Now that you are close to or have successfully completed the Connect Program at Ivy Tech Community College or at Vincennes University, please follow the steps below to transfer to Ball State.

1. Reapply for admission

As a Connect Program participant, you will be considered a transfer student and must submit a new application for admission to Ball State including the $55 application fee. We recommend that you reapply when you've earned approximately 15 of the 24 required credits. We want to provide you with your admission decision in enough time for you to make the smoothest transition to Ball State as possible.

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2. Send transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (colleges, universities, or vocational schools) you have attended. These should be sent from the institutions directly to Ball State's Office of Admissions using the institution's preferred electronic submission system to

Please note: If we do not have a final high school transcript on file, please contact your high school guidance office and request that they submit your official, final high school transcript or an official GED score report to Ball State University's Office of Admissions.

3. Get admitted

Your materials will be evaluated and a new admission decision will be made once we receive your completed application and transcript(s).

4. Attend orientation 

Your admission packet will include an Enrollment Confirmation Form. This form and $100 nonrefundable enrollment confirmation deposit must be returned to Ball State's Office of Admissions. Once you have completed this process, you will be invited to attend a Transfer Student Orientation session. At orientation, you will register for classes, obtain your Ball State student ID, and learn about on-campus resources.

5. Apply for financial aid

More than 4 of every 5 Ball State students receive some type of financial assistance. Find out what's available and how to apply for financial aid.

6. Choose housing and dining options

After we receive your enrollment deposit, we'll send you information to apply for housing and about living on campus. Learn more about housing and dining at Ball State.

Please note: All transfer students with less than 24 credit hours must live in campus housing unless they are living with their parent(s) or guardian(s) in their primary residence, which is no more than 60 miles from the campus; are 21 years of age or older; are married.


To discuss the Connect Program with Ball State's Transfer Coordinator, please call 800-482-4BSU (toll-free), 765-285-8300, or TTY users only 765-285-2205, or e-mail