About the Nonresident Early College Program

The Indiana Academy Nonresident Early College Program (NECP) enables high ability high school juniors and seniors who live within commuting distance of the Indiana Academy to earn both a high school Academic Honors Diploma and have the opportunity to accumulate a significant number of college credit hours from Ball State University. It is administered by the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities as an extension of its mission to serve students of high intellectual ability who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship. As the NECP is nonresidential, parents must provide for transportation of their son or daughter to and from the Indiana Academy campus. Students, who must enter as juniors, are able to enroll in courses at the Indiana Academy and Ball State University in order to meet the Academic Honors Diploma requirements and earn up to 60+ college credits over the two years.

Because the Indiana Academy is a public high school, there is no tuition cost for the NECP. The only costs are the normal book fees and other incidental fees. (See Costs) However, there is tuition required in order to receive college credits through dual credit courses or courses at Ball State. The cost for dual credit courses is presently $250 per course. The tuition for Ball State courses is set annually by the Board of Trustees.

Mission Statement

The Indiana Academy Nonresident Early College Program serves motivated students with an ability to succeed in college-level courses, a commitment to scholarship, and diverse cultural backgrounds through a challenging academic program that provides the opportunity to earn an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma while accumulating a significant number of college credits through Ball State University.

Admission to the NECP

For the fall of 2014, approximately 30 students will be admitted to the Indiana Academy Nonresident Early College Program. Admission is selective and based upon previous academic records, teacher recommendations, student short-answer essays, and a standardized test taken within the last six months (SAT, PSAT, PLAN, or ACT with writing).

Preview Days

Those interested in the program may visit the Indiana Academy on one of following Preview Days:

Preview DaysSAT Dates
Monday, September 22, 2014 
Monday, October 6, 2014 
Monday, October 27, 2014Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014Monday, November 3, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014Monday, November 17, 2014

During these events students and their families are able tour the campus, sit in on classes, and speak with Academy administrators and faculty. Informative question and answer sessions are also included as part of the day. Please click on one of the links below to register for the Preview Day of your choice. Click here to register for a Preview Day.

If you need directions to the BSU student center where the preview days will be held, please click here.

SAT Testing

You can take the SAT at the Indiana Academy if you have not had one of the required standardized tests (SAT, PSAT, PLAN, or ACT with writing). Please Click here to register for an SAT Day.

SAT Prep Resources are available at the following sites:

The College Board - http://www.collegeboard.com
March 2 Success - http://www.march2success.com

Admissions Application and Information

Contact the Office of Admissions for information about how to apply to the NECP at 1-800-316-3163 ext. 11 or by e-mail at iaadmissions@bsu.edu, or download the Admission Application including step-by-step instructions.

Application Deadlines
Priority DeadlineFebruary 1
Final DeadlineMay 15

Following the Priority Admission application decision notifications, the Office of Admissions will utilize a rolling admission process (first-come, first-serve) until our final deadline on May 15.

Graduation Requirements for the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma

All students graduating from the NECP must meet all of the requirements for an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma plus some additional requirements of the program. With the guidance of the student’s advisor and approval of the Indiana Academy Office of Academic Guidance, students may take courses at the Indiana Academy and Ball State University to meet these graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements for the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma
Subject AreaCreditsCourse Specifics
English/Language Arts8Must include a balance of literature, composition, and speech
Mathematics
(must complete a math course or physics course in junior or senior year)
82 credits: Algebra I
2 credits: Geometry
2 credits: Algebra II
2 credits: any course above Algebra II
(NECP requires that at least 4 of the math credits be taken through the Program)
Science62 credits: Biology I
2 credits: Chemistry I, Physics I, or Integrated Chemistry/Physics
2 credits: any Core 40 science course
(NECP requires 2 credits each in Biology I, Chemistry I, and Physics, and at least 3.5 of the credits be taken through the Program)
Social Studies62 credits: U.S. History
1 credit: U.S. Government
1 credit: Economics
2 credits: World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World
World Languages6 to 86 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages
Computer Science0NECP requires all students to pass Computer Applications or demonstrate proficiency on an assessment
Fine Arts2 
Physical Education2 
Health and Wellness1 
  • Earn a total of 47 credits.
  • Earn a grade of a "C" or better in courses that will count toward the diploma.
  • Have a grade point average of a "B" or better.
  • Complete one of the following:
    1. Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams
    2. Complete IB courses (4 credits) and corresponding IB exams
    3. Earn a combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics
    4. Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT
    5. Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits)
    6. Complete a combination of an AP course (2 credits and corresponding exam) or an IB Standard Level course (2 credits and corresponding exam) and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits)

Earning College Credit

Students in the NCEP have the opportunity to earn significant amounts of college credit through Indiana Academy dual credit courses and Ball State courses. NECP students may take Ball State courses, Indiana Academy dual credit courses, or a combination of the two to complete graduation requirements. What courses to take and how many is determined by the advisor and guidance counselor after reviewing the student's academic history and discussions with the student and his/her parents.

