Information can help families make better decisions for life after high school
KOKOMO, Ind. — Parents of area high school seniors are invited to Parent Night events at Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo and Logansport campuses to learn more about possibilities for their student’s life after high school. Sessions are planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the main building at 1815 E. Morgan St. in Kokomo and at the campus at 1 Ivy Tech Way in Logansport.
“A college education is a huge investment – and not just in money,” said Marcia Worland, vice chancellor for Enrollment Services for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. “It’s also an investment of the time and effort the student puts into attending class and studying, transitioning from high school to college-level coursework and expectations, and for many, living away from home for the first time. Parents can help their children make good decisions by knowing all the options – including community college.”
The Parent Night presentation will cover these topics:
- Welcome to Community College overview
- Dual Credit: Putting to use the Ivy Tech credit you may already be earning
- Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP)
- Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP)
- Paying for College 101: Tips, tricks, strategies
- Accreditation and Renovation Update (Kokomo only)
Participants can tour the campuses and speak with faculty and staff about Ivy Tech’s range of academic programs. Specific information will be available for students who have earned Ivy Tech credits through their high school’s dual credit program and students who are interested in the accelerated associate degree program and other transfer opportunities. Representatives of Student Life and Student Success, including advising and Disability Support Services, will be on hand to share information and answer questions.
Those interested in attending should sign up with Tammy Herschberger at email@example.com or 765-252-5487 for the Kokomo Campus event or Jovita Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-398-6097 for the Logansport Campus event.
Discussing the time and money needed for a college education, Worland noted, “Parents and their seniors have a lot of big decisions to make to be sure the investments they make pay off. It’s critical that they know and understand all their options.
“These Parent Night programs are designed to give parents the information they need to guide their children to choose options that are the right fit – financially, academically and socially.”
At Ivy Tech, available options range from short-term certificate programs that move grads right into the workforce, to degrees and credits that transfer to four-year colleges, to courses as a visiting student in the summer to stay on track for on-time completion and save money at another school. The Parent Night offers an opportunity to explore the options right here in local communities — at Indiana’s community college.
“And if your student is saying, ‘I’m taking a year off,’ it’s even more reason to attend!” Worland added, noting the importance of postsecondary education, at any level, to success in the workforce.