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					Today, we’re providing the tools to help you
    have a successful start at Ivy Tech.

       Your success…is up to you!
 Check-in
 Intro Questionnaire
 Orientation Program
 Exit Questionnaire
 Campus Connect Session (mandatory)
 School Information Sessions (2):
      Undecided and Nursing
 Academic Advising appointment
 ENROLL in your classes!
• Began in 1963 – Indiana Vocational Technical College
• 2005 – Ivy Tech Community College

     Evansville campus renovation: April 2005

            Ivy Tech Community College
         The nation’s largest state-wide community college
                      with single accreditation
One College. One Mission.

 •   14 Regions
 •   29 Degree-granting Campuses
 •   Accredited by the Higher
     Learning Commission
              Regional Locations
   Evansville, IN (Main Campus)
   Tell City, IN
   Princeton, IN
   Mt. Vernon, IN
   Southern Indiana
    Career & Technical Center
                                            First Day of Class
                             Pay Tuition & Fees
                Academic Advising
                                            Financial Aid
     Assessment                             (if applicable)
Campus Connect                   Mandatory Session
     • Receive a username
     • Establish a password

Access Student Services:
 Your Ivy Tech email
 Important announcements
 Register for classes
 Drop/add classes
 Check your grades
 Pay tuition
 Check financial aid status
 Course schedules
 Check events on Campus
 Access Blackboard
 Course management system
  – Face-to-face classes
  – Distance Education classes (online)
 How to access Blackboard:
  – Directly:
  – Also through Campus Connect
 Training and help is available!
What is MY Path to Success?

General Education     Transfer    Bachelor’s
    Courses                        Degree

   Program          Associate’s    Career
   Courses            Degree
Credit Hours Needed for Completion
1) Associate’s Degree (AS or AAS)
2) Technical Certificate

      * Most courses: 3-hours credit

 Technical Certificate:    Associate’s Degree:
  between 31-36 hrs.         between 60-69 hrs.
  of instruction.            of instruction.
 Skills assessment tool: no pass / fail grade
 Measures reading, writing, and math

Why is taking the COMPASS so important?
 Accurately reflects your skills in each area
 Ensures correct placement in your classes

Practice tests:
Q: Are you unsure of your
             Career Services
Career Services works with students and alumni to
       facilitate their career development.

  Three reasons to connect with Career Services early…and stay
1. Finding a major that is a good fit with you and your career goals
2. Developing and following a plan will prevent you from spending
   money on classes that may not be required for your major, and you
   will be more likely to graduate on time.
3. Utilizing the job preparation services offered
       Career Exploration and
If you have questions or are uncertain about your academic
major or career path, contact the Career Services office to
schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor:
      Take the web-based Choices Planner assessment
      Obtain specific occupational information
      Further explore academic majors, required coursework,
       transfer options, and more
Career Exploration and Advising
      Want to research careers and majors on your own?
 Stop by the Career Services office for a list of helpful websites
     and make use of the resources on Campus Connect.
      Job Preparation Services
 Resume and Cover Letter Writing Assistance
 Interview Preparation, including face-to-face mock interviews
 Interview Stream – webcam recorded mock interviews
 Resume Referral
         Job Board – located on campus
         Job Zone – on-line employment referral service exclusive to
                     Ivy Tech students and alumni
 Job Fairs
         Career Day: Ivy Tech’s Annual Job Fair – spring semester
         Health Careers Expo – fall semester
         Virtual Career Fair – in collaboration with 8 other colleges,
                               fall semester
 Workshops
 On-campus Recruiting Events (“Spotlights”)
  So how do you connect with
     Career Services?
                Room 125

(Appointments suggested but not required)
Successful Students…
Family Educational Rights
   Privacy Act 1974
 A federal law governing the privacy of educational
 Grants specific rights to students and puts
  restrictions on how schools may handle educational
 Requires that schools obtain written permission from
  students before releasing educational records.
2 Types of Educational Records:
 Directory Information
   – Schools may disclose this info without written
     consent of the student
     (name, address, telephone number, email address,
      dates of attendance, etc.)
 Non-Directory Information
   – Schools may NOT disclose this info without written
     consent of the student
     (any record not classified directory information)
      Non-Directory Information
 This private information must not be released to
  anyone, including parents of the student, without
  written consent from the student.

