As a freshman, you are assigned a freshman academic advisor through the Freshman Advising Center located on the third floor of North Quad in room 339. Once you have completed 30 credits and have a declared major, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor in your declared major. The name and contact information for your faculty advisor will be listed on your DegreeWorks audit and can also be found by selecting "Current Degree and Advisor" under the "Student Records" link in Self-Service Banner (SSB).
Your faculty advisor will receive support and training from one of the seven upperclass Advising Centers located throughout the campus.
- Arts and Communications (AC 414)
Departments with majors in: Art, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Telecommunications, Theatre and Dance
- Athlete Advising Center (NQ 351)
- Cooper Science (CP 253)
Departments with majors in: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Nursing, Physics and Astronomy, Physiology and Health Science)
- North Quad (NQ 304)
Departments with majors in: Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, History, Modern Languages and Classics, Philosophy, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies)
- Robert Bell (RB 116)
Departments with majors in: Architecture, Computer Science, English, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Urban Planning
- Teachers College (WQ 324)
Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology, Special Education
- Whitinger Business (WB 146)
Departments with majors in: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Professional Selling, Risk Management and Insurance, Physical Education
During your time at the university, you may have contact with an Advising Center for some of your administrative needs or general questions. Many students have their first contact with an Advising Center if they transfer into the university and have earned beyond 30 credit hours. Current students choosing to change/add a major/minor go to their Advising Center for completion of the paperwork. You may also find yourself visiting an Advising Center after you apply for graduation. The upperclass Advising Center coordinators supervise the final graduation audit.
Freshman Academic Advising Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 339
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)