Taking One Class
Ball State’s Online and Distance Education program is how we extend the university to you. Whether you’re looking to work toward an undergraduate or graduate degree or just looking to take a class or two for professional development, we offer more than 60 online and distance learning programs, and courses with flexible and convenient schedules make going to school a possibility for almost anyone. Find out how to get started or contact us for more information.
As a High School Guest Student
If you planning on taking only one class and are not already admitted to the university, you will need to complete a Special Application Request. Make sure to mark application type as a "High School Special" student.
If you are interested in High School-to-College Transition Program for Dual Credit, please visit Online and Distance Education.
As a Transfer Student
We’ll consider you for admission if you’ve earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all transferable course work attempted. Courses from remedial programs, vocational and technical schools, and colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited* cannot be transferred.
*Accrediting associations include:
- Middle States Association
- North Central Association
- New England Association
- Northwest Association
- Southern Association
- Western Association
Admission decisions will be based upon your academic records at all educational institutions you’ve attended. You must be in good academic standing and eligible to return immediately to the last institution you attended.
If you apply for transfer admission to Ball State while you’re enrolled at another college or university, you may be considered for admission on the basis of your current college or university cumulative GPA. If you’re admitted to Ball State while enrolled at another college or university (referred to as “transfer admission on an incomplete transcript”), your cumulative GPA must remain above 2.0. Admission granted under such circumstances may be withdrawn if your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.
Automated Course Transfer System
Find out how your credits will transfer to Ball State through our Automated Course Transfer System (ACTS). Get help using ACTS.