Paula Birt

Ivy Tech Community College
Statewide Dir, Assoc Accl Prog
Accelerated Programs: The Ivy Tech Community College Associate Accelerated Degree Program (ASAP) provides the opportunity for recent high school graduates to earn an associate degree in one year. The pilot project targets recent high school graduates who are capable of doing college-level work but, for socio-economic reasons, considered at-risk for college success. Once on Ivy Tech’s campus, an accelerated course delivery model, interdisciplinary project-based learning, and strong student support system provide the structure necessary for student retention resulting in degree completion.