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.)

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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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To be considered for most financial aid options at Ball State, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You need to complete a new FAFSA each year you're in school. Learn more.