ivy_tech_-_valparaiso 3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2520


Ivy Tech is a statewide, open-access, community college with campuses in 23 communities throughout Indiana. Campuses are organized into 14 administrative regions. The Valparaiso Campus is located in Valparaiso, IN (Porter County). The campus is community-focused. The campus offers academic and training programs to support the needs of the workforce for the counties of Porter, Starke, Newton, Jasper, and Pulaski.

Programs offered at the Valparaiso campus include: Practical Nursing, Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Office Administration, Paralegal, Design Technology, Electronics Technology, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Maintenance, Welding, and General Education and Support Services.

The administration promotes education through partnerships with local schools and other institutions in several off campus sites. In spring 2002, Ivy Tech established a site in the Portage area. The Valparaiso campus provides student and administrative support for Portage residents seeking classes in that area.



Ivy Tech operates on a semester basis, fall and spring with one summer term. Semester enrollments are counted ten days after the beginning of each term (ten-day count) and at the end of each term (end of term count). For more information visit: www.ivytech.edu/oir/enrollhist.

Application Deadlines

Apply online to the campus of your choice using Ivy Tech's online admission form.

Unlike other colleges and universities, Ivy Tech does not charge an application fee. Use the following link for contact information from the 23 campuses found throughout the state of Indiana, www.ivytech.edu/academics/officeadm.

Needed for Admission

All degree-seeking students must submit high school transcripts or GED scores. Prior to enrolling in classes, all degree-seeking students must participate in the ASSET course placement assessment.

Typical Costs

$91.30 per credit for in-state students
$119.45 for out-of-state students in distance education courses

$40 technology charged each semester
$10.00 per credit hour fee for distance education courses

Fees subject to change.


Withdrawals and Refunds

Students choosing to drop or withdraw from a course or courses must notify the College in writing using the drop-and-add or withdrawal form. The fee refund for voluntary withdrawal from a class, when applicable, will be processed only after the student files a College drop-and-add or withdrawal form with the Registrars Office.


The College will refund student fees on the following schedule for a regular (16-week) semester:

— From registration to 10th business day of the semester 100% refund
— After the 10th business day- No refund

Financial Aid

71% of degree-seeking students receive aid. Aid is available for nondegree-seeking students. Available aid includes federal, state, and institutional funds in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.

Pre-College Information

For pre-college information, see:

For Dual Credit information, see 



For More Information


ICN Coordinator

Barbara A. Crenshaw
P: 219.981.4448
Fax: 219.981.4449
1440 E 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46409
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Queen King-Smith
Admissions-Financial Aid Counselor
M-F: 8am-5pm

Financial Aid

Donna Jordan
Financial Aid Coordinator
M-F: 8am-5pm


Books and supplies may be purchased at C&W Books, Inc, 219.392.3600. Students receiving financial aid should confirm with the financial aid office before visiting the bookstore. Separate checks are required for tuition fees and textbooks. The bookstores are open during normal college business hours and accept payment by cash, check, or credit card.

Students who are taking Distance Education courses and are non-financial aid can order books through MBS Direct. You can call MBS Direct at 800.325.3252 and give your school name, site or program, and the course number or access the Virtual Bookstore at www.mbsdirect.net.


Library Support

M-F: 7:30am-9pm; S: 8am-1pm

Barbara Weaver
Regional Library Director
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Janet Katich
PT Librarian
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Academic Calendar

Visit www.ivytech.edu/academic_calendar for information