Accelerate is no longer accepting applications for the August 2017 program. 

Please consider one of Ball State’s other Summer Bridge Programs


Accelerate, a program designed for first-time freshmen by Housing and Residence Life, is specifically developed to help students succeed at Ball State. A limited number of students will be selected to participate in each residence hall throughout campus. These Accelerate students will have additional opportunities to develop the skills needed to stay on track.

Accelerate students will move in early to attend special programs with speakers to share valuable tips on

  • getting involved in your residence hall and in student organizations
  • developing leadership skills
  • achieving academic success
  • learning more about campus
  • and making friends!

For more information, contact 765-285-8006 or email Julie Moody.

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, and activities): $0.00 - Free

Program Dates: August 13-15, 2017. (Please note that three other Summer Bridge Programs - Cardinal Connections, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, and Early Start - take place during the same dates as Accelerate, so if you are registering for Accelerate, you cannot register as a participant for Cardinal Connections, C.L.A.S.S. or Early Start.) Students who plan to attend band camp are also not eligible to apply for Accelerate.