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Navigating through your academic life may, at times, seem challenging. It definitely can be! Fortunately, Ball State University has prepared for your arrival in advance whether you are a freshman, upper division student, transfer student, nontraditional student, honors student, or student athlete. Academic advisors at Ball State are personal, professional, and prepared to give you the advice and resources you need to successfully map a journey that leads to your graduation.

Pre-Registration Advising

Remote Advising

Academic advisors are meeting with students remotely through video conference (WebEx), phone, or email during the Fall Semester 2020. You have full access to your advisor through these contact methods and through AVISO ( Additionally, the Freshman Advising Center and Upper Division Advising Center will post announcements and updates on Twitter (@bsu_advising).

All first-year students and freshmen at Ball State are required to review Pre-Registration Advising Information prior to meeting with their academic advisor and planning a Spring 2021 class registration.

The Pre-Registration Advising Information provides will you with details regarding:  

  • who will help you plan spring classes 
  • tracking academic progress through DegreeWorks  
  • how many classes you should take in the spring 
  • when and how you can register for spring classes

Once you have reviewed the Pre-Registration Advising Information, you should schedule a remote appointment with your academic advisor to discuss Spring 2021 registration and your academic progress. Advisors will conduct spring registration advising appointments through early November.

To schedule a remote advising appointment, log into AdvisorTrac (myBSU) with your Ball State username and password. If needed, an AdvisorTrac video tutorial is available.

Our goal is to make all of our materials and services accessible. Please inform staff of accessibility barriers you encounter and request accommodations that will make activities and information resources accessible to you.


Check out the Advising FAQ page, AdvisorTrac tutorial video, DegreeWorks video, and the Advising Handbook

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