Ball State reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means we make an admission decision as soon as we receive all your application materials. Be sure to apply by the priority deadline to ensure the fullest consideration for your preferred semester of enrollment.

Applications submitted after a priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. We must receive your application and all required materials at least two weeks before the start of classes for a given term in order to consider you for admission to Ball State.

Priority Deadlines

The semester you plan to start classes determines the priority deadline for your application.

Upcoming Priority Admission Deadlines

November 15

priority Honors College application deadline

December 1

  • priority application deadline for Fall enrollment with fullest consideration of scholarships
  • priority application deadline for Spring enrollment

March 1

priority application deadline for Fall enrollment

April 1

priority application deadline for Summer enrollment

April 15

priority deadline to apply for financial aid

May 1

Honors College confirmation deadline

June 1

  • priority deadline to apply for housing
  • national enrollment confirmation deadline (extended from May 1)


If you need assistance with any part of your application process, please call or email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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