You have been admitted to the University. However, students with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or lower, a GED score below 620 or a TASC below 669 at time of admission are required to successfully complete the Early Start Summer Academy offered in Summer 2018 in order to enroll for course work in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Students whose final GPA rises above 2.4 will be excused from participation. Students must arrange to submit a final transcript by June 12, 2018 to document final cumulative GPA.
Students who have enrolled in the Early Start Summer Academy before June 12th will be allowed to participate in the program and may enroll in Fall 2018 semester classes upon successful completion of the program.
Students must regularly attend class throughout the program and earn a grade of C or higher in both courses.
Students will not be charged tuition or fees, and required books and course materials will be offered at a minimal cost. Students will earn 6 general education credits toward degree completion so long as they achieve at least a C in each class.
Students may seek an exemption from participation by submitting a letter of petition outlining why they are unable to participate in the program. These petitions will be reviewed by a committee which will make a final determination. Unless students eligible for the Academy are granted an exemption, they must participate in order to enroll in Fall 2018 or S
pring 2019 course work. Eligible students who are not exempt or who choose not to participate in the Academy will be urged to enroll at Ivy Tech.
At this time, there are no plans to facilitate an Academy program in Fall 2018. Eligible students who miss the enrollment deadline for the Early Start Summer Academy are urged to enroll at Ivy Tech in the Transitions or ABC program. Please plan to meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss other alternatives.
No, the Early Start Summer Academy will prepare you to take these exams at the end of the program.
No, The Early Start Summer Academy will include a new student orientation.
During the Academy, students will participate in activities focused on identifying a major and career, and they will meet with Titan Success advisors to select course work for the following semester of enrollment.
Yes, on-campus housing will be offered at a discount to qualifying students during the Early Start Summer Academy. Students will receive information about making an application in the months leading up to the start of the Academy.
In order to qualify for financial aid in the Summer 2018 semester, students must file the 2017-2018 FAFSA in addition to the 2018-2019 FAFSA which will be valid for Fall 2018 through Summer 2019. If the 2018-2019 FAFSA is filed after April 15, 2018, students will no longer be eligible for state aid but they will be eligible for federal aid. For more information, please meet with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Tuition is free, so there is no obligation in connection with tuition should a student withdraw from the Academy. Course incompletion will impact financial aid status. Students who do not complete the program successfully will be unable to enroll for a future semester as a first-year student. Those who complete the Ivy Tech Transitions program, the Ivy Tech-IU South Bend ABC program, or at least 12 transferrable credits at a regionally-accredited, post-secondary institution may be considered for transfer in a future semester.
Students unable to complete the Early Start Summer Academy successfully will be urged to enroll at Ivy Tech as part of the Transitions or ABC program.
IU South Bend will offer two information sessions to which students and their parents will be invited. Do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions with any questions or concerns you might have about the early Start Summer Academy.