Many students elect to take online classes at times when they are not already taking classes on campus, for instance, during the summer months or during a semester when living at home is the only option. In addition, for a main campus student, online courses can sometimes offer more options when flexibility is needed in the schedule. The Division of Online and Distance Education offers more than 150 online undergraduate courses, so there are a lot of course options.

Any student taking an online course to satisfy a major, minor, or University Core Curriculum requirement should talk to his or her advisor to insure that the class will fulfill those requirements. Registration for online classes and main campus classes are a part of the web based Self-Service Banner system. Use the "Look Up Classes" link in the Registration section under the Student Tab to find course offerings. Courses offered on campus and online are listed together. Online sections of courses are normally designated as OL and the time frame for completing the course is included in the information.

Students wishing to earn a Ball State degree exclusively through online and/or distance education should apply directly to the Division of Online and Distance Education. For information on procedures and offerings, consult the Division of Online and Distance Education, located in LB 131, 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581

The cost for online courses can be part of the block fees paid by on-campus students. Consult the Office of the Bursar for block tuition rates. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in Lucina Hall 245, 765-285-5600, is the source for information on financial help available.