440 E 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46409-1499
2401 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2520
Michigan City Campus
Michigan City, IN 46360
East Chicago Campus
410 East Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ivy Tech is a statewide, open-access, community college with campuses in 23 communities throughout Indiana. Campuses are organized into 14 administrative regions.
The Northwest Region has four campuses – the Gary Campus, located in Gary, IN (Lake County); the Valparaiso Campus located in Valparaiso, IN (Porter County); the East Chicago De La Garza Campus located in East Chicago, IN (Lake County); and the Michigan City Campus, located in Michigan City, IN (LaPorte County). The Gary Campus houses both classes and the administrative offices for the Northwest Region. While the service area of Ivy Tech Northwest also includes Porter and LaPorte counties to the east and Jasper, Newton and Starke counties to the south, the largest constituency comes from Lake County.
The Gary Campus has taken the leadership in training for each of the major areas of opportunity in Lake County. They include business, health sciences, hospitality management and industrial technology. The East Chicago Campus provides courses and programs in business, mortuary sciences, hospitality and automotive, construction and industrial technology areas. Valparaiso has focused on the needs of Porter County and its surrounding counties and provides business, health sciences, manufacturing and design technology areas. The Michigan City campus, serving the County of LaPorte and its surrounding communities is focused on business, hospitality management and health sciences areas. All campuses provide a range of liberal art courses. The College has articulated strong course and program transfer agreements with private and state colleges in and out of the state of Indiana.
The Region is also working with business and labor partners in northwest Indiana to offer training, skill enhancement and apprenticeship degree programs to area employees through its Department of Workforce Development.
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.
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.
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.
$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
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
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.
For pre-college information, see:
Barbara A. Crenshaw
Twilla L. Lewis
Student Services Coordinator
219.981. 1111, Ext.273
Go to www.ivytech.bkstr.com.
How to Obtain Your Textbooks Online
1. Type in http://www.ivytech.bkstr.com/ in the address bar
2. Click on the "Books" tab in green type
3. Click on Textbooks
4. Select your Program /All
5. Select your Term/
6. Select your Division/Gary Campus
7. Select your Department
8. Select your Course
9. Select your Section
You can obtain the book by visiting www.ivytech.bkstr.com or by calling 1.800.381.5151. You must state that you are an Ivy Tech Northwest student, along with the course and section you are enrolled in. If you are using financial aid, you must visit campus or call 1.219.981.4409 or 800.843.4882 the Ivy Tech Region 01 (Gary, Valparaiso, East Chicago, Michigan City) Bookstore.
For any questions, please contact the Distance Education Department at 219-981-4448.
M-R: 8am-9:30pm; F: 8am-6pm;