Academic advising is a vital part of your experience at Ball State, and the university offers a comprehensive and personal advising program for all students. 

If you are transferring in less than 30 credit hours, you will meet with an advisor in the Freshman Advising Center in North Quad 339 (765-285-1161) to schedule classes.  You will then be assigned to a freshman academic advisor who offers personalized, one-on-one support in areas such as course selection, choice of major, tracking progress in meeting requirements, college transition issues and referral to other suport services.  Upon completion of 30 credits, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor in your declared major.

If you are transferring in more than 30 credit hours, you will meet with an Advising Center Coordinator in one of our seven upperclass Advising Centers located throughout the campus.  The coordinator will assist you in creating a schedule for your first semester on campus.  You will then be assigned to a faculty advisor who will assist you in monitoring your academic progress, understanding your remaining University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements, planning for graduate school and/or careers, and understanding your major requirements and the proper course sequencing and selection of major classes.