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The Honors College, through its social activities, its residential community, its small discussion-based classes, and its curricular structure, provides a value-added component to your Ball State University campus experience.  Discover the opportunities you’ll find for interdisciplinary, personalized growth.

Connect with the Honors



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Follow our Honors College community through our social media portals, and contribute to the conversations.

Chat with an Honors College Advisor

Questions about your existing credits or a potential major?  Our full time Honors College Academic Advisors stay with you from orientation through graduation, and you can start that conversation now.  Call 765-285-1024 or email to schedule a chat.

Chat with a Current Honors College Student

Nothing compares to a personal conversation with a peer. Only a few years ago, our students were in your shoes—and asking questions. Request an Honors College inquiry chat when you plan your campus visit through Admissions, or call us to arrange an online or phone chat.

Pathway to Enrollment

Fall 2022

Visit the Honors College at your convenience—meet a student, take a tour, sit in on a class


October 16-November 20

  • Invitations to apply for the Whitinger Scholarship are extended

Monday, October 24

  • Attend Honors College Preview Day—sit in on a class, meet students and faculty, tour the Honors College LLC

For more details-Email Honors

Tuesday, November 15

  • Priority Application deadline to receive full consideration for Honors College scholarships

Tuesday, December 6

  • Deadline to submit your Whitinger Scholarship application

Friday, January 6, 2023

  • Deadline to submit your Honors College scholarship application


Spring 2023

Visit the Honors College at your convenience—meet a student, take a tour, sit in on a class

Confirm your admission to Ball State and the Honors College


  • Schedule your Summer Orientation session


  • Complete a pre-orientation phone call with one of our Honors College student workers


  • Meet your Honors College Academic Advisor and the Honors College staff during your orientation session; leave with your fall schedule in hand

August 16-20

  • Honors College Convocation and other welcome week events

August 21

  • Your first day of classes