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Ivy Tech Northeast Now Accepting Applications For Accelerated Associate Degree Program

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is now accepting applications for the fall 2016/spring 2017 cohort for its Associate Accelerated Program, or ASAP.

Students who enroll in ASAP are able to complete their associate degree, typically a two-year degree, in just one year, after which point their degree will be transferable to a four-year institution. They can also enter the workforce upon graduation.

The program is a cohort-based program, which means students stay with the same group of peers throughout the program. This provides many benefits, including peer-to-peer mentorship and smaller class sizes. Because students sign a contract to hours to the weekend, and parents or guardians agree to provide rent-free housing to help negate the need for a full-time job, ASAP students can direct their primary focus to their schoolwork.

ASAP students can choose among three degree programs: Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Healthcare Specialist. Students should be referred or nominated by their high school guidance counselor, and nomination forms can be found at

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.