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21st Century Scholar Programs

Ball State University partners with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to provide a Support Specialist for first year 21st Century Scholars on our campus. Scholars actively participate in campus and community programs such as our 21st Century Scholar Symposium.

Commuter Ambassador Program

This program pairs commuting freshmen with upperclassmen known as Commuter Ambassadors. Your ambassador will help answer questions you might have about Ball State, provide opportunities to connect and meet other commuters, and coordinate special events during the semester.

Student Success Ambassador Program

This program pairs first semester transfer students with upper-class Ambassadors. The Ambassador provides support to ensure a successful transition to Ball State University. They host on-campus events, schedule group dinners, and provide opportunities for students to connect with all aspects of Ball State University life.

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Our office offers assistance to students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Students with midterm deficiency grades or on academic probation will be contacted by our office with an invitation to meet and discuss related issues and resources. We use a coaching approach to support students, meeting with them one on one.  During these meetings, detailed action plans are created, which outline personal and academic strategies to ensure students achieve good academic standing. 

Non-Registered Students

When a student is not registered for the following semester, our office contacts the student to see if there is some reason that they haven't registered.  Sometimes our office can provide answers to questions or additional help so that students are able to register for the next semester.