Through a strong partnership between IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, we provide you with a smooth transition between the two institutions. Through the Passport Program, we facilitate convenient access to educational opportunities that fit your needs at both institutions.
Two institutions, one mission: Your success
The Passport Program: IUPUI and Ivy Tech
Our staff at IUPUI and Ivy Tech Indianapolis assist you with everything from transferring credits to transferring financial aid. Qualifying students can take degree-focused courses at both IUPUI and Ivy Tech at the same time. We also offer funding and fee-waiver opportunities for Passport students.
Our commitment to you
As key partners in driving degree completion through transfer in Marion, Hendricks, and Boone Counties, Ivy Tech Indianapolis and IUPUI are deeply committed to the educational goals of all students. Students transferring across our institutions will experience coordinated, equitable, holistic, and developmentally appropriate support.
As students pursue their degrees, they will be intentionally connected to high-quality curricular and co-curricular learning experiences and provided continuous access to opportunities for support. Their experiences will be based on a theoretical framework that supports the unique needs of transfer students, including opportunities to support academic and social integration as well as attainment of academic and career goals.
To put it simply, we help you make the smoothest transition possible from Ivy Tech Indianapolis to IUPUI.
12%of IUPUI students are Ivy Tech transfer students.
45%Of new first-time Ivy Tech transfer students are from underrepresented populations.
57%of Ivy Tech transfer students came to IUPUI with an associate degree.
$1,378higher average starting salary for Ivy Tech transfer than non-Ivy Tech transfers.
Our history: Thirty years of partnership
In February 1990, IUPUI and Ivy Tech Vocational College (now known as Ivy Tech Community College) executed our first Memorandum of Agreement to support student success. In 1998, we coined the term “Passport,” and the Passport Program launched as a jointly funded office between Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis service area (ITISA) and IUPUI. ITISA includes the following Ivy Tech campuses:
- Boone County
As the name implies, Passport facilitates travel – for Ivy Tech students to IUPUI and much more.
The Passport impact
Passport services are vital to the success of IUPUI and Ivy Tech Indianapolis transfer students. Our partnership with Ivy Tech enables you to take classes at both institutions via the financial aid consortium agreement. Although the Passport Program serves Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis Service region of approximately 19,000 students, Ivy Tech Community College is a unified statewide system that serves more than 170,000 students each year. Ivy Tech is the state’s largest postsecondary institution and the country’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system.