You must complete the steps below before you can register for classes. Please also review the links to the left for more information regarding Ivy Tech's policies and procedures.

Please complete an application. Your application is valid for two years at any Ivy Tech campus throughout the state. You do not have to apply to multiple campuses or academic programs.

FILL OUT THE FAFSA (if seeking Federal Aid, State Aid or Student Loans)

You must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receive a grant or student loan. And while students may apply for federal financial aid throughout the year, Ivy Tech has established financial aid priority processing dates for each enrollment period.


If you are pursuing a degree you are required to attend one of the College's New Student Orientation sessions prior to registering for classes. The 2½-3 hour orientation program is offered at various times and locations. You must schedule and attend a session at the campus you wish to enroll. Students who do not intend to seek a degree are also encouraged to attend.


The COMPASS is a skills assessment tool used by Ivy Tech to ensure you are taking classes that fit your academic needs. The COMPASS is not a test, so there is no pass or fail grade, but you need to complete a COMPASS assessment on campus before registering for classes. The COMPASS includes sections on writing, reading, and math.

You are required to complete a COMPASS assessment unless you have scores on the SAT, PSAT, or ACT that can be substituted for the writing, reading, and math portions of the COMPASS. Generally, scores of 460 or higher on each section of the SAT, 46 or higher on each section of the PSAT, or 17 in English, 18 in reading, 18 in math or higher on each section of  of the ACT are eligible for substitution as long as they were completed within the last four years. Placement into higher level math courses may require higher scores.

You are strongly encouraged to brush up on your writing, reading, and math prior to taking the assessment by completing practice tests. Once you have prepared yourself for the COMPASS, you must schedule an appointment or visit during walk-in hours (if available) to complete the COMPASS assessment at your local campus.


You must schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to assist you in developing your class schedule and academic plans. You will learn more about advising at New Student Orientation.

Select your campus of interest below for additional information and resources.

Ivy Tech Bloomington Enrollment Services
Phone: (812) 330-6013 or (812) 330-6279
Toll Free: (866) 447-0700 ex.6013
Fax: (812) 330-6106

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

Apply for Admission

  • First Time/first year college student
  • Returning (former) Ivy Tech student
  • Transfer student from another college/university
  • International student
  • Visiting / Guest Student
  • Special Admissions
  • Dual Credit for high school students

Take the Placement (COMPASS) test
The COMPASS is an assessment of basic skills in Mathematics, Algebra, Reading and English.    

  • If you are a degree or certificate seeking student, or if you plan to enroll in any general education courses, you must take the COMPASS prior to registration.
  • The results from COMPASS are used by the advisor and the student for course placement purposes.
  • COMPASS is free of charge.
  • Practice tests for the COMPASS test are available in the Academic Advising Center and the Assessment Center. You can also download practice tests from
  • You may take the COMPASS test after you have applied for admission to the college.  Students must schedule an appointment on-line at .Once a scheduled time is chosen and saved the student will receive an e-mail reminder for their appointment.
  • Attend New Student Orientation
    New Student Orientation is a mandatory orientation session for new students. 

            You will be ready to attend New Student Orientation after:

  • You complete the COMPASS Placement Test
  • You receive a waiver of placement testing by an academic advisor based on PSAT/SAT/ACT scores or prior college credits.
  • You set up your Campus Connect account (Student Services staff are available to assist if needed)
  • You register for a session on-line at

During this session you will:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor who will teach you how to interpret your COMPASS scores
  • Develop an academic plan
  • Receive your Academic Advisor's contact information
  • Register for your first semester of classes
  • Set up your Campus Connect account (if not done so already)
  • Learn about Financial Aid

Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus/Franklin Region
Steps to Enroll – Free and simple!

Step 1: Complete a FREE Ivy Tech Application for Admission
You can apply on the web or print an application at Paper applications are also available at and can be submitted at the Ivy Tech locations below.

Step 2: Complete New Student Orientation (NSO)
All students who are new to Ivy Tech and are pursuing a degree or certificate are required to complete New Student Orientation (NSO). The NSO can be completed either on-line or face-to-face.

  • To complete NSO on the web you must first set up your Campus Connect account. Go to and click the "First Time User" block. You must have your student ID number (C#) to set up your Campus Connect account. Once you have created your login and password and are logged in, click the "ONLINE NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION" link on the left side of the screen under Quick Links.
  • For a face-to-face NSO, contact us at one of the locations listed below to schedule a session.

Step 3: Complete Initial Course Placement or Obtain an Assessment Waiver (After NSO)

  • Schedule an Initial Placement Assessment: Students without prior college experience or SAT/PSAT/ACT scores take a free placement assessment. Accommodations for disabilities are available, please discuss any needs with our staff.
  • Obtain an Assessment Waiver: Students with prior college experience or with SAT, PSAT, or ACT test scores less than 4 years old may qualify for an assessment waiver.

Contact us at one of the locations below to schedule an assessment or to discuss a waiver.

