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. If you have both foreign and U.S. earned education, you may not need to submit transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended. Please refer to the section below regarding transcripts from non-U.S. institutions.
If you have earned a U.S. degree, documentation is not required for your foreign educational history (unless you are a doctoral applicant, and you do not have a master’s degree from the U.S.).
If you are currently enrolled in a program in the U.S., a World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) may be required. Please contact the Office of International Admissions for more information.
If you have not earned a U.S. degree, your transcript and degree must be evaluated by an external agency.
If you’ve already received an evaluation from WES or ECE, you may upload a copy of your evaluation to your applicant status portal.
You must select one of the following credential evaluation agencies to get your transcripts and degree(s) evaluated (this includes any earned certificates, diplomas, or degrees):
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
World Education Services (WES)
Attention: Alternative options to WES/ECE credential evaluation
Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting credential evaluations from any NACES member company, as long as it contains the following information:
- US equivalency of study/degree
- US equivalent overall credits & GPA earned
- Accreditation status of institution(s)
- Course-by-course evaluation (each course listed along with credits and grade earned for the course)
Please note that if you have any credential evaluation done by a NACES member other than WES or ECE, you will need to upload your scanned official copy to your applicant portal, or send it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.