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.

Applications and Dates

Students interested in applying for Spring or Summer 2019 may apply now. The application for U.S. high school students planning to enroll on campus in Fall 2019 is now open. Transfer, international, and online students' application for Fall 2019 will be available in late-August.


First-time Freshmen Enrolling on Campus

Complete this application if you are both of the following:

  • entering college for the first time
  • plan to take classes on campus

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Transfer, International, or Online Students

Complete this application if you are either of the following:

  • transferring from another college
  • plan to study online

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.

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.