retained at a higher rate and graduate at a higher rate than other students in similar situations," said Sarah Nagy, senior associate director of the IU Office of First Year Experience Programs, in a news release.