To officially become a Ball State student, you must accept our admission offer by confirming your enrollment below and submitting a $100 nonrefundable deposit, which will be applied to your first-semester tuition and fees.
If you have any concerns about confirming your enrollment, please reach out to our admissions team and we’ll work with you. We understand your uncertainty, and we will help you through it. At Ball State, our mission is education, but our focus is you.
- Fall Entry – May 1
- Spring Entry – December 1
- Summer Entry – April 1
You’ll need to activate your Ball State username and password. You will use this information to access your Admitted Student Portal.
Your Admitted Student Portal allows you to:
- Access your Ball State Outlook Email. This serves as your official Ball State email and is critical to check regularly to find next steps related to Financial Aid, Housing, and other important areas.
- View financial aid award information through Self-Service Banner when it becomes available (all students admitted before January 1 will be receiving this in mid-late January).
- Update and change personal identity information through Self-Service Banner such as name changes, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers etc.
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.)
Once you’ve set up your Ball State account, you will need to log in to confirm your enrollment.
- Log into your Admitted Student Portal
- Fill out the Decision Reply Form under the "Forms" section of your portal
Also, you will need to pay a $100 nonrefundable enrollment deposit, which the university will apply to your first-semester fees.
Admitted student PORTAL
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Now that you’ve officially accepted your offer to Ball State, you’ll need to start thinking about financial aid, housing, Orientation, and more.