Experience Ball State
Visit us virtually to explore our beautiful campus and discover how our students take flight to achieve their dreams.
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How to Apply
Our application for Fall 2021 is now open! Students can learn more about our admission requirements and how to apply.
What About Test Scores?
Our resources will prepare you for common questions students ask about our test-optional application.
Working with an Admitted Student?
On our pages for admitted freshmen and admitted transfer students, we guide them step-by-step through the transition and also show them what to expect in their first year at Ball State. We'll provide the resources and support they need to succeed from day one.
Visit Ball State
Students can sign up for campus tours, virtual information sessions, and online appointments to learn more about Ball State and their future as a Cardinal. Get questions answered about admissions, financial aid, housing, academic programs, and more. See all the ways to visit Ball State.
Counselor Preview Day 2021
Join us on Friday, September 17, 2021, for Counselor Preview Day. This event — designed for high school and college counselors — will give you the tools and information needed to support your students in their college search. Learn more about Counselor Preview Day.
Our self-guided tours provide an opportunity to browse our campus while listening to an audio recording of a current student leading the way. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes. Download the materials below or stop by the Welcome Center in Lucina Hall, where we’ll explain the tours and provide a parking pass for our P14 lot (weekdays only).
Charlie Cardinal's Tour
See our major amenities and landmarks.
Hidden Gems Tour
Discover our students’ favorite places.
Explore each of our academic colleges through video tours produced by our very own students. Get started.
Need an overview?
Our student-guided video tour of campus is a good place to start. Watch now.
Take Our Virtual Tour
Virtual College Fairs
We represent Ball State at several college fairs each Spring and Fall. Check out all of the virtual fairs and college panels Ball State is a part of and how to register for them. These events are free for students and are a great way to engage with several different schools in one place.
Videos for New Freshmen and Transfers
Our video guides answer questions that first-time freshmen and transfer students have about our application, the test-optional decision, financial aid, housing, and more. Watch our videos and share them with your students.
How to Use Slate.org
To serve you and your students the best we can, we have begun using a tool called Slate.org. This powerful and free tool allows us to communicate more effectively with our applicants' high schools in a variety of ways.
Learn More About Slate
Transfer Flight Paths
Our Transfer Flight Paths have been designed for Indiana residents to pursue their academic goals at Ball State by starting at a community college. These pathways are designed for students to demonstrate their ability to do college coursework while attempting to keep them on pace for completing their academic goals. Students at Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes have several options for transferring to Ball State using one of our Transfer Flight Paths. Learn more about transferring to Ball State.
Work with Us
Do you have questions or can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re here to help!
Show Your Ball State Pride
Now that you're part of the Ball State family, display your Cardinal pride with our digital backgrounds for your devices or a printable yard/window sign for your home.