 Detailed info on FERPA in the
  2010-11 Student Handbook
Paying for Classes
3 Types of Financial Aid


Protect Your Financial Aid

    Protect Your Financial Aid


Financial Aid Workshops
     Oct 15   10-12

     Oct 22    2-4

     Oct 29   10-12

     Nov 05    2-4

     Nov 12   10-12

     Nov 19    2-4

     Dec 3    10-12

     Dec 10    2-4
     Dec 17   10-12
Business Affairs Office



Payment Plans
Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS)


Getting Your Refund
Getting Your Refund
Parking Permits


Ivy Tech Alert
• This message alert system delivers text messages to
  your cell phone if you carry this service with your cell
  phone carrier.

• Complete the Easy Sign Up!

• Please make sure you choose “Evansville” as your
  campus designated as “Optional Group.”
Case Study Activity

Even Successful Students Hit




Successful Students …
Student Commons
 1st floor – Café
 2nd floor – Quiet commons
 Vending machines
                              Tutoring Center
                               Second Floor, Room 228
                               Free assistance
                               Math, reading, & writing
 Plaza Building, Room 3407, (812) 429-1418
 Operated by Follett
 Hours:
   – 7:45 am - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
   – 7:45 am - 5:00 p.m. Friday
   – Closed Saturday and Sunday
 Purchase textbooks online:
 Book buy back policy
 New Rent-A-Text program this fall
Welborn Foundation
Wellness & Fitness Center
                   Fitness Services
             State of the art facility
             Personal Exercise Assessments
             Personal Work-out Programs
             Group Exercise Programs
             Room 142, call (812) 429-0585
Welborn Foundation
Wellness & Fitness Center
                  Wellness Services
   Confidential Screenings for Depression, Drug, and Alcohol Use
   Health Risk Assessments
   Semi-annual Health Fairs with Free Screenings and Programs
   “Stop Smoking” Classes
   Student Assistance Program and Confidential Counseling
   Weight Management
   Room 142, call (812) 429-0582
Virtual Library
          • Accessible 24/7
          • Enter through
           Campus Connect
     What Does the Carter Library
           Have to Offer?
 9,500+ books
 40 Databases with access to 23,000
 80,000+ eBooks
 Three group study rooms and space
    Library Offerings continued
 84 PCs and 5 Macs
 Black and white printing or copying
  for $.05 a page; color for $.30 a page.
 Document and image scanners
 Helpful, knowledgeable staff
 Remember! Use your Campus Connect
  username/password to log onto lab PCs!
Student ID Cards

          •   Library Card
          •   Fitness Center Access
          •   Printing in Library
          •   On-Campus ID
          •   Student discounts
Student Life
    Meet other students – Make a difference – Have FUN!

   Campus and Community Involvement
   Special Events
   SGA (Student Government Association)
   SLA (Student Leadership Academy)
   Clubs and Organizations
Services for Veterans
 Certifying Official:   Kristi Eidson
                         (Financial Aid)
 Veterans Service Organization (VSO)
 Events, services, and programs
Student Success Center
 Room 108, Evansville main building
 Services include:
   Peer Tutoring – One-on-one
   Peer Assisted Study Sessions (selected classes)
   Study Skills workshops
   Student success programs (Early Alert, S.T.A.R.)
   USI Transfer Assistance
   Assistance for dislocated workers
   Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services
 Provides accommodations and support for
  students with a documented disability.
  (Written request must be submitted each semester.)

 Make an appointment with the
  Disability Services Advisor, Cyndi Cates
  (812) 429-1386, located in Rm 108.
Academic Advising
Academic Advising
 and Registration
• Academic Advising Center
  • 1:1 advising appointments
  • Room 144, (812) 492-0531
Successful Students…
Three Steps to Scheduling Classes
How much time do you have for school?
How much time should you plan to
spend each week studying?
 3 credit hour class = 3 hours in class/week
 Study Time calculation:
      1 hour in class  2 hours study time
 One 3-hour credit class/week:
      3 hrs. class  6 hrs. study time
 How many study hours needed for four
  3-hour credit classes?
Choose the Best Class Format for You
Understand the Plan
                          must be
Course subject        completed before
 and number            you are able to
 required for         take the class on
 your degree.              the left.
Questions & Answers
We care about your success,
 we are here if you need us!

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