College Transition Program

Ball State's Dual Credit Program


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Ball State’s Dual Credit program, formerly known as the College Transition Program, provides a convenient and way for high school students to participate in and experience college courses. Our dual credit courses with modified curricula satisfy both high school and collegiate standards. You can graduate from high school prepared and confident to learn and grow in the competitive world of academia.

Our courses emphasize college-level critical thinking and writing skills, exposing you to the rigors and challenges of the college curriculum. We focus on college preparation by assuring quality instruction and giving you an experience otherwise unattainable before entering college.

Completion of a dual credit course establishes and builds your college academic record, the same as if taken on campus, and would apply toward graduation requirements the same as if taught on campus.

There are two ways to participate:

  • Take Courses at Your Own High School 
    These courses are taught on site at your high school by local teachers who are approved as adjunct instructors by Ball State. These courses are modified to meet both your high school requirements and provide additional instruction to satisfy collegiate standards.

  • Take an Online Course
    If your school doesn't offer the dual credit courses that you need at your high school, you can always take one of our online courses taught by Ball State professors. 

Ball State is one of the recommended preferred providers of dual credit by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (I.C.H.E.).


Cowan High School Students

Dual credit provides intro to college
Cowan High School students Berkley Koger and Courtney Thomas experienced the university classroom without leaving their high school. Read their story.







College Transition Program
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: Toll-free at 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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