Ivy Tech eases application process for dual credit high school students

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INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College launched an online application process for one of the college’s largest student groups Monday.

Students participating in Ivy Tech’s high school-based dual credit program will now be able to complete the process online in an easier process. The process will also be able to be completed through their high school with their dual credit instructor.

During the 2014-15 school year, Ivy Tech announced an all time high of 52,908 students in the program. The enrollment in the high school-based program saves Indiana students and their families $40 million in tuition costs, the school said.

This year’s enrollment of dual credit students represents a 15.5 percent of an increase from the previous year and a 41 percent increase from two years ago.

The dual credit program offered by Ivy Tech allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. The credits are offered for free to students and saving parents money on their child’s college education.

“We are pleased to bring a more efficient and streamlined process to more than 419 high schools and career centers that actively participate in our dual credit program each year,” said Thomas Snyder, president of Ivy Tech, in a statement. “Dual credit not only encourages greater participation in higher education, but it helps students overcome real and perceived obstacles to higher education.”

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