Admission to the Sports Link and the Sports Production concentration is by competitive application and is not guaranteed.
The application process includes the submission of a resume, portfolio and demonstrated examples of experience. Students will be selected by SP instructors, with approval by the TCOM department chair.
In order to provide a personal and quality educational experience, the department must limit undergraduate admission through competitive application.
Students must complete the pre- Telecommunications core of TCOM 101, 204, 206, 207, and 284 with a grade of C (2.0) or better and maintain an overall grade-point average of C (2.0) or above in all courses required by the department (pre-TCOM and option, including option classes outside the department).
Admission to the sequence is an entirely separate process from admission to the University. Ball State University does not guarantee admission to Sports Production.
To effectively evaluate the talents and abilities of students interested Sports Production and Ball State Sports Link, students are recruited and accepted by the program’s staff. To be considered for these programs, you must first be admitted to Ball State, so apply early to the university if you’re interested in Sports Production and Ball State Sports Link.
A committee of Telecommunications faculty members will review all applications based on students’ academic records, commitment to sports media and production as a profession and potential for growth.
Sports Link and Sports Production is a four-year academic track and admittance to the program is given to those who choose SP as their academic concentration in TCOM. New applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but the program is designed to start in Fall semester. Priority is given to incoming freshman. March 1 is the priority application deadline. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. The student must first be admitted to Ball State University.
For the 2021-22 academic year, March 1 is the priority application deadline. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION.
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