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.

Please note: An application and all required application materials must be received two weeks prior to the start of classes for a given term in order to be considered for admission to Ball State.

Make Sure you complete the application for the term in which you intend to enroll

  • Fall 2021 – Classes begin in August 2021 
  • Spring 2021 – Classes begin in January 2021
  • Summer 2021 – Classes begin in May 2021

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.

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.

After You Apply

Log in to your Applicant Status Portal below to submit additional materials and check your application status.

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