We participate in a variety of special programs with students from China. We are a proud partner of the China Center for International Education Exchange (CCIEE) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

In 2004, we became one of the first American institutions to join the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program (one year in China, plus two years in the United States, plus one year in China).

Formerly known as the US-China 1+2+1 Joint Degree Program, CHEPD stands for Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development. As part of this initiative, Ball State has partnered with 63 participating Chinese universities to offer dual degrees in selected fields.

The program brings a select group of talented international students to Ball State and has served as a catalyst for a growing list of other collaborations between ourselves and our partner universities in China.

How 1+2+1 Works

Traditionally, CHEPD students begin their studies in their Chinese universities and apply in the spring of their freshman year to come to the United States.

Students then spend two years studying at Ball State.

Finally, they return to China for one, final semester or year at their home university.

Upon completing all requirements, students receive a bachelor’s degree from each university.

Sponsors and Partners

Initiated in 2001, the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program operates under the auspices of, and with the support of, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE).

The program involves 107 Chinese universities and 25 American universities, and it is among the largest U.S.-China collaborations in the education field.

YES (Youth Exchange Students) is a nondegree program that is as part of the Sino-American Cooperation on Higher Education and Professional Development Program, also known as the Sino-American CHEPD Program.

YES was first introduced to the Sino-American CHEPD Program in 2012. Ball State started hosting YES program students in fall 2014.

The program increased international student mobility and allows students to study in a more diverse selection of programs here.

How It Works

YES students need to meet the regular international student admissions requirements in order to be admitted to Ball State.

Students are required to prove their English proficiency before enrolling in the program. Or they must complete the requirements of our Intensive English Institute (IEI) before being eligible for academic studies.

The majority of the students will study at Ball State for one academic year.

Sponsors and Partners

The CHEPD YES program operates with support from the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

The program involves 107 Chinese universities and 25 U.S. universities and colleges.

Ball State University partners in various capacities with organizations outside of the CHEPD program. We have partnerships with BalancEd Education Company in Egypt, Danang University in Vietnam, and Shanghai Normal University in China.