Welcome to Ball State

Wherever you started your college education, Ball State is the perfect place to finish it. Our Transfer Center makes your transition easy by providing information about our academic programs and admission requirements, individual guidance on transfer credits, and specialized support resources—all for students like you. Make your move. Achieve your goals.

Hear current transfer student stories

Transfer Your Credits

Seeing how your hard-earned college credits will apply toward a degree at Ball State is a critical step in the transfer process.

Use our convenient tools and helpful resources to get an idea of how your credits will support your Ball State journey.

Transfer Programs
Transfer Pathways

Transfer Flight Paths

Looking for a plan of action to guide your transfer to Ball State? Our Transfer Flight Path program puts you in contact with our staff to develop a long-term strategy for transferring to Ball State from your current college or university.

Find a Transfer Flight Path that fits you

Articulated Pathways

Finding your pathway into Ball State can be as simple as following a  plan already mapped out for you. 

Learn more about Articulated Pathways

NEST Program

NEST stands for Navigating the Enrolled Student Transition. This program provides a transitional pathway for students to immerse themselves in the Ball State community while taking courses at Ivy Tech Community College Muncie to gain credits needed to transfer to Ball State as a full-time student the following year.


The NEST Program is available by invitation only for students that meet specific criteria in our First-Year Student application process.

Start Your Discovery

New to Ball State? Explore our virtual viewbook to learn about our innovative degrees and see what sets Cardinals apart from the rest of the flock.

Ball State is accessible and affordable

We put a high-quality college education within reach. Our competitive costs and generous financial aid will help you gain a degree that employers value.

Our tuition is among the lowest in Indiana and among similar Midwestern universities. Calculate your potential costs to attend Ball State.

We offer special scholarships for new transfer students plus other forms of merit- and need-based financial aid. See how we can assist you.

Students from seven nearby states may qualify for dramatically reduced tuition through MSEP. See if you are eligible.

Apply to Ball State

You can apply to Ball State in just a few easy steps. First see how your credits will transfer, and then make sure you meet our transfer admission requirements. Now you're ready to apply!

Track Your Application

Check the status of your application and upload additional materials through your Cardinal Landing portal.

Already Admitted?

Congratulations! You're about to become a Ball State Cardinal, but you still have a few things to do before you start classes here. You will need to confirm your enrollment, apply for financial aid, sign up for housing, and more if you haven't already done so.

We want you here.
We'll help you make it happen.

Our Transfer Center staff will provide the resources and support you need to submit a complete application and enroll at Ball State. Can't find what you're looking for or have questions? Contact our office so we can help.

Transfer Center

Lucina Hall
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Academic year: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


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