Dual Credit

Now offering over 150 credit hours in almost 40 courses!

Certain Indiana Academy courses are eligible for Dual Credit with Ball State University. Students are responsible for the tuition (varies per course) and may receive a college transcript for courses that are successfully completed. Tuition fees for dual credit courses are lower than regular college tuition rates for the same course. The college transcript should allow the transfer of credits to other colleges within Indiana. Check for course acceptance when transferring credits to out of state colleges. Contact Dr. Jeff Smith at or 765-285-4136 if you have questions or need additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dual Credit

BSU Dual Credit Program Student/Parent Handbook 2018-2019

Important items to keep in mind:

  1. Actual courses available for dual credit are subject to change. Check with the Guidance Office for the most current list of courses.
  2. Fall semester enrollment will take place about 2 weeks after the beginning of the semester and lasts approximately 5 days. Enrollment for spring dual credit courses will start in December and finish the opening week of classes in January. You must enroll during these times if you wish to receive dual credit. Ball State University does not allow late or retroactive enrollments.
  3. Dual credit courses indicated with an asterisk (*) are the second course in a two-semester sequence. Students must enroll in the fall in the first course of the sequence in order to qualify for dual credit in the spring semester. Students must enroll and pay another tuition fee for the second course in the sequence at the start of the Spring semester. Some courses may have perquisite requirements. Check with the Guidance Office for an updated and complete list of all prerequisites for dual credit classes.
  4. Courses labeled “enroll in spring only” are the fall and spring semesters of the Academy class. The two semesters together are equal to one semester of the BSU equivalent class. The dual credit grade is an average of the two semester grades of the Academy class.
  5. Enrollment for these courses is done in the enrollment period in December and early January.
Academy course number and titleBSU course
World Languages
FRN1A/1BAccelerated French 14 cr. hrs. per semester in FR 101 and 102*
FRN2A/2BIntermediate French 23 cr. hrs. in FR 201 (enroll spring only)
FRN3A/3BAdvanced French 33 cr. hrs. in FR 202 (enroll spring only)
GER1A/1BAccelerated German 14 cr. hrs. per semester in GER 101 and 102*
GER2A/2BIntermediate German 23 cr. hrs. in GER 201 (enroll spring only)
JAP1A/1BAccelerated Japanese 14 cr. hrs. in JP 101 (enroll spring only)
JAP2A/2BIntermediate Japanese 24 cr. hrs. in JP 102 (enroll spring only)
LAT1A/1BAccelerated Latin 14 cr. hrs. per semester in LAT 101 and 102*
LAT2A/2BIntermediate Latin 23 cr. hrs. per semester in LAT 201 and 202*
SPN2A/2BIntermediate Spanish 23 cr. hrs. in SPN 201 (enroll spring only)
SPN3A/3BAdvanced Spanish 33 cr. hrs. in SPN 202 (enroll spring only)
Social Studies
SOC203American History 1492-18763 cr. hrs. in HIST 201: US 1492-1876
SOC204American History 1877-Present3 cr. hrs. in HIST 202: US 1877-Present
SOC05130West in the World3 cr. hrs. in HIST 150 (spring only)
Mathematics / Computer Science / Finance
MAT04005Calculus3 cr. hrs. in MATH 132 (fall only)
MAT04123/04124AP Calculus AB4 cr. hrs. in MATH 165 (enroll spring only)
MAT04133AP Calculus BC 14 cr. hrs. in MATH 165 (available fall or spring)
MAT04134AP Calculus BC 24 cr. hrs. in MATH 166 (spring only)
MAT04514Statistics3 cr. hrs. in MATH 181 (available fall & spring)
MAT04515Quantitative Reasoning3 cr. hrs. in MATH 125 (spring only)
MAT04825AP Statistics3 cr. hrs. in MATH 181 (spring only)
MAT04832Linear Algebra4 cr. hrs. in MATH 217 (fall only)
MAT04833Multivariable Calculus4 cr. hrs. in MATH 267 (fall only)
MAT04834Differential Equations3 cr. hrs. in MATH 374 (spring only)
CMP04202Visual Programming4 cr. hrs. in CS 120 (spring only)
CMP04501/4502AP Computer Sci. A 1, 24 cr. hrs. in CS 121 (enroll spring only)
BUS0110Personal Finance3 cr. hrs. in FIN 110
Science
SCI03201/03202General Chemistry 1, 23 cr. hrs. in CHEM 100 (enroll in spring only)
SCI04204/04205AP Chemistry4 cr. hrs. per semester in CHEM 111 and 112*
SCI04301/04302AP Biology4 cr. hrs. per semester in BIO 111 and 112*
SCI04304Microbiology5 cr. hrs. in BIO 113 (fall only)
SCI04328AP Environmental Science3 cr. hrs. in NREM 101 (enroll in spring only)
SCI03101/03102General Physics 1, 23 cr. hrs. in PHYC 100 (enroll in spring only)
SCI03111/03112AP Physics I4 cr. hrs. in PHYC 110 (enroll in spring only)
SCI03113/03114AP Physics II4 cr. hrs. in PHYC 112 (enroll in spring only)
SCI04102/04103AP Physics C5 cr. hrs. per semester in PHYC 120 and 122*
SCI04406The Solar System3 cr. hrs. in ASTR 100 (fall only)
SCI04407Galactic Astronomy3 cr. hrs. in ASTR 120 (spring only)
* Enrollment in the first course is a pre-requisite for enrollment in the second course.

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