Earn credit towards your bachelor’s degree.
Indiana public colleges offer a program that will allow you to obtain an associate degree from one of Indiana’s two-year community colleges — Ivy Tech or Vincennes University — and transfer those credits to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. You may hear this referred to as “Transfer Pathways” or “Single Articulation Pathways.”
Earning the first 60 credit hours from a two-year community college can offer cost savings and convenience. These credit hours will include the 30 credits of general education courses, plus courses specific to your associate degree. These courses will transfer to a public four-year college and count toward your bachelor’s degree program — so long as you meet the GPA requirements for the institution you’re transferring to.
Transfer Pathways are offered in the following areas:
- Business Administration (including Accounting)
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Education — (early childhood, elementary, secondary or special)
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Information Technology and Informatics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Social Work
It’s important to set yourself on the path for this program at the beginning of your college career. Talk to the admissions office at the two-year college you’re interested in to learn more about the program and enroll in the proper courses. It’s also important to contact the four-year college you plan to transfer to in advance to ensure you understand their requirements.