Your First Semester

When you move to campus for your first semester as a Ball State student, your high school days will quickly become a distant memory. As you become immersed in new classes, challenging projects, social activities, and the daily responsibilities of living on your own, you’ll begin to see your future take shape.

These new experiences will be exciting in many ways, but they can also be a little intimidating. We want to help you get off on the right foot and make a successful transition to college life. You'll gain confidence as you learn more about what to expect and how we'll support you.

Class Schedules
A typical day or week in college will look a lot different than in high school. Check out some sample class schedules as well as helpful freshman study tips and time management tips.

Insider's View
See what our students and faculty say about the challenges of the Honors College, the value of the University Core Curriculum, and the advantages of being undecided about your major.

Academic Support
You'll receive personalized academic support through our Freshman Connections learning communities, freshman advising program, Learning Center, and Make Achievement Possible (MAP) assessment. It's award winning!

Student Blogs
Get candid, uncensored insights about the Ball State experience from our student bloggers, who come from a variety of majors and backgrounds. Ask your burning questions about college.

Office of Admissions
Lucina Hall
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8300
Toll free: 800-482-4BSU(4278)
TTY users: 765-285-2205
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