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    Apr 24, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Day (Traditional) Students


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, ACT or SAT test scores and an application fee of $50. The application fee is not refundable and cannot be applied to tuition, fees or housing. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Indiana Tech.

A new student may enter at the beginning of any regularly scheduled term. The exact dates are indicated in the academic calendar. An application form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803, or at

Advance Deposits

Each new student admitted to Indiana Tech must make an advance 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 postmarked by May 1 for students starting in the fall and by October 1 for students starting in the spring.

Upon receipt of the advance 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 advance 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 deposit with their application for student housing. This deposit is refundable if written notification of cancellation is postmarked by May 1 for students starting in the fall and by December 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 is available. A student is not considered fully accepted until the following are completed:

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

Campus Visits and Interviews

Candidates for admission and their families are encouraged to visit Indiana Tech so that they may tour the campus and talk with an admissions counselor. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty members about anticipated programs of study. An appointment may be made by writing the Office of Admissions, by calling toll free at 800.937.2448 ext. 3103, or online at 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. The student also is required to submit an SAT or ACT result. Extracurricular interests, activities, demonstrated student interest and recommendations from secondary school officials are also considered. A personal interview, though not required, is strongly recommended.

Advanced standing may be awarded to new students on the basis of 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 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.

Visiting 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 visiting 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 G.I. Bill educational benefits. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.


Day (Traditional) International Students

Indiana Tech welcomes student applications from foreign countries. Students from foreign countries will be admitted into academic studies on the basis of certified credentials verifying completion of preparatory studies and a TOEFL score of at least 70 IBT or IELTS of 6.0. Students with lower TOEFL or IELTS scores may be encouraged to enroll in Indiana Tech’s Intensive English Program.

We encourage all students to complete their application process and receive acceptance 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 $1,000 tuition deposit is required for matriculation in all programs. This deposit is refundable only if the student is denied a visa or a request is made in writing before the enrollment deadline. In order to recognize the additional expenses associated with handling, processing and admitting students from foreign countries, 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 forward 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 the students’ country of origin and the United States. International Admissions and Services is available for students’ assistance and advising.

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 International Admissions and Services once they arrive on campus with their I-20 and passport. 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 INS of any address change that occurs within 10 days.

Designated School Officials (DSOs) assists students by providing travel documents and other forms needed to be in compliance with INS regulations. For a complete listing of Indiana Tech DSOs, please contact International Admissions and Services.

CPS (Evening and Online) Students

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The Accelerated Degree Program is designed to serve the working adult student. The assumption of the university is that by working for a period of time prior to the pursuit of a college degree, the student will have attained considerable knowledge, maturity, and discipline not found in younger students. These characteristics are deemed essential for successful completion of the degree program and therefore are incorporated into the admissions requirements for the Accelerated Degree Program. Distance education programs have no age restrictions for admissions.

Admission to the College of Professional Studies requires completion of the Application for Admission.

Graduate Admission Requirements

The 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 from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Two (2) years of significant work experience
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package (e.g., application form, recommendations, etc.)

If the applicant does not meet the minimum work experience, the following criteria can be substituted:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 plus 200 times undergraduate GPA plus GMAT score must equal or exceed 1000 total points.

Additional MBA Admissions Requirements

Additionally, all MBA students must have completed the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting Principles
  • Corporate or Managerial Finance

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the academic coordinator an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The academic coordinator 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.

MBA Accounting Admissions Requirements

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

  • Student must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Student must have completed at least 24 undergraduate credits in accounting.
  • Student must have completed 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 academic coordinator an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The academic coordinator 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.

MSE Admissions 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
  • The student must have completed at least one undergraduate accounting course and one finance course

In certain cases, the admissions representative may submit to the academic coordinator an extension approval allowing the student a limited time to meet program prerequisites. The academic coordinator 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.

MSM Admissions Requirements

All MSM students must have completed Principles of Management with a grade of C or better.

MSOL Admissions Requirements

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

  • Minimum of three years of work experience with an increasing level of supervisory responsibilities
  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay expressing your reasons for applying and expectations for the program
  • A current résumé

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.

Non-Discrimination Policy and Compliance Statements

It has been the policy of Indiana Tech over a period of years to support measures designed to prevent discrimination against any individual student, faculty member or employee of the university for any reason.

It is the agreement of Indiana Tech with each student that enrollment signifies the student’s acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures as found in the university catalog and student handbook. If a student cannot agree with these standards, the student is free to leave Indiana Tech. If the student enrolls at Indiana Tech, the university expects compliance with its ideals, standards and regulations. Students are expected to adopt the same non-discriminatory philosophy as the university and any practices of discrimination by a student are subject to disciplinary sanctions under the code for student life.