Students have the opportunity to accumulate up to 60+ college credits through Indiana Academy dual credit courses and appropriate Ball State courses. To receive college credit for Indiana Academy dual credit and Ball State courses, students must pay tuition. Tuition for Academy dual credit courses is $250 per course. The tuition for Ball State courses is by the credit hour and may vary yearly. In cases where there is an Indiana Academy dual credit course available, it would be taken in lieu of a comparable Ball State course. There is a one-time $50 application fee for dual credit courses. The application fee is not waived.

Students may audit Ball State classes for only $55 per class for high school credit. If a student attends Ball State for one academic year, the audit will become full college credit at no additional charge.

Given the placement in courses during the junior year, students can earn up to 36 college hours during the 11th grade and 33 in the 12th grade. Below are listed the Honors Diploma Requirements, possible course sequences, dual credit courses and possible college courses by subject area. The dual credit courses are specified in bold.


English »

NECP + Honors Diploma Requirements: 8 credits

All NECP students take American Literature (Sem. 1) and World Literature (Sem. 2) during their junior year. Seniors can choose among 15 Academy electives for their remaining required credits (must earn 4 total). Dual credit courses are offered in English Grammar and Composition and Linguistics. NECP students may take any of the other non-dual credited Indiana Academy courses or a Ball State English course for college credit if approved by the Academy guidance department, BSU department chair, and space is available.

American Literature » World Literature » Elective » Elective

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      English Grammar and Composition (1 semester): 3 hours in ENG 103
      Linguistics (1 semester): 3 hours in ENG 320

Ball State
      Any elective, if space is available, approved by the Academy Guidance Office, and the BSU English Department Chair


Social Studies »

NECP + Honors Diploma Requirements: 6 credits
      2 credits, U.S. History
      1 credit, U.S. Government
      1 credit, Economics
      2 credits, World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World

NECP students may take the 3 semester sequence of Foundations of the American Experience (Sem. 1) and American History I (Sem. 2) and American History II (Sem. 3 or 4). They must then take at least one social studies elective to earn the required credits for graduation. Through this three semester sequence, they meet the Academic Honors Diploma requirements for American history, government, and economics. They will earn 1 high school credit for each course and can earn dual credit for American History I & II. As an alternative, NECP students may take Ball State courses POLS 130 (American National Government) and ECON 116 (Survey of Economic Ideas) as a substitute for Foundations of the American Experience and then take American History I & II at the Indiana Academy. A student enrolling on only one of the Ball State courses must take the Foundations of the American Experience.

Foundations of American Experience » American History I » American History II
POLS 130 + ECON 116 » American History I » American History II

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      American History I: 3 hours (1 semester) in HIST 201
      American History II: 3 hours (1 semester) in HIST 202
      West in the World: 3 hours (1 semester) in HIST 150
      AP Psychology: 3 hours (1 semester) in PSYSC 100

Ball State
      Any elective, depending on space availability, approved by the Academy Guidance Office, and the BSU History Department Chair


Mathematics »

NECP + Honors Diploma Requirements: 6 credits (4 credits must be taken through the Program)
      2 credits, Algebra I
      2 credits, Geometry
      2 credits Algebra II
      2 additional math credits above Algebra II

NECP students as juniors generally enroll in Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry I & II, Precalculus I & II or Precalculus for AP I & II (all courses are 2 semesters) depending on their placement based on a math proficiency test. As none of these three courses are dual credited, NECP students have the option to enroll in these courses also or substitute Ball State courses MATHS 111 (Precalculus-Algebra) and MATHS 112 (Precalculus-Trignometry). A few juniors may be proficient enough to enroll in the dual credit Advanced Placement Calculus AB I & II (two semesters). NECP students have the option to enroll in these courses also or substitute Ball State courses MATHS 111 (Precalculus-Algebra) and MATHS 112 (Precalculus-Trignometry). The typical math progressions from the junior year to the senior year are listed below.

