Step 1

Review Admission Criteria

The Fellows Program is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers who:

  • have majored in and/or have 30 or more college-level credits in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or math)
  • demonstrate a commitment to the program and its goals
  • have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • have attained, or expect to attain by May 9, 2020, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its international equivalent (Note: Undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelor’s degree.)
  • a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is preferred (Note: Candidates who can demonstrate excellence through other avenues will also be considered. All applications are considered in their entirety and selection is based on merit.)

Planning to Study at another University?

If you plan to enroll in this program through one of our partner universities – Purdue University or IUPUI – please fill out the application and click on one of the two universities for graduate admission. 

Complete the Application

Please follow the steps below to apply to the program.

Applications will be accepted until the program is full. However, spaces are limited so submit materials as soon as possible.

You will apply through both the Ball State University Graduate School’s online application and a separate online application for the academy itself.

Ball State must receive transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended (this includes dual credit courses earned while in high school) in order for you to be admitted to your program of interest.

You may provide unofficial or official transcripts when you apply.

  • official transcripts - Official transcripts are transcripts that Ball State University receives directly (electronically or by mail) from each institution that you attended.  Official transcripts must bear the institution's seal, the date, and an appropriate signature.
  • unofficial transcripts - Unofficial transcripts show your college academic progress but are not official because they are provided by you.  Often times, you are able to download these documents from the student portal of the institution(s) you have attended.  These documents can be utilized by your program of interest to make a recommendation for admission.  However, the admission process will not be completed until you submit final official transcripts from any institution(s) where you earned a degree, or any institution(s) where you are currently enrolled.

Upon completing your Graduate School application, you acknowledge that:

  • Your application is being reviewed based upon the information you provided.
  • You may be asked to provide an official transcript if further information is needed.

You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts.

Register for Courses

After you’ve been accepted into our program, you will need to register for your courses.

  1. Review the instructions.
  2. Use the username and password you were sent by the Graduate School to log into MyBSU. Graduate Students taking online or on-campus classes will receive a username and password (credentials) from the Graduate School within four to seven days after acceptance. This will be sent to the email address you provided on the graduate application.
  3. Search for and register for a course (see the instructions from Step 1).
  4. After registering, you will receive access to your student account and Canvas online course portal.

Register for Courses


If you have questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Director of Hoosier STEM Academy, Kizmin Jones.

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