Before You Begin...
Our program provides a convenient way for high school students to experience college courses. Expectations are 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 on our campus.
Although admission to Ball State's dual credit program does not guarantee admission to the University, all your courses count for credit at Ball State. We record your credit and grades permanently on a college transcript.
If you plan to attend a different university, read our information about transferring courses to other colleges or universities.
Your high school guidance counselor will need to recommend you for our program.
You can be recommended for dual credit if you:
- are on track to fulfill 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 4.0 scale (as evidenced by a college preparatory curriculum and advanced course work)
If you have not met the above requirements, we will accept an email from your high school guidance counselor as endorsement.
Contact us before you apply if you wish to earn more than 15 credits through our program.
Apply for Spring 2022
If you applied during the Fall 2021 term and were admitted, you do not need to apply for Spring 2022. If you did not apply during Fall 2021 and would like to take a Spring 2022 class, then please follow the directions listed below, based on your student type.
Returning Dual Credit Students
Click the application link below, then click the log-in link under “Returning users.” Then, choose the option to “Start a new application.”
New Dual Credit Students
If you have never applied for dual credit at Ball State and have never applied for undergraduate admission to Ball State, click the application link below, then click “Create an Account,” under “First-time users.” After creating your account, choose the option to “Start a new application.”