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry » Precalculus or Precalculus for AP Precalculus » Calculus (1 sem.), Finite Mathematics, Statistics, or AP Calculus AB
Precalculus for AP » AP Calculus AB or BC, Discrete Mathematics, AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB » AP Calculus BC, Probability Theory, Linear Algebra
AP Calculus BC » Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Finite Mathematics & Calculus, 4 hours (2 semesters), MATHS 136
      AP Statistics, 3 hours (1 semester) in MATHS 221
      AP Calculus AB, 4 hours (2 semesters) in MATHS 165
      AP Calculus BC, 8 hours (2 semesters) in MATHS 165 & MATHS 166
      Linear Algebra, 4 hours (1 semester) in MATHS 217
      Multivariable Calculus, 4 hours (1 semester) in MATHS 267
      Differential Equations, 3 hours (1 semester) in MATHS 374
      Personal Finance, 3 hours (1 semester) in FIN 110

Ball State
      MATHS 111 (Precalculus-Algebra) and MATHS 112 (Precalculus-Trignometry)
      Any of the BSU math electives approved by the Academy Guidance Office and BSU Math Department Chair


Science »

NECP + Honors Diploma Requirements: 6 credits (3.5 must be taken through the Program)
      2 credits, Biology I
      2 credits, Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry-Physics
      2 credits, any Core 40 science course

Most students entering the Academy enroll in General Chemistry I & II, AP Chemistry I & II, General Physics I & II, AP Physics I & II (all are two semester courses). All of these courses are dual credited for 3 to 8 college hours. The Academy has sufficient dual credit courses in science for students to take over their two years. However, they can take science electives at Ball State for college credit also. The typical science progressions from the junior year to the senior year are listed below.

General Chemistry I & II » General Physics I & II or AP Physics B
AP Chemistry » AP Physics B
General Physics I & II » Science Elective
AP Physics B » Science Elective

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      General Chemistry I & II, 3 hours (2 semesters) in CHEM 100
      AP Chemistry I & II, 8 hours (2 semesters) in CHEM 111 & 112
      General Physics I & II, 3 hours (2 semesters) in PHYCS 100
      AP Physics B, 8 hours ( 2 semesters) in PHYCS 110 & 112
      AP Physics C, 10 hours (2 semesters) in PHYCS 120 & 122
      AP Biology, 8 hours (2 semesters) in BIO 111 & 112
      Microbiology, 5 hours (1 semester) in BIO 113
      AP Environmental Science, 3 hours (2 semesters) in NREM 101
      The Solar System, 3 hours (1 semester) in ASTRO 100
      Galactic Astronomy, 3 hours (1 semester) in ASTRO 120

Ball State
      Any of the BSU science electives approved by the Academy Guidance Office and the chairs of the different BSU science departments.


Foreign Language Overview »

NECP + Honors Diploma Requirements: 6 to 8 credits
      6 credits in one language or 4 credits in each of two languages

The Academic Honors Diploma requires that students successfully complete three years of one language or two years of two different languages. They are placed in the appropriate year (I, II, or III) based on an Indiana Academy proficiency assessment in the language of their choice. Most students at the Academy take three years of foreign language and enroll in the second year as an incoming junior. Some, who have earned four credits in a language prior to coming to the Academy, take two years of another language. Very few students are placed in the third year or test out of the language. Students can choose from seven different languages, some of which carry dual credit.

• Spanish »

NECP students may enroll in Accelerated Spanish II or III (full year each) depending on their proficiency. The Academy does not offer first year Spanish. Only the first semester of Accelerated Spanish II is dual credited. NECP students may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State Spanish course based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Accelerated Spanish II, 3 hours (first semester only) in SPN 201

Ball State
      SPN 101&102, Beginning Spanish 1&2, 8 hours (4 each semester)
      SPN 202, Intermediate Spanish 2, 3 hours (3 hours each semester)
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Chair.

• French »

NECP students taking French as a new language after completing two years of another language prior to coming to the Academy may take Accelerated French I. Students who have previously taken French may enroll in Accelerated French II or Accelerated French III as a junior based on the proficiency assessment. Both first and second year French are dual credited. NECP students may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State third year course or above based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

High school credits earned: 2.5 (1.25 each semester)

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Accelerated French I, 8 hours (4 each semester) in FRN 101 & 102
      Accelerated French II, 6 hours (3 each semester) in FRN 201 & 202

Ball State
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with the approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Department Chair.

