Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Admissions



Day (Traditional) Students

Procedure

Students who wish to apply for admission may submit formal applications after completion of the junior year of high school or its equivalent. When all admission materials are received by Indiana Tech, the applicant is notified concerning eligibility for admission. In addition to the application form, these materials include the high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores (optional).

A new student may enter at the beginning of any regularly scheduled term. The exact dates are indicated in the academic calendar. An application can be submitted at IndianaTech.edu/apply or through the Common App.

Admission Deposits

Each admitted student who decides to attend Indiana Tech must make a tuition deposit of $100 (applies toward tuition) after notice by the Office of Admissions that the application has been accepted.

This is refundable if written notification of cancellation is received by May 1 for students starting in the fall and by January 1 for students starting in the spring.

Upon receipt of the tuition deposit, the student’s name is officially recorded on the roster of students. This procedure assures a student of a place in the university. The tuition deposit will be fully credited to the student’s tuition and fees upon first registration. This deposit is not recurring. Students who will live in Indiana Tech residence halls are required to make a $350 housing deposit with their application for student housing. This deposit is refundable if written notification of cancellation is received by May 1 for students starting in the fall and by January 1 for students starting in the spring. This deposit is held as security against damage and is refundable upon completion of the terms of the residence hall contract. Housing for both male and female students are available. A student is not considered fully accepted until the following are completed:

  • All required admission forms have been submitted;
  • He/she has been notified of acceptance by the Office of Admissions;
  • He/she has confirmed intention to enroll by submitting the $100 tuition deposit plus a $350 housing deposit, if applicable.

In order to guarantee a complete course schedule and housing assignment (if applicable), deposits need to be submitted by the May 1 priority deadline.

Campus Visits and Interviews

Candidates for admission and their families are encouraged to visit Indiana Tech to tour the campus and talk with an admissions counselor, current student, professor, and/or coach. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty members about anticipated programs of study. An appointment may be made by calling the Office of Admissions at 800.937.2448, ext. 3103, or online at IndianaTech.edu/visit. Office hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although a personal interview is not required, Indiana Tech reserves the right to require an interview if the Office of Admissions considers an interview desirable.

Minimum Requirements for Admission

Freshman Students: Admission as a freshman student is primarily based on the applicant’s secondary school record. Indiana Tech is test-optional, but students are still encouraged to provide an ACT or SAT test score for scholarship considerations. Extracurricular interests, activities, demonstrated student interest and recommendations from secondary school officials are also considered. 

Advanced standing may be awarded to new students based on dual credit/enrollment courses, CEEB Advanced Placement test scores, special examination by Indiana Tech or by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), both general and subject examinations.

Indiana Tech recognizes the General Education Development test for applicants who wish to establish high school equivalency.

Transfer Students: A student who is attending or has attended another college or university after high school graduation may apply for admission to Indiana Tech as a transfer student by submitting the regular application for admission, secondary school transcripts and transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed with the grade of C or higher or their equivalents from accredited colleges or universities. Application of transfer credit to specific degree programs is determined by the appropriate college dean. Students wishing to transfer from colleges not regionally accredited may be required to submit catalogs and/or course syllabi in order that potential transfer credit may be analyzed.

Credit awarded through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the DSST Program may also be submitted for approval for transfer credit, along with dual credit/enrollment courses, CEEB Advanced Placement test scores earned during your secondary school career.

Guest Students: A person who wishes to enroll for a limited number of credits, but not as a candidate for a degree, may register as a guest student upon presentation of evidence to an appropriate dean that he or she meets the requirements for admission. Visiting students seeking temporary admission, in order to accumulate credits toward completion of degree requirements at another institution, should have written approval to register for the specific courses from the degree-granting institution. This status is not available to a student dismissed from Indiana Tech for academic or other reasons. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Veterans: Indiana Tech aids veterans in academic and financial counseling as well as in making available information regarding eligibility and procedures for applying for GI Bill® educational benefits. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

 

Day (Traditional) International Students

Indiana Tech welcomes students from all over the world. Admissions decisions for international students will be based on verified high school transcripts, college transcripts (if applicable), along with English proficiency scores. 

We encourage all students to complete their application process at least one month before the start of their first term. This helps avoid delays in processing, shipping and visa issuance. Please keep challenges such as paperwork delivery, currency exchange and travel time in mind to ensure your timely start of studies.

A $500 tuition deposit (applies towards tuition) is required for accepted students. This deposit is refundable only if the student is denied a visa or a request is made in writing before the refund deadline. In order to recognize the additional expenses associated with handling, processing and admitting international students, Indiana Tech charges a one-time processing fee of $250 upon initial enrollment. International students are also required to purchase Indiana Tech’s medical insurance.

It is strongly recommended that international students deposit a significant sum of money (a minimum of $5,000 USD is suggested) to be applied against tuition, room, board and other fees in the freshman year. This credit will serve to offset initial delays, which often occur in the transfer of funds between countries. The office of International Admissions is available for assisting and advising international students for any admissions and visa related questions.

