Hanover College, Ivy Tech connect for statewide program


Staff Reports

Ivy Tech Community College students will have a direct path to a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College through a cooperative transfer agreement signed by the institutions.

The agreement, part of Ivy Tech’s Start as a Sophomore program, allows students to complete one year at any of Ivy Tech’s statewide locations before transferring credits to Hanover for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Ivy Tech to provide greater educational opportunities to Indiana students, particularly in this part of the state,” said Carey Adams, Hanover’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We’re looking forward to welcoming more Ivy Tech students at Hanover and helping them to achieve their educational and career goals.”

Eligible Ivy Tech students must complete 30 credit hours and earn the technical certificate in general education. Those credit hours include requirements in six areas: Written communication (three to six credits), speaking and listening (three to six credits), quantitative reasoning (three to nine credits), scientific ways of knowing (three to 10 credits), social and behavioral ways of knowing (three to nine credits) and humanistic and artistic ways of knowing (three to nine credits).

These credits will articulate into seven and a half to nine Hanover academic units where a Hanover College graduate must complete 36 units for graduation.

“While working on this project with Hanover College, I frequently remembered a quotation by my mentor, Margaret Seifert-Russell, who was a dear friend of both institutions,” said Amanda Harsin, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Madison campus of Ivy Tech.

“Margaret always said that comparing Ivy Tech’s credit hour system to Hanover College’s unit system is like comparing apples and oranges, but in the end, it is the bowl of fruit that feeds the student,” she said. “I am proud to honor her with this new pathway.”

To transfer, eligible Ivy Tech students must submit a complete application for admission, earn a course grade of C or better and have a 2.0 or higher grade-point average on a four-point scale.

Successful applicants may apply a minimum of 30 credit hours toward any of Hanover’s nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs.

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