Ivy Tech adds honor program at South Bend campus

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Ivy Tech Community College is adding an honors program at its South Bend campus this fall aimed at preparing students to potentially transfer into selective four-year universities.

The South Bend Tribune reports the program is affiliated with the American Honors and partner four-year colleges include DePauw University, Wabash College, Smith College, Purdue University, Georgetown University and others.

The Ivy Tech honors program doesn't guarantee students admission to one of those schools, but the program is designed to help students reach the goals needed for transfer admission. Ivy Tech began offering American Honors in early 2013 at its Indianapolis campus, and gradually is expanding it to other campuses.

Some of the honors courses will be taught online or via a distance-learning arrangement by Ivy Tech faculty at other campuses.

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