Admission to Ball State is competitive, so apply early to pursue a bachelor’s or associate degree. Make sure to review our admission criteria and instructions and our dates and deadlines. Then complete the online form below that applies to you.


Do You Plan to Start in 2019?

Students interested in applying for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 may apply now using the appropriate link below.


First-time Freshmen Enrolling on Campus

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Transfer, International, or Online Students

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Other Students

You will need to apply through the Office of the Registrar if you are re-enrolling, reinstating, a guest, auditing, participating in a nondegree program, or earning a second bachelor's degree.

Already Applied?

You can check the status of your application by visiting MyBSU, selecting "Self-Service Banner" near the top, and then inserting your Ball State username and password. Or if you've already been admitted, congratulations! It's time to confirm your enrollment.

Do You Plan to Start in 2020?

If you plan to start your classes during our Spring 2020 semester, then you may complete your application online. This includes any supplemental applications or materials for select programs that have additional admission criteria. The Fall 2020 application will be available in early August.

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Other Students

If you are applying as a re-enroll, reinstate, guest, auditor, or non-degree seeking student you will need to use our special application that will be available on a later date.

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

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Instructions and Criteria

Be sure to review our admission requirements and instructions, which differ depending on what type of student you are.

Supplemental Applications

Some of our academic programs have additional applications, auditions, or other admission requirements in order to enroll in those majors. See those programs.