Those interested in an accelerated completion of their college degree may be interested in attending the Ivy Tech Community College ASAP Night planned for Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at the main campus, 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville.
The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) at Ivy Tech is designed for high school graduates to earn an associate degree in 11 months and prepares them to transfer as a junior to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Classes are held in small, closely-knit groups and students remain with this group throughout the program.
98% of ASAP students go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree, and 100% of ASAP graduates who applied to one or more four-year college were accepted.
Mason Clark, a graduate of Mt. Vernon Senior High School, graduated from ASAP in 2019. He said that not only was there value in completing his degree quickly and with a group of like-minded individuals, he also learned a lot in several experiences the group did together. “While I, with six other members of Cohort V, was busy taking four 8-week courses at a time, I was also busy bettering the community and myself,” he said, noting all of the many service projects with which ASAP assisted. He also had the honor of being the Outstanding Graduate of the General Education Transfer Core.
Gina Nalley, also a 2019 ASAP graduate, had the honor of being selected the student commencement speaker. “This program is fast paced, but if students are willing to apply themselves, they will be given the resources they need to be successful,” she said. “In ASAP, you do not just learn about school subjects, you learn life lessons.”
For more information about the program, come to the event or go to www.ivytech.edu/asap. Those completing the Interest Form link at this site will also receive additional information.