Ivy Tech's associate of science degree deadline is Saturday

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Saturday is the final day for high school students graduating this year to apply for Ivy Tech Community College's Associate Accelerated Program .
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Martha Terre Haute

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Mar 19, 2014
 
How and when do you know if you have been accepted to this program ?
StopSupportingHi m

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Mar 19, 2014
 
why would you bother?
Martha Terre Haute

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Mar 19, 2014
 
Because it enables me to get 2 degrees in 2 years.Why wouldn't you bother
Martha Terre Haute

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Mar 19, 2014
 
StopSupportingHim wrote:
why would you bother?


Do you know anything about the program?
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Community college is a waste of time. That place is well known for being a flunkie school of last resort. If you can't get into any other school go to for profit (Kaplan) or Ivy Tech. SO many of the students wouldn't pay their tuition bills, the school had to start intercepting the debtors tax returns to try and recoup their losses. Their rank is high on student loan defaults as well.

Good luck. Hopefully you won't end up one of the ones that only has student loans to show for their time. Assuming you are one of the ones that actually attends class.
Martha Terre Haute

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I hate how everyone is judgmental of Ivy Tech. They are an accredited cost efficient school, which is hard to say for any school. Community College isn't a waste of time if that's where you fit. I went to ISU for my first year. I received all my credits and decided to transfer to Ivy Tech because it's smaller and way way cheaper. I know plenty of successful people who have graduated from the Nursing Program and also the business program. It's sad that people that never attended Ivy Tech judge it based on what they read on the internet. I understand that retention rates are bad, but it's not a result of me.

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Community college can be a waste of time if you don't plan properly but going can be beneficial. At Ivy Tech you can complete the first two years of some four year degree programs that transfer to IU, Purdue, Ball State, or other schools. Credits at Ivy Tech are cheaper than at the other schools so you can save money on the cost of completing your degree.

Students must understand that they will be held liable for any student loans that they take out regardless of whether or not they complete a degree. It's not hard to rack up $15,000 worth of debt while putting a half hearted effort into taking classes for a couple of years. Making payments on a loan left over from where you dropped out of school must feel like a really bad deal.
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Pontificating wrote:
Community college can be a waste of time if you don't plan properly but going can be beneficial. At Ivy Tech you can complete the first two years of some four year degree programs that transfer to IU, Purdue, Ball State, or other schools. Credits at Ivy Tech are cheaper than at the other schools so you can save money on the cost of completing your degree.

Students must understand that they will be held liable for any student loans that they take out regardless of whether or not they complete a degree. It's not hard to rack up $15,000 worth of debt while putting a half hearted effort into taking classes for a couple of years. Making payments on a loan left over from where you dropped out of school must feel like a really bad deal.
Wonder what the percentage of full Pell Grant recipients is?$5550 Pell Grant,$3000 subsidized loan,$6000 un subsidized.-$1500 tuition. Not a bad haul for the poverty stricken. Make more money going to school than not.
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Grad wrote:
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Wonder what the percentage of full Pell Grant recipients is?$5550 Pell Grant,$3000 subsidized loan,$6000 un subsidized.-$1500 tuition. Not a bad haul for the poverty stricken. Make more money going to school than not.
That is why they get a bad rap. When a school has an open admission policy and accepts everyone, the caliber of teaching begins to decline. The less-than-serious students who have enrolled just for the financial aid drop off after they receive their refund. Sad but true.
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Why would you think the caliber of instruction would decline?

Ivy Tech gets a bad rap with completion rates because they are compared with IU, Purdue, and other resident schools. Ivy Tech isn't the same kind of school! Their students are generally not straight out of high school students. Their students mostly attend part time and work, raise families, etc.

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Ivy Tech boosts their enrollment numbers by actively recruiting and accepting student loan payments from remedial students knowing full well that the vast majority of them will never graduate. Many students start with courses that are several steps beneath high school equivalency, and the school charges just as much for those as they do for college level courses.

What Ivy Tech should do is separate the remedial students from those doing college work. The remedial courses should be cheaper, and not eligible for student loans. While that would drop their enrollment figures, it would boost graduation rates and it gets the school out of the business of ripping off entry level students.
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It's a 'cheap' high school education. What do you honestly expect?

The entire diploma is worthless.

First thing we look for in HR on a resume is ivy Tech or for profit.

Straight in the trash.
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It's a 'cheap' high school education. What do you honestly expect?
The entire diploma is worthless.
First thing we look for in HR on a resume is ivy Tech or for profit.
Straight in the trash.
If what you say is true, how did you land a job? You do not work in Human Resources. You're a person that attempted post secondary education at Ivy Tech and failed miserably. In an attempt to make yourself feel important you have to create a fictional persona that is the polar opposite of who you are.

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true wrote:
First thing we look for in HR on a resume is ivy Tech or for profit.
Straight in the trash.
If you're getting applications from candidates with community college educations that suggests that the position doesn't require a bachelor's degree. For a job like that the employer is far more concerned about work history than what school the person went to.
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It's a 'cheap' high school education. What do you honestly expect?

The entire diploma is worthless.

First thing we look for in HR on a resume is ivy Tech or for profit.

Straight in the trash.
We do not accept associate degrees only bachelors. Our company requires knowledge of where AD was obtained. Confirmation is made after receiving college transcripts.

Believe whatever you need to tell yourself.

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We do not accept associate degrees only bachelors. Our company requires knowledge of where AD was obtained. Confirmation is made after receiving college transcripts.
Believe whatever you need to tell yourself.
It's possible to complete the first two years of a Purdue engineering degree at Ivy Tech and that's one of the best bachelor's degree programs in existence. A person who earns that degree is better qualified than about 98% of people who completed their entire degree a different four year school.

I certainly put more faith into Purdue than the questionable opinion of some anonymous person who claims to work in human resources.
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I plan on transferring to ISU after I obtain my Associates from Ivy Tech. I don't think that makes me any less smart. The prior question was "does anyone know when they will get accepted to this ASAP Program". I would like to know as well.
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Paper it's written on is worth more
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Ivy Tech is far cheaper then other colleges for the people that need to get their basic Freshman courses out of the way. Just wished that they had more advanced math courses though. For folks that want to save money, Ivy Tech is definitely a top choice.
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Mar 30, 2014
 
I have yet to receive confirmation from this program at Ivy Tech. How are you supposed to prepare if you don't know if your accepted until the last minute ?

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