Auditing Ball State Courses for Academy Credit
It costs $55 to audit a Ball State course and you will be responsible for this cost unless the course is needed to fulfill an Academy requirement and cannot be satisfied through the Academy curriculum.
You will also be responsible for purchasing any texts that are required for the course you are auditing.
Directions for auditing a BSU course
If you are auditing a BSU class for Academy credit, whether you want to substitute it for one of the core Academy classes or not, please follow these directions carefully.
You will need the following:
- Course Reference Number – this is the 5 digit that will be listed first
- Course Department Name – this is the 2 to 5 letter name that helps to identify what BSU department your class is in
- Course Number – this identifies the course level you are taking
- Section Number – this identifies the section of the class you want
- Class Hour – the time will be listed in military time. Make sure the class fits into your schedule
- Days – self-explanatory!
- Building / Room # – these only need to be listed on the Audit Application Form
- Teacher – if known
If the BSU website shows that there are no more available spaces in the class, do not give up hope. Whether full or not, you will still need the permission of the academic department (and oftentimes the professor) in order to take the course and sometimes instructors will take more than the enrollment cap says. (Locations of the various departments on campus are listed in the alpha listing in the front of the Ball State Directory or on the BSU website.)
FILL IN AS MUCH OF THE INORMATION AS YOU CAN BEFORE GOING TO SEE ANYONE. IF YOU NEED HELP, ASK SOMEONE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE OR SEE YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR.
REMINDER: You must get the permission of the BSU department representative or instructor.
The cost to audit a BSU class is $55 per class. Your parents/guardian will be billed this fee by the Bursar or you may opt to pay by check or credit card at the time you register.
Important Final Points
Attendance in class is critical. Your professor will receive a letter from the Academy with notification of all extended breaks, and also that they are to inform the Academy Attendance Office when you are absent from class.
If you decide to drop a BSU course you must drop it with BOTH the Academy Guidance Office and Ball State. Please be aware of all University deadline and penalties for dropping classes. They are different than the Academy’s. You may incur University penalties if you do not observe policies or deadlines.