We admit students without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, or disability to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university. Indiana Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics or other university administered programs. Indiana Tech will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability so that such individuals can enjoy the same access to services, programs or activities as other non-disabled individuals.

Family Education Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
Official Notification Of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

*A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the university receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records can be inspected.
  • The right to request an amendment of the student’s education record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the university to amend a record they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the registrar, who is responsible for student records, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the university decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the university will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.* A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or support staff position; a person or company with whom the university has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure by the university to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Directory Information

FERPA further provides that certain information, designated as “public information” concerning students may be released by the university. Indiana Tech has established the following student information as public or directory information, which may be disclosed by the institution at its discretion:

  • Student name
  • Address**
  • Phone number**
  • Email address
  • Major field of study
  • Current course load/enrollment
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees received
  • Graduation date
  • Academic awards received
  • Sports photograph
  • Position, weight and height of athletes

**While addresses and phone numbers are legally considered directory information, Indiana Tech does not release this information on a routine basis. This information is only released to campus officials, law enforcement agencies, student loan lenders, or others who have a legitimate right to the information as determined by the registrar.

Students may request that Indiana Tech withhold the release of directory information by notifying the registrar’s office in writing.

Non-Directory Information

All students are able to complete a Non-Directory Information Release Form. In accordance with FERPA and Indiana Tech policies, the form allows students to grant third party access to parents, guardians, spouse and/or others to their educational and financial records maintained by the admissions office, registrar’s office, business office and financial aid office.

Students may not select subsections of academic records to be released. In other words, a student may not give access to billing information but not to grades. The release form will cover all non-directory information. University officials may choose to not release information without obtaining specific student permission. Release of information is not required by law.

The information on the Non-Directory Information Release Form will be referenced whenever someone contacts the university on a student’s behalf. It informs university staff on whether you want information released and to whom it may be released.

If you decide that you no longer want others to access to your records, complete a new form to cancel the release.

Civil Rights Compliance Statement


Indiana Tech assures that it will comply with:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 200d et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 794, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
  • All regulations, guidelines and standards lawfully adopted under the above statutes by the U.S. Department of Education.

Indiana Tech also agrees that compliance with this assurance constitutes a condition of continued receipt of federal financial assistance, and that it is binding upon the applicant, its successors, transferees and assignees for the period during which such assistance is provided. Indiana Tech further assures that all contractors, subcontractors, sub grantees or others with whom it arranges to provide services or benefits to its students or employees in connection with its education programs or activities are not discriminating in violation of the above statutes, regulations, guidelines and standards against those students or employees.

Policy Concerning Students With Disabilities

Indiana Tech adheres to the Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the institution’s classes or facilities. Indiana Tech has made reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures and/or facilities when such modifications were necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The director of Student Support Services has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination and accommodation requirements of these laws.

Indiana Tech celebrates diversity by promoting independence and educational opportunities for persons with disabilities within the institution; promoting positive images of persons with disabilities within our community; promoting positive educational experiences for faculty, staff and students. The university encourages inclusive education by providing opportunities for accommodations and by facilitating services for persons with disabilities.

Disability does not equate with inability. Our mission is to provide the means for otherwise qualified students to overcome the consequences of their impairment. Our efforts are directed toward enabling students to achieve their academic goals by augmenting their existing strengths and abilities. Our intention is to coordinate the efforts of the students with those of the involved agencies to maintain the highest level of academic achievement and personal independence.

All members of the faculty and staff are required by federal law to be aware of and adhere to the basic policies and procedures pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions and comments should be directed to the Director of Student Support Services.
The university will provide auxiliary aids and services* where possible to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided the same opportunities as our students without disabilities.

If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please notify the director of Student Support Services. Additionally, if you believe that this policy has been violated by any employee of the university, please contact the director of Student Support Services. Complaints will be promptly acknowledged and investigated with the purpose of equitable resolution.

* “Auxiliary aids and services” includes qualified interpreters, note takers, written materials, assistive listening devices, qualified readers, taped texts, audio recordings, large print materials, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices and other similar devices and actions.

Title IX Compliance

It is the policy of Indiana Tech to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which provides that no person on the basis of gender be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.  Our policies on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct, which is also covered through Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence against others based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting claims of sexual discrimination.

Indiana Tech has designated Title IX coordinators listed on the website along with a complaint form to coordinate the university’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX. Indiana Tech also provides educational programming designed to inform students about the policy, prevent occurrences, and inspire bystander intervention. These programs range from online resources, in person presentations, print materials, and general publications.

For the most updated information and the full policy on non-discrimination and sexual misconduct including how to file a report, visit the university website at A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting or calling 800.421.3481.