Every year, approximately 340 new students enter Ball State’s most rigorous program for high-achieving scholars—the Honors College. Will you be one of them?

Admission to the Honors College is based on academic achievement and potential. Most enter the program with strong academic records and SAT/ACT scores. High school students earning an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma or completing an advanced college preparatory curriculum in another state are encouraged to apply for the Honors College. For those accepted, the Honors College will be a transformative learning experience.

Current and transfer students are also welcome to apply.

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Honors Scholarships


Honors College students compete for scholarships and fellowships designed exclusively for Honors College. Most receive the substantial Presidential Scholarship or the Ball State Scholars Award. Many receive additional aid from a basket of generous Honors College scholarships. See all of our scholarships.

Honors Undergraduate Fellowships

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Honors College students may also compete for Honors Undergraduate Fellowships. These provide a paid opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty scholar-mentor on an authentic research project. Learn more.