Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University have launched a new 2+2 partnership, which will allow students to transfer from Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science degree programs.
This collaboration provides a seamless, cost-effective degree pathway for students in business and psychology programs, according to Ivy Tech.
The program will allow students to complete the first two years of their education and earn an Associate of Science degree at Ivy Tech and then transfer to Marian to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in two additional years. Upon acceptance to Marian, Ivy Tech students will be able to transfer with junior status.
“This is a great agreement for Ivy Tech, because it provides our students who wish to attend Marian University, one of our fine Independent Colleges of Indiana right here in Indianapolis, with a 2+2 opportunity,” said Dr. Russ Baker, vice president for academic affairs for Ivy Tech. “This is exactly the kind of transfer relationship our students are looking for and what they deserve. We are very excited about the expansion of our partnership with Marian University over the last year and look forward to additional programs where we can collaborate.”
Brian Studebaker, director of transfer admission at Marian University, said the partnership is the first 2+2 agreement between Marian and Ivy Tech, although the two institutions partnered earlier this year on a reverse transfer agreement for students.
Students who complete Ivy Tech’s Associate of Science degree in business administration will be able to transfer their credits to a Bachelor of Science degree at Marian University in business analytics, finance, management, or marketing. Students who complete Ivy Tech’s Associate of Science degree in psychology will be able to transfer into the Bachelor of Science program in psychology at Marian.