Upcoming Events

Current Student Virtual Q&A

Beginning April 8, 2020, you can register for a virtual Q&A session with current Ball State students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Join our students in a fun and interactive hourlong virtual session! This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn about what it's like to be a Ball State Cardinal, why they picked Ball State, and more. They’re eager to engage with you in conversation through our virtual chat. Chirp! Chirp! Register now.

Financial Aid Information Sessions

Beginning April 14, 2020, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in a 30-minute virtual presentation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Join staff for an informative session on next steps, updates, and other areas of financial aid that you should be aware of. You'll then hear about ways you can personally engage with them after the session to get your individual questions answered. Register now.

Enrollment Deadline Extended for Fall 2020

Due to recent events surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ball State has extended its enrollment confirmation deadline to June 1 for students planning to start classes in Fall 2020.

You'll need to formally accept your offer of admission and pay a $100 nonrefundable enrollment deposit. Also, you need to complete this step in order to apply for certain types of financial aid, sign up for housing, and other important steps to getting started at Ball State.

You must confirm your enrollment online through your Applicant Status Portal. Be sure to have your Ball State username and password ready to log in. If you do not have your credentials set up, contact the Technology HelpDesk at 765-285-1517.

Once you login, fill out the Enrollment Confirmation Form under the "Forms" section of your portal. You'll then be prompted to make your $100 enrollment deposit 

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You’ll need activate your Ball State username and password. You will use this information to access your Applicant Status Portal, where you will submit additional materials, confirm your enrollment, and more, and your MyBSU account, which you will use for important university business, such as accepting financial aid, signing up for housing, registering and classes, and paying fees.

To set up your username and password:

  • Locate the email from the Technology HelpDesk you received after you applied to Ball State and follow the instructions provided.
  • If you cannot locate this email, contact the Technology HelpDesk. (The HelpDesk can also help with username and password problems or you may learn more online.)

Contact HelpDesk

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible and no later than April 15 to receive maximum consideration for undergraduate financial aid. Then, use your MyBSU account to view your financial aid awards. Ball State will start notifying students of financial aid awards in December.

Confirmed and planning to live on campus? Apply for housing online by June 1. Request your residence hall room type, search for and request a roommate, and choose a meal plan.

At Orientation, you’ll register for classes, get your Ball State ID Card, and more. Orientation invitations will be mailed to confirmed students starting with instructions to register.

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Go whitewater rafting or hiking, gain leadership skills, or volunteer in the community. We couldn’t imagine a better way to start college. New freshmen summer programs are waiting for you.

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As your first semester approaches, you'll receive details about moving to campus. We’re talking your residence hall, roommate, move-in procedures, what to bring—the works.

We can’t wait for you to get here!

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File Your FAFSA by April 15

To be considered for maximum financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the priority deadline. Learn more.