High Impact Practices (HIPs)

Power into Math

As an incoming student, if you are LSAMP-eligible, you can enroll in this program for free.  Come to campus to take the math placement exam and then work through our math review modules with the assistance of a talented math instructor.  Pre-review and post-review tests will be given via Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), an online artificially intelligent assessment and learning system, ensuring that you get placed in the appropriate level mathematics course to successfully begin your STEM studies at Ball State.  You can earn one academic credit for completing this program.

EXCEL Summer Bridge Programs

The transition from high school to college or university is difficult for many students, and the EXCEL program, run by the BSU Multicultural Center, will orient you to the campus and minority community.  This three-day summer program features workshops to expose students to daily college life, study skills and social development.  This program can be piggy-backed with the POWER INTO MATH program, and, again, if you are LSAMP eligible, your program fee may be paid for by the IN LSAMP grant funds.