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Ivy Tech to open Saturday to accommodate fall registration

By Mike Leonard 331-4368 |
July 30, 2010

With Ivy Tech officials anticipating yet another enrollment record this fall, employees will open the main campus Saturday to help prospective students sign up for classes and orientation.

Ivy Tech will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and also will offer an extra hour at night on Aug. 4 and 11 to accommodate student enrollment. Normal hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admissions, advising and financial aid offices will all be open on Saturday and on extended hours days. The bookstore, business office and testing center will also be open.

Last fall, the Bloomington campus set a new enrollment record of 6,205 students. “We’re really hoping to see about 6,700 students this fall,” said Jennie Vaughan, vice chancellor for student affairs. “Every measure we have indicates another enrollment record.”

Vaughan said the campus is already very busy with fall student enrollment. All first-time, degree-seeking students also are required to attend an orientation session that typically lasts 2 1/2 hours. Students can sign up for orientation sessions, or get more information about course options, at

Students will see a 4.9 percent increase in tuition fees this year. But the vice chancellor said Ivy Tech remains a great value in higher education.

“One credit hour is just $104.55,” she pointed out. “So, for example, you can take a 3-hour English composition class with a full, Ph.D. professor for $313.65. We think that’s pretty hard to beat.”

The fall semester at Ivy Tech, on Bloomington’s west side, begins on Monday, Aug. 23.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus offers more than 475 credit hours that can transfer to Indiana University or other four-year Indiana colleges and universities.

Copyright: 2010