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Students from Outside Indiana and State Authorizations

The U.S. Department of Education requires that any institution of higher education offering online programs to students who live outside of its home state to acquire authorization from those other states in order to provide degree programs for these students.

The regulations for authorization vary from state to state.

Ball State University, whose campus is in Indiana, is currently pursuing authorization from the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

If you are a U.S. citizen, do not reside in Indiana, and are thinking about enrolling in a Ball State online program, we urge you to review the regulations regarding authorization of your specific state.

All online out-of-state and prospective students need to check this list to determine eligibility for enrollment. Each state has different requirements for out-of-state institutions offering online degree programs. Please check regularly for updates.

Complaint Resolution

If you have any questions or issues related to Ball State and state authorization, we encourage you to let us know first by contacting We will make sure the person who can best help you will contact you within one business day.

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