Many students have credit from other colleges or universities when they start online study at Ball State.

If you've taken classes at another higher education institution, even if it was many years ago, you may be able to apply that credit to your Ball State degree. Just keep in mind that you must earn 30 of your last 40 credits from Ball State in order to earn a bachelor's degree from us.

For more information about transfer credit and your situation, contact the academic advisor for your program.

Admissions Process

Admission decisions will be based upon your academic records from all colleges or universities you've attended. You must be in good academic standing and eligible to return immediately to the last institution you attended.

YOUR PREVIOUS INSTITUTIONS

We'll consider you for admission if you’ve earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all transferable course work attempted from an accredited institution. Courses from remedial programs, vocational and technical schools, and colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited* cannot be transferred.

*Accrediting associations recognized by Ball State include:

  • Middle States Association
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • New England Association
  • Northwest Association
  • Southern Association
  • Western Association

If you apply for transfer admission to Ball State while you’re enrolled at another college or university, you may be considered for admission on the basis of your current college or university cumulative GPA. If you’re admitted to Ball State while enrolled at another college or university (referred to as “admit with conditions”), your cumulative GPA must remain above 2.0. Admission granted under such circumstances may be withdrawn if your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.

IF YOU ARE 23 OR OLDER

You must have graduated from an accredited high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (TASC or GED). To qualify for admission, you must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Minimum GED scores: Passing score/Passing score with honors of at least 150-200.

Minimum scores if you took the GED before 2014:

  • Standard Average Score of at least 520 (or 52 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Writing Skills Score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Mathematics Score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • ;Minimum score of 450 (or 45 for tests prior to 2002) in each of the remaining sections

Minimum TASC scores:

  • Score of 500 on each subject test (language arts, math, social studies, writing)
  • Score of at least 2/8 on writing prompt

IF YOU ARE 22 OR YOUNGER

You need your final high school transcript with graduation date and diploma type earned from an accredited high school (if available). Or you need a high school equivalency diploma* (TASC or GED). TASC and GED scores will be individually reviewed to determine admissions.

You must also submit either SAT or ACT scores unless you have 24 transferrable credits from another institution.

IF YOU HAVE EARNED 24 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE COLLEGE CREDIT HOURS

If you are age 23 or older – You need your final high school transcript with graduation date and diploma type earned (if available) or TASC or GED scores. Transcripts must be from an accredited high school.

If you are 22 or younger – You need your final high school transcript with graduation date and diploma type earned (if available) or TASC or GED scores. This will be individually reviewed to determine admissions. Transcripts must be from an accredited high school.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY EARNED A COLLEGE DEGREE (INCLUDING AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE)

To qualify for admission, you must have a college GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Arrange for your sealed, official high school transcripts or GED or TASC scores, as well as transcripts from all colleges, universities, or vocational schools you previously attended, to be sent to:

Terri Manring
Lucina Hall 141
Ball State Undergraduate Admissions
Muncie, IN 47306

If you are younger than 23 and have fewer than 24 transferrable credits from another institution, you must also have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the above address. Scores may be sent via the testing agency.

  • For SAT use code 1051.
  • For ACT use code 1176.

Complete and submit the online undergraduate application for admission and submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee. You may pay by a major credit card or an electronic check (ACH) payment.

Transfer Assistance

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If you are transferring from an Indiana college or university, Transfer Indiana has the most comprehensive information from approximately 40 Indiana colleges and universities so you can check if credits you earned at another state institution will transfer to Ball State.

If you are transferring from an out-of-state institution, additional information about transfer credit or out-of-state transfers need to be discussed with your academic advisor. If you have not been assigned an advisor yet, then contact us by email or 1-800-872-0369 with your specific transfer questions.