• German »

NECP students taking a new language after completing two years of another language prior to coming to the Academy or taking two languages at the Academy may take first year German (101/102). Students may enroll in second year German (201/202) or third year German (301/302) as a junior based on the proficiency assessment. Both first and second year German are dual credited. NCEP may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State third year course or above based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Accelerated German I, 8 hours (4 each semester)in GER 101 & 102
      Accelerated German II, 6 hours (3 each semester) in GER 201 & 202

Ball State University
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with the approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Department Chair.

• Chinese »

As few high schools offer the language, most NECP students begin with Accelerated Chinese I. These students are taking it as a second language after earning 4 credits in a different language in their home high school or are taking two languages simultaneously at the Academy. A few students who come from high schools that offer Chinese will begin with the Accelerated Chinese II. Both the first and second year of Chinese are dual credited. NCEP students may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State third year course or above based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Accelerated Chinese I, 6 hours (3 each semester) in CHN 101 & 102
      Accelerated Chinese II, 6 hours (3 each semester) in CHN 201 & 202

Ball State
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with the approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Department Chair.

• Japanese »

Most NECP students taking Japanese at the Indiana Academy begin with Accelerated Japanese I as few high schools offer Japanese. Some students may be taking it as a second language after earning 4 credits in a different language in their home high school or because they are taking two languages simultaneously at the Academy. A few students who come from high schools that offer Japanese begin with Accelerated Japanese II. Neither the first and second year of Japanese is dual credited. NECP students may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State Japanese course based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

Possible college credits:

Ball State
      JAPAN 101&102, Beginning Japanese 1&2, 8 hours (4 each semester)
      JAPAN 201&202, Intermediate Japanese 1&2, 8 hours (4 each semester)
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with the approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Department Chair.

• Russian »

As few high schools offer the language, most NECP students begin with Accelerated Russian I. Some students may be taking it as a second language after earning 4 credits in a different language in their home high school or are taking two languages simultaneously at the Academy. A few students who come from high schools that offer Russian begin with the Accelerated Russian II. Both the first and second year of Russian are dual credited.

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      Accelerated Russian I, 8 hours (4 each semester) in RUS 101 & 102
      Accelerated Russian II, 8 hours (4 each semester) in RUS 201 & 202

• Latin »

Most NECP students taking Latin at the Indiana Academy begin with Accelerated Latin I as few high schools offer Latin. Some students may be taking it as a second language after earning 4 credits in a different language in their home high school or are taking two languages simultaneously at the Academy. A few students who come from high schools that offer Latin begin with Accelerated Latin II. Neither the first and second year of Latin is dual credited. NECP students may, if space is available, enroll in a Ball State Latin course based on the placement test of the BSU Modern Language Department.

Possible college credits:

Ball State
      LAT 101&102, Beginning Latin 1&2, 6 hours (3 each semester)
      LAT 201&202. Intermediate Latin 1&2, 6 hours (3 each semester)
      Any of the semester courses at the 300 level or above (3 hours each semester) with the approval of the Academy Guidance Office and the BSU Modern Languages Department Chair.


Computer Science »

All students must successfully complete Computer Applications or pass a proficiency test demonstrating sufficient knowledge and skills as a graduation requirement. Within the choice of electives there at two courses offered for dual credit: AP Computer Science A (two semesters) and Machine Organization (1 semester)

Possible college credits:

Indiana Academy
      AP Computer Science A, 8 hours (2 semesters) in CS 120 & 121
      Machine Organization, 3 hours (1 semester) in CS 233

Ball State
      Any of the BSU math electives approved by the Academy Guidance Office and BSU Computer Science Department Chair


Fine Arts »

Honors Diploma Requirements: 2 credits

Most students have met their fine arts requirement before entering as a junior. The Academy offers only two fine arts courses: Criticism of the Performing Arts and Band. Students may also take fine arts courses from Burris High School or from Ball State for college credit.

Possible college credits:

Ball State
      Any of the BSU fine arts electives approved by the Academy Guidance Office and the chairs of the departments with the BSU College of Fine Arts.


Physical Education »

Honors Diploma Requirements: 2 credits

Most students have met their physical education requirement before entering as a junior. The Academy does not offer any physical education courses. They must be taken at Ball State where a student can earn college credit.

Possible college credits:

Ball State
      Any of the BSU physical education electives approved by the Academy Office department and BSU Physical Education Department Chair


Health and Wellness »

Honors Diploma Requirements: 1 credits

Most students have met their health and wellness requirement before entering as a junior. The Academy does not offer any health or wellness courses. They must be taken at Ball State where a student can earn college credit.

