The IvyTech2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first.

If you are not yet enrolled at Ivy Tech, apply for admission to Ivy Tech and enroll in an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree plan.

Once you are admitted to Ivy Tech, just fill out the IvyTech2NKU application found here.

Your application will be reviewed for eligibility by Ivy Tech, forwarded to NKU, and reviewed for eligibility by NKU. You will be notified of the status by either Ivy Tech or NKU.  Note: You will need to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.


Work together with your advisor or counselor to establish an appropriate pathway for transfer.

Contact Kelsey Haskins at bevinsk1@nku.edu or 859-572-5990.

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Welcome to the IvyTech2NKU Transfer Site

This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree designed for transfer from Ivy Tech Community College who plan to transfer to Northern Kentucky University.  The information provided on this web site does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus. 

Pathways to Degree Completion

The Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to NKU to complete their baccalaureate degree. Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A complete list of available pathways can be found here!

Program Benefits

  • Assigned academic advisors at both NKU and Ivy Tech
  • Access to NKU events and facilities (e.g., sporting events, Rec Center)
  • Admissions Coordinator to assist in transitioning
  • Access to NKU resources (e.g., Library, Tutoring)

Program Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Ivy Tech
  • Enrolled in an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree program
  • Plan to transfer to NKU 
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at Ivy Tech