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GED/TASC Recipients

We practice rolling admission, which means we’ll review your application once we receive all required materials. Review the following steps to submit a complete application to Ball State.

 

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Step 1: Review Admission Criteria for GED/TASC

If you have a General Education Diploma (GED) or Test Assessing Secondary Education (TASC), you must meet these passing scores to be considered.

Passing Scores for GED

  • Passing Score of at least 150–200

2013 and Earlier

  • Standard Average Score of at least 520 (or 52 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Writing Skills Score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Mathematics Score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • minimum score of 450 (or 45 for tests prior to 2002) in each of the remaining sections

Passing Scores for TASC

  • Score of 500 on each subject test (language arts, math, social studies, writing)
  • Score of at least 2/8 on writing prompt

 

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Step 2: Send Us Your Score Report

A complete application requires an official GED/TASC score report sent directly from your testing center. We accept transcripts electronically or mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.

 

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Step 3: Send Us Your SAT and/or ACT Scores (If Applicable)

Applicants under age 23 must take the SAT or ACT. Applicants age 23 or older are not required; however, please submit your scores if you have taken either test.

  • For SAT scores, use code 1051.
  • For ACT scores, use code 1176.

Send SAT Scores

Send ACT Scores

 

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Step 4: Tell Us about Yourself

Optional – Submit a one-page applicant statement describing the circumstances that affected your academic performance and/or course selection. Outline what you have done since receiving your GED/TASC.

 

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Step 5: Apply for Admission

Complete the online application for undergraduate admission. Some program areas require additional information or materials. Find out if yours is one of them

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Home-schooled

We practice rolling admission, which means we’ll review your application once we receive all required application materials. Review the following steps to submit a complete application to Ball State.

 

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Step 1: Review Undergraduate Admission Criteria

Admission to Ball State is competitive, and you will need to meet the same requirements as traditional high school students. We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application.

Review Admission Criteria

 

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Step 2: Send Us Your Score Report

A complete application requires an official transcript sent directly from your home school. We accept transcripts electronically or mailed directly to the Office of Admissions. We may require you to submit materials showing the curriculum and the content of each course.

As a home-schooled student, you’re required to prove your graduation. Once your high school curriculum is completed, send your final transcript with the date (month, day, and year) of your high school graduation. You may also submit an acceptable score on the GED/TASC exam.

Mail Us Your Transcript

Download the Guidance Counselor Form

 

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Step 3: Send Us Your SAT and/or ACT Scores

We accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript. ACT test takers are encouraged to take the writing portion of the test to be considered for English placement and advanced credit.

  • For SAT scores, use code 1051.
  • For ACT Scores, use code 1176.

Send SAT Scores

Send ACT Scores

 

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Step 4: Tell Us about Yourself

Optional – Submit a one-page applicant statement, resume, or recommendation. As a home-schooled student, you may wish to submit a statement highlighting unique educational opportunities, significant life experiences that have affected your academic preparation, and special awards and recognitions.

 

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Step 5: Apply for Admission

Complete the online application for undergraduate admission. Some program areas require additional information or materials. Find out if yours is one of them.

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23 and Older

Ball State is committed to offering access to higher education for qualified adults age 23 or older. Applicants with previous college experience are considered transfer students.

We practice rolling admission, which means we’ll review your application once we receive all required application materials. Review the following steps to submit a complete application to Ball State.

 

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Step 1: Review Ball State's Admission Criteria

If you are age 23 or older, Ball State will consider the following when you apply:

  • successful completion of a high school diploma or GED/TASC
  • high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent GED/TASC certificate scores
  • SAT/ACT scores (only if you have them)

 

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Step 2: Send Us Your Transcript

A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school. We accept transcripts electronically or mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.

Mail Us Your Transcript

 

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Step 3: Send Us Your SAT and/or ACT Scores (If Applicable)

Optional – We accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript.

  • For SAT scores, use code 1051.
  • For ACT scores, use code 1176.

Send SAT Scores

Send ACT Scores

 

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Step 4: Tell Us about Yourself

Optional – Submit a one-page applicant statement describing the circumstances that affected your academic performance and/or course selection. Outline what you have done since receiving your GED/TASC.

Send Supporting Credentials

 

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Step 5: Apply for Admission

Complete the online application for undergraduate admission. Some program areas require additional information or materials. Find out if yours is one of them.

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Nondegree / Auditing

Nondegree

Want to enroll in courses but not pursue a degree? Apply for special enrollment as a nondegree student and take up to 31 credit hours.

You must submit an official high school transcript, a high school equivalency degree (GED or TASC), or college transcripts.

Though you can’t be currently enrolled at another institution, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be eligible to return to the last postsecondary institution you attended.

Financial aid is not available to nondegree students.

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Audit Students

If you wish to sit in on a class for no academic grade or credit, you may apply at the Office of the Registrar (Lucina Hall, Room B43) three to five days before the first day of classes each term.

If your application is approved, you must visit the Office of the Registrar to be enrolled in your requested course.

Visit the Office of the Registrar

Re-enrolling or Reinstating

If you previously attended Ball State as a degree-seeking undergraduate student after high school and have become inactive due to nonattendance, you may apply for re-enrollment below.

If you previously attended Ball State as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and were academically dismissed, you may apply for reinstatement below. A reinstatement narrative is required before your application will be reviewed. 

If you currently hold a bachelor's degree from Ball State and wish to pursue an additional undergraduate degree, you may apply below. 

If you currently hold a bachelor's degree from another institution and wish to pursue an additional undergraduate degree at Ball State, please complete the first time freshman and transfer student application. 

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Guests / HIGH SCHOOL SPECIALS

Guests

If you are enrolled at another college or university and want to take Ball State courses for credit to transfer back to your home institution, you may apply for guest student enrollment. You must be in good standing at your school (minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and be eligible to return immediately to your home institution.

High School Specials

If you are interested in dual credit enrollment through your high school, please email dualcredit@bsu.edu or call 765-285-1581 or 1-800-872-0369 (toll free). Do not complete this application

If you would like to come to Ball State's main campus for early college credit while attending high school, please complete this application. 

If you are currently enrolled in or just graduated high school and wish to attend Ball State as an incoming freshman, please complete the first time freshman and transfer student application

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