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Graduate Admission Requirements



Before applying, ensure that you that you are a graduate admission candidate.



 REQUIREMENT #1

MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

2.75 on a U.S. 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPA's)

REQUIREMENT #2

MEET SPECIFIC DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS

Often, departments which you are applying for admission will require specific documents and materials.  For example, some departments could require GRE/GMAT scores, auditions, writing samples, or portfolios.  The graduate program's website will indicate the application material that you will need to submit.  

Graduate applicants are responsible for:

  • Submitting supplemental documentation directly to the department to which you are applying
  • Meeting specific department deadlines

For additional program information, view our Graduate Program Descriptions.

 REQUIREMENT #3

COMPLETE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION

Application Fee: $60.00 non-refundable

 

REQUIREMENT #4

SUBMIT ACADEMIC RECORDS

All graduate applicants are required to send their academic documents earned outside of the United States to WES (World Education Services) for evaluation.  Ball State requires the Course by Course evaluation (including transcripts).

Government Sponsored Exceptions:

  • You are not required to submit academic records to WES, but you are encouraged to
  • You will need to submit copies of all transcripts and diplomas in English for all of your post-secondary education
  • Failure to use WES evaluation services can cause a delay in the evaluation of your applications
 

REQUIREMENT #5

TOEFL/IELTS

You must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score directly to us from Educational Testing Service (ETS)

  • Ball State University School Code 1051
  • 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

Government Sponsored Exceptions

  • You are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. If your program allows Conditional Admission, we will process your application.  Please ensure that your program is not on the conditional admission exclusion list.  
  • If you submit a passing TOEFL or IELTS score you will be considered 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 one of these native-English speaking countries, you may be waived from the TOEFL/IELTS.  Waivers will be reviewed at the time of evaluation.
    • Australia
    • Canada (excluding Quebec)
    • Ireland
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom

NOTE: The WES evaluation is required for all international graduate applicants. Students who receive financial sponsorship or a financial guarantee from their home government have the option of submitting their official transcripts directly to Ball State University.

OTHER REQUITED DOCUMENTS

 The following documents will be 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 our application decision. Contact the International Student Services team at: intlservices@bsu.edu

 

REQUIREMENT #6

PASSPORT PHOTOCOPY

  • A clear copy of the main passport page for you and each of the dependents (spouse or children) 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 #7

ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF FUNDS 

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



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

Phone: 765-285-5422
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