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At Ball State, we work hard to foster an inclusive and diverse campus community. Our faculty and staff treat students as learning partners in the classroom and beyond, helping them build supportive relationships from day one. You will feel at home here because you’ll be at home here.
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At Ball State, we are committed to your bright future. Our beautiful and vibrant campus, welcoming culture, engaged professors, and focus on innovation and collaboration make us the perfect place to continue your educational journey. You belong here. We will inspire you to find your passion and purpose and prepare you for a fulfilling career and a meaningful life. As Cardinals, We Fly.
Ball State’s 112 majors in seven colleges give you access to professional experiences, advanced technology, and world-class faculty from day one. Your degree will be valued by employers. Our students quickly find jobs and get into graduate schools.
Get to Know Our Colleges
Maybe you’ve learned a lot about Ball State — but what do you know about our individual academic colleges? Explore each of them below (or just the one you’re interested in) through our campus virtual tours and related links.
Need help? Find the college that offers your desired major (PDF). If you’re still deciding on a major, our University College can guide your exploration.
Unique immersive learning opportunities at Ball State help you apply what you learn in classes and build valuable skills, experience, and connections for your career and life after graduation. As part of a student-led team, you’ll work with actual clients to solve problems for communities and organizations. Watch videos about recent projects.
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Apply to Ball State
Ready to take flight? Start your application today.
Applying to Ball State is convenient and hassle-free, and our fully online application process is completely secure. Whether you’re starting your college journey for the first time, transferring from another institution, or considering going back to college, applying is your first step to becoming a Ball State Cardinal.
There are two ways to apply to Ball State—applicants may choose between the Ball State application or the Common App, which allows you to apply to multiple colleges at once. The Common App is only available to new, first-time (domestic and international) students entering Fall 2023.
Only complete and submit one of the following applications:
Check your application status in your Cardinal Landing portal or pick up where you left off by selecting the “Ball State Application” above.
If you’re looking to re-enroll, be reinstated, become a guest student, participate in a nondegree program, or come back to Ball State to earn a second degree, your application process will be different. Learn more.
Instructions and Criteria
New students complete the same undergraduate application to Ball State, but your admission criteria depend on which type of applicant you are. Select your applicant type below to see the requirements you need to meet.
- high school students
- homeschooled students
- GED/TASC/HiSET recipients
- students age 23 or older
If you’re currently enrolled at another college or university, see our requirements for transfer students.
- Spring semester — December 1
- Summer semester — April 1
- Fall semester — March 1*
- *December 1 to receive fullest consideration of scholarships
Semester Start Dates
- Spring 2023 — classes begin January 2023
- Summer 2023 — classes begin May 2023
- Fall 2023 — classes begin August 2023
Admission to Ball State is selective, and we carefully evaluate all applications on an individual basis. We recommend applying by the priority deadline to ensure fullest consideration for scholarships and your preferred semester of enrollment.
At the latest, your application must be completed two weeks before the start of the semester you’re planning to enroll. We review new applications as they’re submitted, and we only make a decision after receiving all of your required materials.
Students applying for financial aid and scholarships or for admission to the Honors College have additional deadlines to keep in mind. See all dates and deadlines.
After You Apply
Once your application to Ball State is complete, your next steps include applying for financial aid and visiting our beautiful campus, if you haven’t done so already.
If you need assistance with any part of your application process, please call or email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We’re here to help you every step of the way.