If you are or will be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (TASC or GED), you may apply for admission to Ball State Online.

Admissions Process

Admission requirements for online study are the same as they are on the main campus.


You must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (TASC or GED). To qualify for admission, you must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Minimum GED scores: Passing Score/Passing Score with Honors of at least 150-200.

Minimum scores if you took the GED before 2014:

  • Standard Average score of at least 520 (or 52 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Writing Skills score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • Mathematics score of at least 500 (or 50 for tests prior to 2002)
  • minimum score of 450 (or 45 for tests prior to 2002) in each of the remaining sections

Minimum TASC scores:

  • score of 500 on each subject test (language arts, math, social studies, writing)
  • score of at least 2/8 on writing prompt


You must meet the same admission criteria as required of high school students considering main-campus study at Ball State.

Arrange for your sealed, official high school transcripts or GED or TASC scores to be sent to:

Terri Manring
Lucina Hall 141
Ball State Undergraduate Admissions
Muncie, IN 47306

If you are younger than 23, you must also have your SAT or ACT scores sent to the above address. Scores may be sent via the testing agency.

  • For SAT use code 1051
  • For ACT use code 1176

Complete and submit the online undergraduate application for admission and submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee. You may pay by a major credit card or an electronic check (ACH) payment. Make sure to indicate on the application that you are applying for entrance into an online program.

About the SAT

A redesigned SAT test became available in March 2016 for incoming freshmen. If you took the SAT before then, Ball State is still considering the older version for admission.

As always, we encourage you to send us all test scores to increase your chances of admission.

We will not require the essay portion of the new SAT.