Director of K-14 Initatives and Recruitment, Ivy Tech Community College – Batesville
Batesville High School offers dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities for high school students ready to begin college-level work.
Ivy Tech Community College offers a variety of high school-based dual credit courses. These are accredited Ivy Tech college courses taught at Batesville High School, through equivalent high school courses sanctioned by the Indiana Department of Education, by highly qualified high school teachers who meet the same credentialing standards as those required of on-campus Ivy Tech faculty.
Dual enrollment courses are taught on Ivy Tech’s campus by Ivy Tech professors.
Upon successful completion of a high school-based dual credit course and/or a dual enrollment course, students are awarded both high school and Ivy Tech Community College credits. To receive Ivy Tech credit, they enroll as “Courses Only” Ivy Tech students, meaning that they are officially Ivy Tech students who are not yet pursuing a degree or certification in one of the programs offered on our three campuses.
There is no tuition charged for Ivy Tech High School-Based Dual Credit Courses and Ivy Tech Dual Enrollment Courses. Students are required to purchase the necessary textbook(s) for the Ivy Tech course(s) at their own expense. To participate in the Ivy Tech high school-based dual credit and dual enrollment program, students need to meet the prerequisites established for each course. They must demonstrate a readiness for college-level work. This is determined by tests such as the PSAT, ACT, SAT, Knowledge Assessment and GPA.
Upon successful completion of a high school-based dual credit course and/or a dual enrollment course, students are encouraged to check with public colleges and universities for transferability. It is also possible that the dual credits can transfer to private or out-of-state colleges or universities, but again, students need to check with specific schools to be sure. Ultimately, it is up to the receiving institution to determine which credits transfer and how they can be used.
Batesville High School Dual Enrollment courses follow the published Ivy Tech-Batesville school calendar. Students are expected to attend each Ivy Tech-Batesville Dual Enrollment session. In most cases, Dual Enrollment courses do NOT meet on Mondays but do meet during BCSC Fall and Spring breaks.