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.

Program Requirements

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.


Complete our online application and permission form by August 28, 2020 to register for fall classes.

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Indicate Your Course Preferences (Optional)

Complete our course registration form to tell us which classes you plan to register for after you apply.

After You Apply

Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.

Information for Admitted Students

Create Your Ball State Username and Password

You will receive an email from our Technology HelpDesk with instructions to activate your Ball State username and password. Watch a video to learn more.

If you have questions or cannot locate the email, contact the HelpDesk.

Register for Courses

Within 48 hours after you have created your username and password, you will receive a time ticket for course registration. Follow our instructions to register for classes.

If you change your course registration, you will need to complete our High School Parent/School Permission Form (PDF).


If you need additional assistance, please call or email us. We are here to help you!

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