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 Fall 2023
All students that wish to take a class during the 23-24 academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024) will apply for admission to our program using the Fall 2023 application. If you have completed an application previously, use the instructions listed under the ‘Returning Dual Credit Students’ heading. If not, please create an account by using the instructions under the ‘New Dual Credit Students’ heading.
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.”