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Non-Ball State Program (not sponsored by BSU)
Multiple Country Program, Various Countries (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/19/2017 05/05/2018
NOTE: NOTE: Program dates determined by your non-BSU program provider
Fall 2017 03/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/21/2017 12/31/2017
NOTE: NOTE: Program dates determined by your non-BSU program provider
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2 Language Courses Offered: Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, None, Norwegian, Others as requested, Polish, Portuguese, Putonghua, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai
Program Type: Non-BSU
Program Description:

NOTE: This program application is only for students who have applied to a study on an outside program that is not sponsored by Ball State University. To find a list of Ball State sponsored programs please click here.

Non-Ball State Programs

With over 250 options most students are able to find an approved BSU program to meet their needs. However, we recognize sometimes students have special priorities and it is determined that a non-BSU program is a better fit.  
Participation in a non-BSU program does come with some significant restrictions. It is important to carefully review the differences listed below BEFORE applying to a non-BSU program.

Credit & Grades
Ball State students may only receive transfer credit from a program which provides an official transcript from a U.S. accredited institution or an accredited institution overseas. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts are not recognized. Be aware that some program providers issue unofficial grade reports or certificates vs. a transcript. Additionally, you may be asked by the program provider to pay an extra fee for an official transcript through a school of record.  It is always the student’s responsibility to contact individual program sponsors for specifics about what type of transcript is available in advance of making a program commitment.

Credit from non-BSU programs is transfer credit only and not resident credit.  Letter grades earned abroad are not recorded on the BSU transcript, nor are they calculated into the GPA. Students must earn a C or better in each course that transfers. Ball State requires that 30 of the last 40 credits are in residence. This may have an impact on the timing of your study abroad participation. Please check with your academic advisor if you have questions about this before you make any plan to study on a non-BSU program.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Certain Ball State institutional financial aid (ex. Presidential Scholarships, Whitinger Scholarships) cannot apply to non-BSU programs.  Always confirm with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Office first.

Federal financial aid (Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans/Pell Grants, etc.) is linked to the institution where a student is degree-seeking. The Ball State Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid will generally not sign individual consortia agreements allowing the aid to transfer to the non-BSU provider when there are comparable BSU programs available. This means you might need sufficient funds to pay for the study abroad program on your own. You would not receive a loan check.

If you have previously taken out student loans, be aware that they will go back into repayment after 6 months of separation from BSU. You can sometimes request a deferment of the loan repayment by verifying you had enrollment at another accredited institution. However, the process and types of institutions/programs recognized will vary. We advise students contact the loan provider in advance to find out the procedure and guidelines for deferral.

Housing Contracts
 If you live on campus and terminate your housing contract for a non-BSU program you would be subject to the cancellation penalties outlined in your contract.

Steps for Participation in a Non-BSU Study Abroad Program
1.      Carefully research the program and review the restrictions listed above.
2.      Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the program’s curriculum. You may wish to secure written pre-approvals for the courses using an advising center form.
3.      Apply to the non-BSU program by the deadline.
4.      Register your participation by completing the “Ball State Student Application for Non-Ball State Programs” (Click on Apply Now Above)
5.      Notify our office when you have received formal admission.
6.      Provide your host institution/provider with the address where your transcripts should be sent at the end of your program.

For US transcripts:
Office of Admissions
Ball State University
Lucina Hall
Muncie, IN 47306 USA
 
For Foreign Transcripts:
*Must be accompanied by English translation (if in another language) with course descriptions
Assistant Director of Study Abroad
Rinker Center for International Programs
Student Center, Room 102
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306 USA
 
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the process for participation in non-BSU programs.
 
Study Abroad Office
Rinker Center for International Programs
Pittenger Student Center, Room 102
Tel:  +1 (765) 285-5422
Hours: Academic Year M-F, 8 am-5pm / Summer M-F, 7:30 am-4 pm
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu