Admission Requirements and Expectations

If you are either a junior or senior, have a strong academic background, and anticipate attending college, you should meet with your guidance counselor about Ball State's dual credit courses and whether you qualify to take them.

Required Criteria
Your high school principal or guidance counselor can recommend you for dual credit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are on track toward fulfilling the basic academic preparation for admission to a four-year college or university
  • Rank in the upper third of your high school class
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale (as evident by a college preparatory curriculum and advanced coursework)
  • Have a combined SAT score at or above the state average (typically a composite score of 1500 or an ACT composite score of 21 or higher)
  • Have appropriate high school endorsements from teachers and guidance counselors

You may not exceed 15 semester hours of concurrent enrollment courses unless an exception is established by Ball State. 

What You Schould Expect
This program can prepare you to attend college by providing opportunities for you to get ahead and gain experience. Expectations may be higher than other courses in your high school. Dual credit courses are college courses, and the teacher will expect the same quality of work from you as from students in the same course taught on campus.

Though the admission to Ball State's dual credit courses does not guarantee admission to Ball State as an on-campus student, we record your grades permanently on a college transcript from Ball State.

Dual Credit 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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