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:

  • Summer 2021 – classes begin in May 2021
  • Fall 2021 – classes begin in August 2021 
  • Spring 2022 – classes begin in January 2022

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.

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Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so.

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After You Apply

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

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Virtual Viewbook

Browse our 2020-21 Viewbook to find information about Ball State's innovative educational experience, immersive learning and research opportunities, dedicated professors, engaging and supportive campus, vibrant and supportive student life, admission requirements, costs, and more.


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