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  • Submitted electronically - You MUST submit your current Ball State University transcripts electronically; the fee is approximately $12.00 for each electronic transcript ordered.
  • Ball State University electronic transcripts can be ordered from the following website Parchment. You MUST request the electronic transcripts be sent directly to me, Julie Rosenbaum, Baccalaureate Program Coordinator:

  • Information on Parchment and electronic transcripts can be located on the Ball State transcripts information page.
  • Read the entire checklist before you complete the online application (see link at the bottom of the page).
  • Applicant majors MUST be Pre-Nursing to be eligible to apply to the School of Nursing. If your major is not Pre-Nursing, please contact Academic Advising to request a change of major to Pre-Nursing:
  • Applicants applying for the Accelerated Nursing Concentration must have awarded baccalaureate degree on an official transcript prior to applying to the School of Nursing and be admitted to the University pursuing a second baccalaureate degree with a majors in Pre-Nursing.

You must submit an online application during the first 10 business days of the Spring or Fall semesters to apply to the School of Nursing. You will receive an email from Ms. Julie Rosenbaum after the online application closes, directing you to register for the HESI A2 test. This test includes Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, General Knowledge, and Grammar sections. The test is taken on campus in Lucina Hall, costs approximately $94, and counts as 35 percent of your overall application score. (Overall GPA is 35 percent, HESI A2 test is 35 percent, & Pre-Nursing GPA is 30 percent). There is no minimum score requirement on the HESI A2 test. You can take the HESI A2 test one time during each application period. You are not required to purchase any HESI A2 test prep. However, if you choose to do so, I have included below the study guide suggested by the HESI A2 test publishers. Also, test prep materials are available at larger book stores and Amazon, etc.

  • Science courses including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology must have been completed within the past seven years. If Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, and/or Microbiology course credit is more than seven years old, the applicant for the nursing program will be required to retake or transfer current course credit.
  • You must be a current Ball State University student in order to apply to the School of Nursing
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.000 overall GPA (includes ALL attempted coursework at all universities/colleges).
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.000 pre-nursing GPA (Pre-nursing GPA based on ANAT 201, BIO 113, CHEM 101, PSYS 100, and SOC 100). NUR 228 and PHYS 215 are taken the semester students apply to the School of Nursing unless they've previously been successfully completed with a "C" or higher.  The only exception occurs for Degree in 3 students, who have a different Plan of Study.  Each nursing prerequisite course can be retaken one time; the most recent grade earned is the grade considered when applying to the School of Nursing.  *Pre-nursing students that have successfully passed these nursing prerequisite courses with a "C" or higher should NOT repeat pre-nursing courses in attempts to raise their GPA.
  • Applicants must take the HESI A2 exam.
  • You must use your Ball State email address when corresponding with the School of Nursing; emails from personal email accounts will not receive a response.
  • Degree in 3 students apply only during the Spring semester (January) each year. If admitted, these students begin nursing courses the following Fall semester (August).
  • Second degree students can apply during the Spring Semester (January) or the Fall Semester (August) each year. Second degree students must have a conferred degree on their BSU transcripts in a non-nursing field prior to applying to the School of Nursing. Second degree students must hold active status @ BSU and their majors must be Pre-Nursing at the time of application to the School of Nursing.
  • You must provide to the School of Nursing an electronic official transcript directly from all universities/colleges you’ve attended each time that you apply (including Ball State). Overall grade-point average (Overall GPA) based on all undergraduate coursework attempted, including all attempted undergraduate transfer and non-transfer hours. Credit for any dual-credit courses you took in High School must be provided in an official transcript from the university(s). Do not turn in High School official transcripts.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure all official transcripts from all universities/colleges you've attended have been submitted to Admissions when you apply to Ball State University. Failure to do so is academic dishonesty. Verify your Ball State official transcript contains all courses completed from all universities/colleges you've attended prior to applying to the School of Nursing. Transcripts can be sent to Admissions electronically via
  • Electronic copies of official transcripts will be accepted only from universities/colleges, not from individuals. These must be sent directly to Julie Rosenbaum @ Faxes of official transcripts will not be accepted. Electronic transcripts must be received by 5 p.m. on the last day of the application period.
  • Apply early in the application period. Official transcripts and Entry Disclosure forms will only be accepted electronically until 5 p.m. on the last day of the application period. Case-closed court documentation must be submitted directly to here: Start Submission, or post-marked by the last day of the application period. (Application period runs the first ten business days of the Fall and Spring semesters). Items received electronically after 5 p.m. or post-marked after this date will not be considered for the current application period. Download Disclosure Form (PDF).
    • Adobe Reader is required to fill out the disclosure form.  If you need to install Adobe Reader you can get it here:
  • Save the completed form as Last Name-First Name-Entry Disclosure Form (example Smith-John-Entry Disclosure Form) and then submit the completed disclosure form here: Start Submission
    • Failure to name the form properly may result in an incomplete application process.
  • If you applied to the School of Nursing last semester, were not admitted, and submitted case-closed court documents, you do not need to submit them again. Email Julie Rosenbaum ( to verify she has your documents in HB 490. 
  • You must understand that you may be denied admission into the nursing program or become subject to disciplinary action subsequent to my admission if, either prior to admission or while a student in the program, you engage (or have engaged) in any of the following conduct, if the School of Nursing determines that such conduct has a direct bearing on my ability to obtain a nursing degree or practice as a registered nurse:
    • conduct that would violate any standard of professional practice applicable to registered nurses under Indiana law (currently, Indiana Code Section 25-1-9-4) or constitute unprofessional conduct under Indiana State Board of Nursing regulations (currently, 848 IAC 2-2-3)
    • conduct that would violate either the American Nurses Association Code for Nurses or the International Council of Nurses Code for Nurses
    • conduct that would violate the Ball State University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities [Note: violations of the Code of Student Conduct disciplinary procedures, and don't also result in School of Nursing disciplinary action, except for conduct that may have a bearing on whether a student is qualified to complete the nursing program or practice as a registered nurse.]
    • conduct that violates the criminal laws of the State of Indiana or that results in a felony or misdemeanor charge and/or conviction, or entry into a diversion program in any jurisdiction, except for minor violations of traffic laws or other infractions for which the maximum penalty is a fine.
    • failure to disclose in writing to the Director of the School of Nursing, or her/his designee, promptly following its occurrence, any act or conduct described in this paragraph 

Case-closed court documents can either be submitted directly here: Start Submission, or mailed to Julie Rosenbaum in HB 490  If submitting, save the completed form as Last Name-First Name-Court Documents (example Smith-John-Court Documents).  If you are mailing the documents, the envelope they arrive in must be postmarked by the last date of the nursing application. Do not submit case-closed court documents from Doxpop; documents must come directly from the Court Clerk’s Office.

Julie Rosenbaum’s Mailing Address:

Julie Rosenbaum
Ball State University School of Nursing
Health Professions Building, HB 490B
Muncie, IN 47306

Case-closed court documents must state specifically what criminal charges were filed, that the case is closed/dismissed, and the date this occurred.

Students currently in a Diversion program are not permitted to apply to the School of Nursing. 

NOTE: The application period is the first 10 business days of the Fall Semester for Spring admission and the first 10 business days of the Spring Semester for Summer and Fall Admission.

When you apply to the School of Nursing, there is NO FEE.
You should not be purchasing anything - no background checks, drug screens, or OSHA/HIPAA training.
You need to Select  the APPLICANT package option to apply; do not CLICK on any other option.