ivy_tech_-_gary Gary Campus
440 E 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46409-1499

Valparaiso Campus

2401 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2520

Michigan City Campus
2714 Franklin
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.

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


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 More Information

ICN Coordinator

Barbara A. Crenshaw
P: 219.981.4448
Fax: 219.981.4449
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Twilla L. Lewis
Student Services Coordinator
219.981. 1111, Ext.273
M-F: 8am-5pm
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Financial Aid

Barbara Jerzyk
M-F: 8am-5pm


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.

Library Support

Nick Vasil
ILL/Technical Services
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M-R: 8am-9:30pm; F: 8am-6pm;

S: 9am-2pm