Step 4: Complete New Student Advising
After NSO and Placement, you will meet with a New Student Advisor to schedule your first semester of classes and be assigned your ongoing advisor. As with the other steps, contact us at one of the locations below to schedule an advising appointment.

Financial Aid: Applying for Financial Aid is separate from enrolling but it should be done at the same time or before the steps to enroll. To start the Financial Aid process, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at When submitting your FAFSA use school code 009917 to have your information routed to Ivy Tech. All Ivy Tech locations have the same FAFSA code. If you have questions about financial aid or need assistance submitting a FAFSA, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (812) 374-5316 or (800) 922-4838, ext. 5316.

Ivy Tech - Columbus/Franklin Region locations & phone numbers

  • Columbus – Application, NSO, & Placement (steps 1-3) information or questions: 812-374-5341
  • New Student Advising (step 4) information and appointments: 812-374-5183
  • Franklin – 317-738-9489 (all steps)
  • Nashville – 812-988-5880 (all steps)
  • North Vernon – 812-346-2468 (all steps)
  • Seymour – 812-519-2923 (all steps)
  • Greensburg – 821-663-9493, ext. 36 (all steps)

Location maps and additional information can be found at or give us a call at the Columbus Admissions Office at 812-374-5341.

East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)
  1. Attend an admission workshop - Click here to schedule your admission workshop.
    • Learn about intake process
    • Learn about COMPASS and receive study materials
    • Learn about Financial Aid process
    • Promote New Student Orientation
  2. Complete the COMPASS or receive a substitution
  3. Meet with a Student Success Assistant or Advising Generalist immediately following the COMPASS/Substitution
    • Review and Interpret the COMPASS Scores and provide any recommendations for retesting
    • Verify all degree and other student information in Banner
    • Assigned to their faculty/academic advisor for their second semester
    • Sign students up for New Student Orientation
  4. Attend New student Orientation
    • Learn about Student Support Services
    • Learn about Campus Connect
    • Learn about Campus Resources
    • Learn additional Financial information
    • Learn about Academic Advising
    • Register for classes online via Self Service Banner
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

Steps to complete when applying at Ivy Tech:

  • Apply online.
  • If you have completed college courses or a college degree, send transcripts from your college or university to the Registrar’s office at the campus you wish to attend. For a list of addresses, click here.

    Please Note:
    Ivy Tech does not require high school/GED transcripts for most students. If you are applying for a selective admissions program (e.g., nursing), or are a military veteran planning to use your education benefits, you may be asked to supply this information.

    College transcripts can be mailed by the granting institution or may be hand-carried in envelopes sealed by the granting institution. No photocopies or unsealed documents will be accepted.

    Certain rules apply to international students and those who graduated from schools outside the United States. Please contact the Admissions office for more details.
  • Guest students click here.
  • Complete a skills assessment so you can decide which courses you'll need to succeed at Ivy Tech. New students can accomplish a skills assessment by visiting the Admissions office or the Testing Center at the campus they wish to attend. For a listing of campus locations, click here.

    Please Note-Students meeting one or more of the following criteria are exempt from the skills assessment:

    Possess an earned associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

    PSAT score of 46 or higher in each area to be waived from testing (no more than 4 years old).

    SAT score of 460 or higher in each area to be waived from testing (no more than 4 years old).

    ACT score of 19 or higher in each area to be waived from testing (no more than 4 years old).

    Have prior college coursework not culminating in an earned degree that meets the required academic standards and prerequisites for the selected degree program (coursework must be no more than 10 years old).
  • Pay for your classes. Your enrollment is not complete until you have arranged to pay your tuition. It is advised to begin the financial aid process early. You can apply online at For a listing of Ivy Tech school codes for your FAFSA form, please click here.
  • Register for classes
1. Apply for admissions

2. Attend new student orientation
  • Make an appointment by clicking here

3. Make an appointment to take the COMPASS assessment exam

  • Call 765-269-5611 for an appointment
  • Certain SAT/ACT scores and previous college credit in English and Math may substitute testing. See an Admissions Advisor for more information.

4. Make an appointment to register with an Academic Advisor

  • Call 765-269-5630 for an appointment, walk ins may be available during certain time periods

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
1. Apply for admissions by completing application (

2. Schedule Appointment for COMPASS. Certain SAT/ACT scores and previous college credit in English and Math may waive testing (contact Admissions about SAT/ACT scores; contact Transcript Specialist about previous college credit)

3. Attend New Student Orientation (required of all first-time Ivy Tech degree seeking students). Contact Admissions at 574-289-7001 ext. 5325 to schedule.