International Student Regulations

International students entering the United States on student visas must have ample funds to pay for their educational expenses without seeking an employment card to work outside of the university. The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that all individuals with student visas be enrolled on a full-time basis (a minimum of 12 credits each semester for undergraduate students) and keep their passports valid for no less than six months. All international students should report to the International Admissions office once they arrive on campus with their I-20, passport, copy of I-94 and official transcripts. The university is required to track certain information including entry date, passport numbers, local address and major field of study. It is the responsibility of each individual student to maintain his or her immigration status and notify International Services of any address change that occurs within 10 days, so we can update their SEVIS records.

Designated School Officials (DSOs) assists students by providing travel documents and other forms needed to be in compliance with INS regulations. Students can contact the office of International Admissions or International Services for any travel related questions.

CPS (Evening and Online) Students

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies is designed in an accelerated format. Indiana Tech gives learners the ability to make rapid progress towards earning a career-oriented degree while taking just one class at a time. 

Admission to the College of Professional Studies requires completion of the Application for Admission and any required documents.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Indiana Tech’s graduate program is designed to serve the working professional adult student. The assumption of the university is that by working for a period of time prior to the pursuit of a graduate degree, the student has attained considerable knowledge, maturity and discipline that is not common in traditional-age students. These characteristics are essential for successful completion of the degree program; hence, they are incorporated into the admissions requirements. The admissions guidelines for the graduate school are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Two (2) years of significant work experience preferred.
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

MBA Accounting Admission Requirements

The following are the requirements for an individual to be accepted into the MBA accounting concentration:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of at least 24 undergraduate credits in accounting.
  • Completion of at least 24 credits in business and economics courses other than accounting. These courses can be at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

The business courses may include up to 6 credits of business and tax law courses and up to 6 credits of computer science. The accounting credits must include courses covering financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and managerial accounting.

The Indiana Board of Accountancy may change CPA requirements at any time. Contact your graduate advisor with any questions.

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the assistant dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The assistant dean will then determine if, and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MBA Admission Requirements 

The following are the requirements for an individual to be accepted into the MBA, with the following concentrations: Business Analytics, Global Health Leadership, Health Care Management, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Professional Studies, Project Management, and Sport Management. 

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine if and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Cybersecurity

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, students should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field, from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine, if, and how, the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Engineering Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Engineering Management program, students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • The student must have obtained a Bachelor of Science in a technical field from an accredited institution.
  • The student must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine if and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Global Health Leadership Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Global Health Leadership, students should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine if and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Information Systems

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Information Systems students should meet the following requirements:  

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field, from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine, if, and how, the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they can take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Organizational Leadership Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, students should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine if, and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without completing prerequisites, they will be allowed to take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Management Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Management, students should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine if, and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without the completion of prerequisites, they will be allowed to take only two graduate-level courses. Additional graduate-level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

MS Psychology Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Psychology, students should meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Student must have completed at least 6 undergraduate credits in Psychology
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the associate dean an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The associate dean will then determine, if and how the student may correct the deficiencies. If the student is granted admission to the program without the completion of prerequisites, they will be allowed to take only two graduate level courses. Additional graduate level courses may be added only after the prerequisites are met.

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The Graduate Certificate program is designed to serve the working professional adult student. The assumption of the university is that by working for a period of time before the pursuit of a graduate degree, the student has attained considerable knowledge, maturity and discipline that is not common in traditional-age students. These characteristics are essential for successfully completing the Certificate program; hence, they are incorporated into the admissions requirements. The Graduate Certificate program is housed within the graduate school, and the admissions guidelines for the graduate school are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

Graduate Certificate classes may be counted toward MBA requirements, should students decide to apply for the MBA program.  Graduate Certificate students will be allowed to complete their Certificate coursework without completing the MBA prerequisites.  Certificate students will need to complete the MBA prerequisites should they decide to complete the entire MBA.

Post- Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The Post-Graduate Certificate program is available to students outside of Indiana Tech. 

Requirements for students without doctoral experience:

  • Students must submit a transcript as proof of completed Master’s degree
  • 15 credit hours will be required for certificate completion
    1. Students must complete RES 7000-Introduction to Research Methods, with a B- or above
    2. Students must complete LDS 7001-Leadership Theory and Research, with a B- or above
    3. Students must complete three additional Global Leadership core courses, with a B- or above
  • Students must apply through the PhD office and be accepted into the certificate program. 
  • Once the certificate is successfully completed, a student may apply to the PhD program.

Requirements for students with doctoral experience:

Students must submit a transcript as proof of completed doctoral work

  • Doctoral transcripts will be evaluated for proof of writing and research competency
    1. If a student has not completed appropriate coursework, they must complete RES 7000-Introduction to Research Methods, with a B- or above
    2. Students must complete LDS 7001-Leadership Theory and Research, with a B- or above
    3. Students must complete three additional Global Leadership core courses, with a B- or above
  • Students must apply through the PhD office and be accepted into the certificate program.

Ph.D. Admission Requirements

Admissions decisions for the Ph.D. in Global Leadership will be based on:

  • Completion of the Indiana Tech doctoral division application.
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work including evidence of completion of a master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution.*
  • An original essay addressing the candidate’s interest in the program and intended goals.
  • A current resume including educational record, employment history and relevant accomplishments, publications, presentations, and professional contributions.
  • A scheduled interview upon receipt of all the above materials.
  • *See Catalog Appendix