Graduate Application Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required to be considered for admission to Ball State University. No action will be taken until the application fee is received. Application fee payment can be made online by credit card or ACH or by mail via personal check or money order sent to the Graduate School, Ball State University, 2000 West University, Muncie IN 47306. Please read this important information about transcripts and general instructions.

* Items marked with an asterisk are required.

* Indicate your educational objective(s) at Ball State below:
If you wish to select more than one major, hold the Ctrl key while making multiple selections
Master's Degree
Specialist in Education Degree
(indicate specialization)
Doctoral Degree
(Ed.D., Ph.D., D.A., Au.D.)
(select from one of the
three categories)

Non-Degree (Non-Licensure)

1.* If you have ever attended Ball State University, please provide your BSU ID number. Otherwise, please provide your Social Security Number. Disclosure of your Social Security Number is optional. If you do not wish to provide it, additional paperwork will be required. Be aware that this will delay your application.
BSU ID number
Social Security Number
I do not wish to provide my Social Security Number. Please forward the necessary paperwork to be assigned a student number.
2. Legal name:
* Last:
* First:
Previous last name:
You must fill in the previous last name field if your transcripts and/or test results may arrive under a former name.
3. Address:
* Street
* State
* Zip
County (only if state is Indiana)
4. Home Phone
5. Cell Phone:
6. * E-mail address:
7. If you are not a U.S. citizen, what is your country of citizenship?
Note: If you are not a legal U.S. resident, please use the application for international students.
8. *In what state do you claim legal residence?
9. *Have you ever been convicted of a felony? No    Yes
If yes, please submit a letter of explanation to the Dean of the Graduate School, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306. Your application will not be processed until we receive this information. Applicants will not be denied admission based solely on their admission of conviction.
10. *Current Employment (required for the determination of residency status)
Present position Student
Not Currently Employed
Position Title    
Inclusive Dates
11. When do you plan to begin advanced study at Ball State?
12. If you have ever attended Ball State as a graduate student or undergraduate student, please enter the year.
13. Have you ever been granted a degree from Ball State University, or do you expect to be granted a degree from Ball State University within the next 12 months? Yes    No
If you are seeking a teaching, administrative or supervisory license, please answer questions 14 and 15. Otherwise, skip to question 16.
14. Please describe any teaching or administrative experience that you have had.
15. Please list any teaching, administrative or supervisory license(s) that you hold:
16. Indicate planned type of housing while attending Ball State
University Apartments
Residence Hall
Off Campus
17. *Intended enrollment location On Campus    Off Campus

18. *List in chronological order all college-level institutions attended, including current enrollment. Clearly indicate dates and degrees granted or to be granted.
Official Name Inclusive dates (month/year) City State Degree Date Granted Area(s) of Study
of Institution From To Major(s) Minor(s)
/ /
/ /
/ /
/ /
/ /

19. Enter any comments/questions below.

20. If you would like to be considered for an assistantship, please indicate the department or area.
Please contact this department directly; specify your desire to be considered for an assistantship.

Certification: By entering my name in the signature box below, I hereby certify that I have not attended institutions of higher education other than those listed above; that the information is correct and complete; and that I will submit any other information deemed necessary by the Graduate Education Committee and the graduate dean. I understand that any falsification or omission is grounds for immediate disqualification from further consideration for admission, withdrawal of any offer of admission, or dismissal from Ball State University.

Statistical Information (Optional) The following questions are for statistical purposes only and will not be shared with the department that is making the admission decision.
21. Gender Female    Male
22. Date of birth Month     Day     Year
23. Ethnicity: are you Hispanic or Latino?
24. What is your race? (select one or more)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Note: Ethnicity is requested in order to fulfill reporting obligations to the federal government. Ball State is committed to fostering a diverse campus community in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives respect and learn from one another. View our equal opportunity and affirmative action policy at
25. Where did you hear about Ball State?


Campus Security Report/Crime Statistics [668.46] In compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" [20 U.S.C. 1092], Ball State University provides the required information to all faculty, staff and students on the Web. Go to and click on "Annual Security Report." The Annual Security Report is published annually and contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years and campus policy regarding reporting of on- and off-campus criminal activity, facility safety and access; law enforcement; sale, possession, and use of alcohol and illegal drugs, including sanctions. It also includes information regarding availability of drug and alcohol education programs, safety and crime prevention programs, and sexual assault prevention programs and procedures to follow when sex offenses occur. The Campus Security Report is available in printed form upon request. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 1(800)382-8540, selection 8 or (765)285-5343.

Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data [668.47]
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report provides data on athletic participation rates and data on financial support for athletic teams.
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