Ivy Tech Community College and Franklin College have partnered to offer students an opportunity to earn an associate of science degree in 11 months and a bachelor of arts in two years. This 1+2 opportunity offers students an accelerated, easy, and affordable pathway to a bachelor of arts degree in three years.
Effective fall, 2021, Ivy Tech students who have earned an associate of science degree in the Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) in a liberal arts cohort can easily transfer their credits to Franklin College and complete a bachelor of arts degree in two years. ASAP students are guaranteed admission to Franklin College. According to a Guaranteed Admission Articulation Agreement, IVY Tech ASAP students can complete bachelor’s degrees in 2 years in the following majors:
• Art History
• Art Studio-Graphic Design
• Art Studio-DFAP
• Art Studio-Painting
• Creative Writing
• English ^
• Multimedia Journalism
• Political Science
• Public Relations
^ Four semesters over 2.5 years
Additional programs are available at Franklin for completion over a 2.5 year or 3-year span.
At this time, the program is limited to ASAP liberal arts students. This may change in time. In the future there will be additional agreements, but this particular agreement will not change.
The Articulation Agreement outlines necessary coursework toward degree requirements at both institutions. Applying for admission to Franklin College is free and depositing to secure registration is $200. There is no additional cost to transfer to Franklin College from Ivy Tech.
The Articulation Agreement eliminates any loss of credits while minimizing cost to students and ensuring they can obtain their bachelor of arts degree in two years.
When Ivy Tech ASAP students transfer to Franklin College, they will be awarded no less than 60 hours of transfer credit toward their bachelor of arts degree and will be required to complete an additional sixty credit hours at Franklin to complete the degree. Students must also meet Franklin College’s minimum grade point requirements for specific courses.
Ivy Tech students who want to take advantage of this opportunity can work with their Ivy Tech academic advisers to confirm that their academic plan meets all the requirements.
Students can further maximize savings on their degree by taking advantage of scholarship and requirements at both institutions. At Ivy Tech, 43% of students receive financial aid; at Franklin College, 99% of students receive financial aid.
Students from any ASAP program also receive an extra $1,500 per year in scholarships.
We are excited to partner with Ivy Tech through this targeted articulation with their Liberal Arts ASAP program. Such a partnership increases the accessibility of a Franklin College education to high-achieving students throughout the state who begin their educational journey on an Ivy Tech campus. We are confident that this relationship will positively contribute to our state’s goal of 60 percent of working-age Hoosiers having a quality college degree or credential by the year 2025. - Kristin C. Flora, Franklin College Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Ivy Tech's ASAP program provides students with an opportunity to earn an associate degree in less than one year. Students in the ASAP program are resilient, driven to succeed, and committed to their education. We are pleased that Franklin College has recognized the value of the program and provided this pathway for our ASAP graduates to continue their education, reach their academic goals, and prepare to succeed in their careers. - Dr. Jackie Fischer, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College Columbus
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About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
About Franklin College
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Our goal is to prepare career-ready graduates for today’s global professions and those of the future. Small classes enable students to thrive through personal peer interaction and mentorship from professors who challenge and inspire them to think critically and perform confidently. Students participate in a vibrant co-curriculum that includes 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.
98% of students are employed or attending graduate school within eight months of graduation.