Does Ivy Tech Require the SAT?

Looking to attend Ivy Tech? You may be wondering if the school requires the SAT. Here’s what you need to know.

Checkout this video:

Ivy Tech’s General Testing Requirements

Ivy Tech does not require the SAT for admission into most of its programs.

Ivy Tech’s testing requirements for incoming students

Ivy Tech Community College uses a placement test to help determine your course selection. This test is not required for admission, but is required for enrollment in credit-bearing English and math courses. The purpose of the Ivy Tech placement test is to ensure that you are enrolling in courses that match your skill level.

You may be exempt from the placement test if you have satisfactorily completed certain types of college coursework or if you have met minimum scores on the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER. Test scores must be less than five years old.

-If you have satisfactorily completed college-level English and/or math courses with a “C” or better grade from another accredited college, you will be exempted from taking the placement test in that subject area.
-If you have taken the SAT within the past five years and earned a minimum combined score of 1050 on the verbal and math sections OR if you have taken the ACT within the past five years and earned a composite score of 21, you will be exempted from taking the Ivy Tech placement test.
-If you have taken the ACCUPLACER within the past five years and earned a minimum score of 97 in WritePlacer OR if you have earned a minimum score of 50 in Readership, you will be exempted from taking the Ivy Tech placement test.
To learn more about Ivy Tech’s testing requirements for incoming students, visit their website or contact their admissions office.

Ivy Tech’s testing requirements for transfer students

Ivy Tech Community College has a Transfer Articulation Agreement with all public and private four-year institutions in Indiana. The purpose of the Transfer Articulation Agreement is to facilitate the transfer of students from Ivy Tech to other institutions. All transfer students who have completed an Associate’s Degree at Ivy Tech are eligible to transfer.

Students who have not completed an Associate’s Degree at Ivy Tech but have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to transfer if they meet the criteria for admission to the receiving institution.

All students transferring from Ivy Tech must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, as well as high school transcripts, for evaluation by the receiving institution. In addition, all students must meet the general education requirements of the receiving institution. Specific courses may be required for admission to certain majors at the receiving institution.

The SAT or ACT is not required for admission to Ivy Tech. However, some institutions may require test scores for admission or placement purposes. Students should check with the receiving institution for specific testing requirements.

The SAT and Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech does not require the SAT for admission. However, some of our competitive programs may require SAT or ACT scores for admission. If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, you can still be admitted to Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech’s requirements for the SAT

Ivy Tech Community College has a “open door” admissions policy, meaning that any student who has a high school diploma or equivalent is eligible to enroll. However, there are some programs that may have additional requirements, such as a minimum GPA or placement test scores.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Ivy Tech will not require students to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission purposes. This is a change from our previous policy and is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that many students have been affected by the closures of schools and testing centers, and we want to remove any barriers to enrollment. We encourage students to submit SAT or ACT scores if they have them, as they may be used for placement purposes.

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact your campus Admissions Office.

How to submit your SAT scores to Ivy Tech

If you’ve taken the SAT, you can submit your SAT scores to Ivy Tech by request through your online account. When submitting your scores, be sure to use our college code, which is 1324. You can also have your scores sent to us directly from the College Board.

Other Testing Requirements for Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech does not require the SAT for admission. However, there are other testing requirements for Ivy Tech. The following is a list of the other testing requirements for Ivy Tech:

Ivy Tech’s requirements for the ACT

Ivy Tech Community College uses the ACT as one of several measures to place incoming students into English and math courses. Math and reading scores on the ACT are used to place students in the following courses:

-English: 85 or higher on the English section of the ACT (or equivalent score on another college placement test) places students in English Composition I. A score of 75-84 (or equivalent score on another college placement test) places students in Developmental Language Skills II. Students who score below 75 (or equivalent score on another college placement test) must take Developmental Language Skills I before enrolling in English Composition I.

-Math: 22 or higher on the math section of the ACT (or equivalent score on another college placement test) places students in College Algebra. A score of 18-21 (or equivalent score on another college placement test) places students in Precalculus. Students who score below 18 (or equivalent score on another college placement test) must take Intermediate Algebra before enrolling in College Algebra or Precalculus.

Ivy Tech’s requirements for the placement test

Ivy Tech uses the Accuplacer placement test to determine your course placement. You must take the test if you have not yet met Ivy Tech’s math and/or English requirement through another assessment and if you plan to enroll in a math and/or English class.

You can take the test at any Ivy Tech testing center or at select high schools. Check with your local campus to see if they offer testing at high schools in your area.

If you have already taken the SAT, ACT, or PERT, you may not need to take the Accuplacer. Check with your campus to see if your scores meet Ivy Tech’s requirements for math and English placement.

Scroll to Top