Working with an Admitted Student?

On our pages for admitted freshmen and admitted transfer students, we guide them step-by-step through the transition and also show them what to expect in their first year at Ball State. We'll provide the resources and support they need to succeed from day one.

Visit Ball State

Students can sign up for campus tours, virtual information sessions, and online appointments to learn more about Ball State and their future as a Cardinal. Get questions answered about admissions, financial aid, housing, academic programs, and more. See all the ways to visit Ball State.

Counselor Connection Day 2023

Plan to join us for a future Counselor Connection Day event! Registration will become available in Fall 2023.

Self-Guided Campus Tours

Our self-guided tours provide an opportunity to browse our campus while listening to an audio recording of a current student leading the way. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes. Download the materials to get started.

Take Our Virtual Tour

College Fairs

We’ll be representing Ball State at several college fairs during the Fall 2023 semester. These opportunities are a great way to engage with several different schools in one place, and all events are free for students.

College Fairs Fall 2023:

Videos for First-Year Students and Transfers

Our video guides answer questions that new first-year and transfer students have about our application, the test-optional decision, financial aid, housing, and more. Watch our videos and share them with your students.

How to Use

To serve you and your students the best we can, we have begun using a tool called This powerful and free tool allows us to communicate more effectively with our applicants' high schools in a variety of ways.

Learn More About Slate

Transfer Flight Paths

Our Transfer Flight Paths have been designed for Indiana residents to pursue their academic goals at Ball State by starting at a community college. These pathways are designed for students to demonstrate their ability to do college coursework while attempting to keep them on pace for completing their academic goals. Students at Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes have several options for transferring to Ball State using one of our Transfer Flight Paths. Learn more about transferring to Ball State.

Show Your Ball State Pride

Digital Backgrounds Now that you're part of the Ball State family, display your Cardinal spirit with our digital backgrounds for your devices, a printable yard/window sign for your home, and fun GIFs for your social media.

See Our Downloads