Possible college credits:

Ball State
      Any of the BSU physical education electives approved by the Academy Guidance Office and BSU Physical Education Department Chair.


Other Requirements »

In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Four credits of AP courses and corresponding AP exams.
  • A combined score of 1200 or higher on the SAT critical reading and mathematics.
  • A score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT.
  • A dual credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits).
  • A combination of AP courses (2 credits) and corresponding AP exams and dual credit course(s) (3 transferable college credits).

College Credit Summary

NECP Crds.NECP Course RequirementsCrds.Academy Dual Credit
($250/course)
Hrs.AP CoursesBSU CoursesHrs.
English
8American Lit.1English Grammar & Composition3AP English Language and CompositionApproved English electives
World Lit.1
English Electives2Linguistics3
Social Studies
6World History / Civilization or Geography / History of World2American History I*3AP PsychologyApproved electives in the social studies area:
History, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy
American History II*3
West in the World3
Option 1: AP Psychology3
Foundations of the American Experience1* Dual Credit Pending 
American History I1
American History II1
Option 2: 
POLS 130 (BSU)1
ECON 116 (BSU)1
American History I1
American History II1
Math (Must earn 4 credits in the Program)
6Algebra I2Finite Math & Calculus4AP StatisticsMATHS 1113
Geometry2AP Statistics3AP Calculus ABMATHS 1123
Algebra II2AP Calculus AB4AP Calculus BCApproved Math electives
Above Alg. II2AP Calculus BC8
  Linear Algebra4
Multivariable Calc.4
Diff. Equations3
Personal Finance3
Science (Must earn 3.5 credis in the Program)
6Biology I2Gen. Chemistry I&II3AP ChemistryApproved electives in the science area: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Physics and Astronomy, Physiology and Health
Chemistry I2AP Chemistry I&II8AP Physics B
Physics I2Gen. Physics I&II3AP Physics C
AP Physics B8AP Biology
AP Physics C10AP Env. Science
AP Biology8
Microbiology5
AP Env. Science3
Solar System3
Galactic Astronomy3
Foreign Language
6 to 8 credits totalMust complete 3 years of one language or 2 years of 2 different languages
Spanish
 Spanish I2Acc. Spanish II (1st Semester)3AP SpanishSPN 101 & 1028
Spanish II2SPN 2023
Spanish III (3 year track)2Approved Spanish electives
French
 French I2Acc. French I8 Approved French electives
French II2Acc. French II6
French III (3 year track)2  
German
 German I2Acc. German I8 Approved German electives
German II2Acc. German II6
German III, at BSU (3 year track)2  
Chinese
 Chinese I2Acc. Chinese I6 Approved Chinese electives
Chinese II2Acc. Chinese II6
Chinese III, at BSU (3 year track)2  
Japanese
 Japanese I2   JAPAN 101 & 1028
Japanese II2JAPAN 201 & 2028
Japanese III (3 year track)2Approved Japanese electives
Russian (2 year track only)
 Russian I2Acc. Russian I8 RUS 101 & 1028
Russian II2Acc. Russian II8RUS 201 & 2028
Latin
 Latin I2   LAT 101 & 1026
Latin II2LAT 201 & 2026
Latin III, at BSU (3 year track)2Approved Latin electives
Fine Arts
2Approved Fine Arts course2   Approved Fine Arts electives
Physical Education
2Approved P.E. course2   Approved P.E. electives
Health & Wellness
1Approved Health & Wellness course1   Approved Health & Wellness electives
Computer Science
 Computer Applications or proficiency0.5AP Computer Science AP Computer ScienceApproved Computer Science electives
Machine Organization

Classes

With two exceptions, NECP students are enrolled in the same classes as Indiana Academy resident students. To develop more cohesion among a class of students from different schools, NECP students are enrolled together in American Literature and World Literature their junior year.

NECP students’ Academy classes are scheduled the same as Academy students meaning classes in the evenings and at night (both Ball State and Academy) will be available to them.

Many Academy classes require group projects or other types of group work. As a result, NECP students may have to make arrangements to participate in these activities after school hours.

On Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 no classes will be scheduled for NECP students. During these hours, they will either meet with their Indiana Academy cohort leader or attend convocations on study skills, college selection and admissions, etc.

Academic Support

Because of the rigorous nature of Academy and University classes, the Indiana Academy provides an array of services to help students if they begin to struggle academically.