4. Schedule appointment to register for courses (done after completing New Student Orientation).
Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Fort Wayne Admissions Resources

Related Links

Enrollment Steps

  1. Apply to the college
  2. Obtain student ID number
    • Stop in the Admissions office at the North Campus, Student Life Center, Room SL214
    • OR call the Admissions office at 260-480-4268
  3. Take the course placement/assessment test
    • Testing center located at the North Campus, Harshman Hall, Room HM0126
    • Given on a walk-in basis Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
    • Center generally open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays)
    • If SAT, ACT, PSAT scores are high enough, you may be able to use those scores as a substitute for the course placement test. Contact Admissions office for details
  4. Attend mandatory New Student Orientation (must attend before registering for classes)
    • In-person sessions are available. Visit the Orientation site for an updated schedule
    • Online session: Link available in the Student Services box on Campus Connect
  5. Establish your individualized academic plan
    • Go to the Academic Advising Center, Harshman Hall, Room HM1450
    • Meet with an advisor on a walk-in basis
  6. Register for classes according to your individualized academic plan
    • Online anywhere
    • OR go to the Scheduling Center in Harshman Building, Room HM1440
  7. Satisfy all tuition and fees
    • Ensure completion of all financial aid steps
    • Make sure FAFSA filed and received, and all supporting documents submitted to the Financial Aid office, Coliseum Campus, Room CC1230
    • OR make payment in-full online through Campus Connect
    • OR at the Business Office - Coliseum Campus, Room CC1510
    • OR establish a payment plan through your Campus Connect account or get details at the Business office
  8. Buy books.
    • At bookstore - North Campus, Harshman Hall, Room HM0235
    • OR online
  9. Attend Class.
    • Summer semester begins May 23, 2011
    • Fall semester begins August 23, 2011
Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
New Student Orientation & Financial Aid
Academic Advising
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Buy Required Books
First Day of Class
Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)

Enrollment Steps

1. Apply for admission. 

2. Take the COMPASS placement/assessment test

  • Testing Centers located in McDaniel Hall at the Richmond Campus, Connersville Instructional Center at the Connersville Campus, and at the Rush County Learning Center in Rushville.
  • Given by appointment Monday through Saturday in Richmond and Monday through Friday in Connersville and Rushville.
  • Schedule by calling Teresa at the Richmond Campus (765-966-2656 x4124), Jan at the Connersville Campus (765-966-2656 x6102), or Mary at the Rush County Learning Center (765-932-7191).
  • If SAT, ACT, or PSAT scores are high enough or if you have prior college credit, you may be able to use those scores as a substitute for the COMPASS placement test. Contact Admissions Office for details.

3. Attend mandatory New Student Orientation (must attend before registering for classes)

  • Schedule by calling Teresa at the Richmond Campus (765-966-2656 x4124) or Jan at the Connersville Campus (765-966-2656 x6102). 

4. Register for classes

  • At the conclusion of orientation, you will meet with your New Student Advisor to register for classes.

5. Satisfy all tuition and fees

  • Ensure completion of all financial aid steps by checking Campus Connect.
  • Make sure FAFSA is filed and received, our FAFSA school code is 010037, and all supporting documents submitted to the Financial Aid Office, Richmond Campus, Johnson Hall, Room 1202.
  • OR make payment in-full online through Campus Connect
  • OR establish a payment plan through your Campus Connect account or get details at the Business Office.

6. Buy books

  • At Bookstore – Richmond Campus, Johnson Hall Commons
  • OR online

7. Attend Class

  • Fall Semester begins August 22, 2011
  • Spring Semester begins January 9, 2012 

Southeast (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)


  1. COMPASS assessment (if necessary)
  2. New Student Orientation
  3. Advising/Registration
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

  1. Application online or in the Office of Admission
  2. Admittance and receipt of acceptance letter (registration hold applied)
  3. Receipt of communication from the Academic Advising Center regarding COMPASS, contact information, assessment, transcript submission (when applicable), and setting up an orientation and advising appointment
  4. COMPASS test (timing will vary, but students MUST have complete assessment or receive a waiver prior orientation).
  5. Appointment with AAC advisor, during which students will:
       • Discuss educational and career objectives
       • Be oriented to Ivy Tech Community College of Southern Indiana
       • Set up a Campus Connect account
       • Discuss course options
  6. Register for courses

Academic Advising Center Contact Information:
Pfau Hall
Service Corridor Room G19
Main extension: 4250

Hours of Operation


Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Academic Advising Center

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Student Life

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8204 Highway 311
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Office: (812) 246-3301, option 1
Fax: (812) 246-9905

Southwest (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City)

Below you will find more detailed regional information. Please click on "Southwest (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City)" when given that option.

New Student Orientation
Academic Advising
Class Registration

Wabash Valley (Greencastle, Terre Haute)

Enrollment Checklist

  1. Submit an application
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Request your transcript be sent to Ivy Tech
  4. Obtain your student ID number
  5. Take the COMPASS Assessment
  6. Attend the mandatory New Student Orientation (must attend before registering for classes)
  7. Visit the Student Success Center to meet with your advisor and establish your Individualized Academic Plan
  8. Register for classes
  9. Satisfy all tuition and fees
  10. Purchase your books
    • Online
    • Terre Haute main campus - 8000 South Education Drive, Terre Haute
    • Greencastle - 915 South Zinc Mill Road, Greencastle
  11. Attend classes.  The Summer semester begins May 23, 2011 and the Fall semester begins August 22, 2011.