The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversees several services that help students achieve and maintain academic success while they attend Ball State University.

Academic Advising

Schedule a meeting with your advisor to select courses, discuss your progress through your program, review your path toward graduation, and address any other questions or concerns you have about your academic progress. Learn more.

Academic Integrity

If a faculty member believes a student has violated the University’s academic ethics policy, our office has a formal process to address the matter. Learn more.

Attendance Policies

Students are expected to attend all their classes; however, there are certain circumstances that merit an excused absence, such as illness, funeral leave, or civic obligations. Learn more.

Course Evaluations

Students have the opportunity to provide feedback directly to University administrators about their instructors for each course they take. This is done through an online evaluation form. Learn more.

Grade Appeals

If you feel you received a final grade that does not accurately or fairly reflect your performance, you can file a formal appeal. This applies to courses, field experiences, clinicals, student teaching, practicums, and internships or externships. Learn more.

High Impact Educational Practices

As a strategic imperative of Ball State’s strategic plan, every undergraduate student completes at least one course that involves undergraduate research, immersive learning, study abroad or study away, or societal issues or global challenges. Learn more.

Learning Center

Receive free tutoring and supplemental instruction. The Learning Center can help with specific courses or guide you on more general approaches to studying, improving your grades, or working with others. Learn more.

Student-Athlete Support

Student-athletes can receive academic counseling and monitoring, attend workshops, participate in study tables, and find other services to help them with time management, study strategies, and other ways that build on their sense of responsibility and maturity. Learn more.

University Core Curriculum

The University Core Curriculum establishes an academic foundation that enriches all students’ educations through a broad range of courses across disciplines. The core curriculum accounts for about 1/3 of the courses required for a standard 120-credit bachelor’s degree. Learn more.

Writing Proficiency Program

Because being able to communicate clearly and effectively in writing is essential to all professional and academic fields, Ball State requires all undergraduate students to complete the Writing Proficiency Program to graduate. Learn more.