Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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 form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803, or at IndianaTech.edu/apply.

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 December 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 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 are 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 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 on the basis of 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 Techh 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.

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 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 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 due to the accelerated nature of the degree programs.

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 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 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 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 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 Admissions Requirements 

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

  • Student must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum of two years significant work experience
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package 

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

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 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

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
  • Minimum of two years significant work experience
  • Completion of the Graduate Division Application Package

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 preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree (in any field) from an accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better
  • A brief essay expressing your reasons for applying and expectations for the program
  • A current résumé

Graduate Certificates 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 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 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.

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.