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Freshman Admission Requirements





Before applying for admission, ensure that you are a freshman candidate.



REQUIREMENT #1

MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

2.0 on a U.S. 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs) 

REQUIREMENT #2

COMPLETE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION

Application Fee:  $55.00 non-refundable

REQUIREMENT #3

SUBMIT ACADEMIC RECORDS

  • Submit all documents to intadmit@bsu.edu or fax to 765-285-3710
  • Scans, Emails, and Faxes of documents are acceptable
  • Transcripts and diplomas must be in English
    • Required:  transcripts and diplomas from all institutions where you have studied in the past
  • Attested copies of academic documents are acceptable

Exceptions:

Transcripts from United States schools must be sent directly from institution to Ball State University – International Admissions

REQUIREMENT #4

OPTIONAL: TOEFL/IELTS: 

If you have completed TOEFL/IELTS you can submit them to Ball State. If you meet the following minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores, you will not have to take an English placement test upon your arrival.  Otherwise, you will be considered for Conditional Admission, and you will be required to take the English placement test during orientation.
  • Ball State University School Code 1051
  • Test scores must be sent directly from ETS
  • TOEFL Scores of 79 IBT or 550 PBT, or above, are eligible for regular admission
  • IELTS Scores of 6.5 or above are eligible for regular admission

General TOEFL/IELTS Exceptions:

  • If you have earned a degree or have 24 hours of academic study in the United States, you are waived from the TOEFL/IELTS
  • If you have earned a degree from the following native-English speaking countries, you may be waived from the TOEFL/IELTS.  Waivers will be reviewed at the time of evaluation of your application.
    • Australia
    • Canada (excluding Quebec)
    • Ireland
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom

OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are required by the International Student Services team, if you are found admissible to Ball State University. You can send them at the time of application or once you have received an application decision. Contact the International Student Services team at: intlservices@bsu.edu

REQUIREMENT #5

PASSPORT PHOTOCOPY

  • A clear copy of the main passport page for you and each of the dependents (spouse or children) that you will bring to Ball State. 
  • If you are currently in the United States, include the following:
    • Copies of your current visa
    • Copies of all I-20s or DS 2019s and I-94s for you and your dependents.

REQUIREMENT #6

ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF FUNDS

You must demonstrate your ability to pay for your living expenses and your university fees through one of the following:

  • Personal Funding
  • Private Sponsorship (family and friends)
  • Government Sponsorship
  • Ball State Sponsorship



International Admissions
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Room 102
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5422
Fax: 765-285-3710
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