Find resources for most processes and formalities in the Graduate School below. Learn how to register for courses, how to prepare for an assistantship, or download a specific form online.

Course Planning & Registration

Course Planning and Registration

Below are resources to assist you in planning and registering for graduate courses at Ball State. You'll also find resources related to transcripts, transferring credits to another university, and applying to graduate.

Develop a Degree Plan

See the basic steps you'll need to take to complete your program based on the type of degree you're earning: master's, certificate, doctoral, or specialist.

Develop Your Degree Plan

Find Your Advisor

Your program-specific advisor can assist with selecting courses and making decisions about your academic journey.

See Who Your Advisor Is

Graduate Course Catalog

Read the master list of all graduate student policies and individual course descriptions in our graduate course catalog.

View the Catalog

Graduation Application

Graduation from Ball State is not automatic. You'll need to apply to graduate for each degree you plan to earn.

Apply to Graduate

Register for Courses

Learn how to sign up for your classes through the Office of the Registrar.

Learn the Registration Process

Request Transcripts

See the process to order your transcripts and have them delivered electronically, by mail, or in person.

Order Transcripts

Transferring Credit

Find the forms and other information you'll need to transfer credit from Ball State to another university or institution.

See the Transfer Process

Withdrawing from the Graduate School

You must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA to remain in your graduate program at Ball State, so sometimes a withdrawal from classes is a necessary step in getting back on track.

Learn the Steps to Withdraw

Forms and Documents

If you're looking for a particular form or document, you'll find it in our online collection.

See all Forms and Documents

Graduate Assistantships

See the benefits of a graduate assistantship and how to secure a position at Ball State.

More About Graduate Assistantships

Papers and Projects

Below are resources to assist you with your graduate thesis, dissertation, creative project, or research paper. 

Dates and Deadlines

Graduate School projects have strict deadlines to be submitted by.

See Project Deadlines

Dissertation Guide

Review the processes and expectations for a dissertation at Ball State.

Read the full guide

Thesis, Creative Project, and Research Paper Guide

Review the processes and expectations for a creative project, research paper, or thesis at Ball State.

Read the full guide

Research Support

Find support resources for student research from the Graduate School and other Ball State units.

Get Research Support

Workshops and Wellness

Below are workshops and wellness resources to assist you in developing your skills and maintaining a healthy school/life balance. 

Graduate Student Wellness Initiative (GSWI)

Find wellness resources for all University graduate students and check out our upcoming social events.

Get Involved with GSWI

Support and Resources

At Ball State, your wellbeing is our top priority. That's why the Graduate School and the GSWI provide academic, health, and employment resources specifically for graduate students like you. See how we can help.

Pathways Project and Mentoring

Graduate students can gain knowledge and establish critical networks to support their graduate education and career goals through the Pathways Project led by Ball State's Graduate School.

Learn About Pathways

Newsletter for Students and Staff

The Graduate School publishes an email newsletter each semester with updates and important information for our students and faculty. Read our past newsletters below.

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you can't find a particular resource, please contact the Graduate School for assistance.