Ivy Tech Community College, American College of Education sign health sciences transfer agreement

News | April 18, 2018


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College and American College of Education (ACE) have signed a transfer agreement for Ivy Tech’s associate of science and associate of applied science degrees in the School of Health Sciences, to American College of Education’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. As a result, students who earn the associate degree can move seamlessly to the bachelor’s program, upon acceptance and fulfilling the proper requirements, to American College of Education.

“We are thrilled for our Health Sciences students to offer them this opportunity for transfer with American College of Education,” says Mary Anne Sloan, vice president of healthcare, Ivy Tech Community College. “Students in healthcare are afforded many career opportunities with an associate degree, and additional training and education will take them even further. We are proud to partner with American College of Education and look forward to seeing our students succeed.”

Students can transfer all credit earned in 20 of Ivy Tech’s qualifying associate degree programs to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program, and automatically fulfill the minimum 60 semester credit hour requirement for admission. Additional conditions include:

  • Submit a complete application for admission to ACE

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale for full admission, or minimum cumulative GAP of 1.75 on a 4-point scale for provisional admission

  • Maximum number of transfer credits ACE will accept from Ivy Tech graduates for ACE’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is 84 semester credit hours

“There is a growing need in the healthcare sector, and jobs in this area are forecast to rise in the coming years. Completing a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration is a valuable step in this career path,” said Claudia Mitchell, ACE Assistant Provost for Healthcare Professions. “We at ACE are very excited to partner with Ivy Tech to provide their health science graduates with a seamless pathway to obtain a B.S. in Healthcare Administration.”



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 and a member of the North Central Association.

About American College of Education
American College of Education (ACE) delivers affordable, online degree programs and professional development programs for working professionals across the U.S. As a Benefit Corporation and a Certified B Corp, ACE is dedicated to the belief that students of all ages should have the opportunity to receive college degrees affordably, without having to incur substantial debt. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, ACE offers degrees in the fields of education and healthcare that expand student knowledge and aid in the acquisition of new skills and methods from a highly credentialed and experienced faculty.
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