FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- A new collaboration between Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College's Fort Wayne campus will make it easier for Ivy Tech students hoping to earn a Purdue degree.
The Titan to Mastodon Connection is a dual-enrollment program for students who would otherwise be denied admission as a full-time student to PFW based on their level of academic achievement in high school.
Beginning in the 2020 fall semester, high school graduates with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.299 will be able to take courses at both schools in pursuit of an associate degree.
These credits will be fully transferable towards a bachelor's degree at PFW.
“Some students who greatly desire a Purdue degree and the high level of achievement it represents need our help finding a more appropriate pathway to success than what has traditionally been available,” said Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, chancellor of Purdue Fort Wayne. “This innovative collaboration between Purdue Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne leverages the strength and quality of each institution to support students who will benefit from a more effective introduction to higher education.”
The program is only available to first-time applicants.
Following the completion of the program at Ivy Tech, students will be guaranteed admittance to PFW.
“Titan to Mastodon Connection sends a strong message that Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Purdue Fort Wayne are dedicated to students who need the additional academic and community support that Ivy Tech is perfectly positioned to provide,” said Jerrilee Mosier, chancellor of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.
Currently, more than 125 students who have applied to PFW for the 2020 fall semester have qualified for acceptance into the program.
Leaders at PFW expect that number to grow significantly as the Titan to Mastodon Connection becomes more established.