Community college students are welcome as transfer students in our program. Ball State has articulation agreements with Ivy Tech related to general education (core)  graduation agreements, and the Department of Social Work works closely with the human services program at Ivy Tech in Region 6 (Muncie, Anderson, Marion).

Your community college advisor should help you plan ahead for transfer to Ball State. The number and kinds of courses you transfer in will determine the courses you will need to take at Ball State to finish the social work degree. If you are working on your human services associate degree at Ivy Tech, it is recommended you meet with the Chairperson in the Department of Social Work at Ball State University to identify certain courses at Ivy Tech for the smoothest transfer into the BSW program.

Ivy Tech students from other regions may need to adapt this plan. Generally, taking as many courses that will count toward Ball State's general education (core) requirements is your best bet. The Department of Social Work Chairperson will be glad to meet with you to discuss Ivy Tech courses that will transfer into Ball State University.  Please call the Department of Social Work at 765-285-1016 to make an appointment.