Final transcripts and course descriptions received before and upon arrival at Ball State will be evaluated as soon as possible following the new-student orientation.

We will not grant credit for academic records presented after a student’s first term of study at Ball State, unless prior arrangements were made in writing by our office.

Transfer credits are evaluated for courses with an equivalent U.S. grade of C or above. Transcripts must be in English to be evaluated for credit. Transfer credits are recommended by the Rinker Center for International Programs. Once recommendations are made, your academic advisor will work with you and your course descriptions to award credit.

Submitted course descriptions should be in English and approved by your academic advisor from your home institution. The course descriptions should match up with the courses that you have completed on your academic transcript and explain details regarding the material that was covered in the course.

Instructions

The way you transfer credit to Ball State from a previous college or university depends on how much education you have and possibly the type.

  • Submit transcripts and diplomas from your university, college, or postsecondary institution.
  • Transcripts and diplomas must be submitted in English.
  • Transcripts from schools in the United States must be sent directly from the institution to Ball State.

  • Submit all your high school transcripts and diplomas from all institutions where you have studied (10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or equivalent).
  • Submit transcripts and diplomas from your university, college, or postsecondary institution.
  • All transcripts and diplomas must be submitted in English
  • Transcripts from schools in the United States must be sent directly from the institution to Ball State.

Ball State awards up to 30 credit hours to students who receive a full International Baccalaureate (IB) and have earned grades of 5 or better in their three higher-level exams.

Students who have not earned a full diploma may receive credit by earning the required score in a specific subject.

See a list of IB courses, required scores, and credits (PDF).

To earn credit, students currently studying in the United States must request an official transcript to be mailed directly to International Admissions. If you are studying outside of the United States, the official transcript may be scanned and emailed to intadmit@bsu.edu.