Requirements & Getting Started for Undergraduate Candidates

Are you ready to apply? Ball State practices rolling admission, which means admissions staff will review your application and decide on your admission after the university receives all of your credentials. Make sure to review all the steps to apply, which depend on what type of student you are.

High School Students

High School Students

Learn about our criteria for admission and high school courses that might be worth college credit. And if you’re a senior, check out our step-by-step guide.

GED/TASC Recipients

GED/TASC Recipients

If you earned passing scores on the GED or TASC, you are invited to apply.

Students Age 23 or Older

Students Age 23 or Older

Ball State is committed to offering access to higher education for qualified adults. If you have previous college experience, you will be considered a transfer student.

Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled Students

Ball State welcomes homeschooled students as applicants. You will be evaluated for admission on the same basis as students from public and other private schools.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

We welcome students who would like to transfer from another college or university. Check out our requirements to complete your degree at Ball State.

International Students

International Students

We welcome international students as part of our diverse community. See our requirements and step-by-step guide for applicants who reside outside the U.S.

Info for Parents

Info for Parents

If your child plans to attend Ball State, get a look at the university for yourself and see how you can get involved.

Requirements for Special Programs

The Honors College and certain design and fine arts programs have additional requirements for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Make sure to check application deadlines to ensure you have the best chances of getting into Ball State.

FAQs

Still have questions about the admissions process? Check out these frequently asked questions.