• Undergraduate Architecture
  • Undergraduate Environmental Design
  • Undergraduate Landscape Architecture
  • Undergraduate Urban Planning

How to Apply

Ready to pursue your bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning and development at Ball State? It’s time to apply—but it’s best to learn about our two-tier application process.

Earning a spot in our First-Year Program is highly competitive, with an enrollment target of about 160 students. For that reason, check out our selection criteria to be sure you’re putting your best foot forward. One way to do so is to create and submit a student portfolio. It’s not required, but it’s a good idea.

Entry Pathways

You can gain entry in one of three pathways: fall, spring, or accelerated. It’s wise to apply early, and by all means pay close attention to the deadlines. Also check out the opportunities for financial aid, which are many (but tend to have their own set of requirements and deadlines).

Transfer and International Students

The application procedures are different for transfer students and international students, so be sure to read them carefully.

For more information, download a College of Architecture and Planning admissions packet (PDF), the CAP supplemental application (PDF), and visit the university's admissions area.