Ball State reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means decisions are made after we receive all your application materials. Apply early!

Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis. An application and all required application materials must be received two weeks prior to the start of classes for a given term in order to be considered for admission to Ball State.

  • November 15 — priority Honors College application deadline
  • December 1 — priority application deadline with full scholarship consideration
  • December 1 — priority application date for spring enrollment
  • March 1 — priority application date for fall enrollment
  • April 1 — priority application date for summer enrollment
  • Early April — confirmed students receive invitations to attend Orientation
  • April 15 — deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • May 1 — national confirmation deadline, Honors College confirmation deadline
  • June 1 — deadline to apply for housing

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Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1.

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Special Programs

Select majors require supplemental application materials and have additional deadlines.

See Requirements

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Orientation Dates

Learn when you’ll attend Orientation, based on your enrollment term.

View Orientation Dates