  • The Office of Academic Guidance offers counseling on study habits and time organization and coordinates an extensive Peer Tutoring Program that matches students who have exceptional skills and knowledge in a particular subject with students needing help in that same area.
  • NECP students will have access to their instructor during their office hours or by appointment. All Indiana Academy instructors schedule 10 office hours each week in the day and evening hours.
  • During the first year of the program, NECP students will be assigned an advisor from the faculty to help them enroll in appropriate courses and track their progress.
  • Academic Progress Reports (APR) are sent by teachers to the student and parents by instructors whenever they begin to have difficulties in a class. These students are seen by the Assistant Director of Guidance or his graduate assistant if a student continues to receive APRs in a class or several classes.

Student Life Policies

Each incoming class enrolled in the NECP will form a cohort group lead by a member of the Indiana Academy faculty/staff. This arrangement will facilitate and encourage cohesiveness among the members of the cohort group and with the Indiana Academy community. The cohort group will be formed upon enrollment in the Academy and will attend a specific orientation along with their parents. The cohort group will meet once a week with their leader unless there is a scheduled convocation.

In addition to being responsible for following all applicable Indiana Academy Handbook policies and emergency procedures, the policies below will apply to NECP students:

  • The public areas of Wagoner Hall may be used during designated hours.
  • With a host and staff approval, NECP students may request permission to visit the resident floors for a brief time during designated hours.
  • NECP students will be required to sign in and out of Wagoner Hall at the front desk when entering or leaving the building.
  • Parents will be asked to provide the Academy with student cell phone numbers so they can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Technology

NECP students are provided a laptop for use while enrolled at the Academy and have access to the Ball State network.

Extracurricular Activities

NECP students can participate in any of the Indiana Academy clubs and other organizations if they choose to do so. They may also initiate clubs and organizations particular to the NECP program.

Athletics

Students interested in participating in extra-curricular athletics would participate in the athletic program at Muncie Burris High School. Students would be required to contact the Burris Athletic Director to initiate the Indiana High School Athletic Association transfer request document. The movement from a student’s home school to the Nonresidential Early College Program would be governed by regular transfer rules of the Indiana High School Athletic Association which would require the signature of administrators from both schools in order to immediately compete in varsity sports at Muncie Burris. If the student participated in the athletic program at the home school, and the participation waiver approval from the home school principal is not secured, the student would only be eligible to participate in junior varsity athletics at Muncie Burris for a period of 365 days. If the student did not participate in the athletic program at the home school, the transfer document would still need to be completed, but the student would be immediately eligible for varsity athletics at Muncie Burris.

Transferring Between the Resident Program and NECP

Students enrolled in the resident and NECP may transfer between programs only at the discretion of the Executive Co-directors. Students must be enrolled in either the resident or nonresident program for at least one semester and must petition for the change in status at least two months before the end of the previous semester. All fees due must be paid up to the date of the change or a payment plan submitted that is approved by the Executive Co-directors.

Costs

  • The tuition for Indiana Academy dual credit courses is $250 per course plus a one-time application fee to BSU. Courses taken at Ball State for credit require payment of the normal tuition amount.
  • NECP students are required each year to pay a book rental fee, student service fee, and technology fee at the same rate as resident students. Costs such as the yearbook, calculator rental, and computer insurance, will remain optional.
    Required Fees
    Enrollment Fee (Due Junior Year upon enrollment)$100
    Textbook/Supply/Technology Fee$260
    Student Services Fee$100
    Total Yearly Fees$460
    Optional Fees
    Laptop Insurance$60
    Yearbook$46
    Graphing Calculator Rental$20
    Dual Credit (Earn High School and College Credit)$25-$250 per course
    Application to BSU for Dual Credit$50 (one-time)
    Audit BSU Course for High School Credit$55 per course
    BSU Course for full College Credit$1,112-$1,496 per course
    These fees are for the 2014-15 school year and are subject to change. Students on free and reduced lunch have reduced fees or fee waivers. The $50 one-time application to BSU for Dual Credit fee is not waived.
  • Texts for Ball State courses must be purchased by the student. All other texts are provided by the Indiana Academy as part of the textbook fee.
  • Students who plan to park on the Ball State campus must pay to use the parking facilities.
  • Students would have access to the meal plans through the Ball State. If they do not choose to be on a meal plan they would need to go home for lunch, bring their lunch, pay to eat at the dining hall, eat at a restaurant, etc.
  • The NECP student (and/or their family) are responsible for making parking and meal plan arrangements.
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