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Admission Requirements for Freshmen Studying Online

If you are or will be a graduate of an accredited high school or have earned a GED (General Educational Development), you may apply for admission to Ball State.

If you have taken any college courses for credit, then you would be considered a transfer student and would need to follow the transfer process.

Follow the instructions below that relate to your situation.

You are age 23 or older and have never attended college before.

  • You must submit a final high school transcript with graduation date and diploma type earned (if available). To qualify for admission, you must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher or GED scores of 520 (52) overall, 500 or (50) in writing and math, and 450 (45) in reading, science, and social sciences.


You are under age 23 and have never attended college before.


Return to the how to apply page to learn more details about sending transcripts to Ball State.