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Enrollment Checklist

Welcome to the Butler family! Here you'll find all the information you need to enroll as a first-year, transfer, or international student.  

Secure your spot
A refundable* $300 enrollment deposit and enrollment form must be submitted on or before May 1 to guarantee your place at Butler University.

1. Log on to your student status page and view your admission decision.

Status Update Bar

2. Click "Reply to Offer of Admission" under the "Forms" section. Complete the form and click "Submit."

3. From your status page, click "Submit Payment for $300.00." Complete the form and click "Submit."

4. Confirm your major on the main status page. If this has changed, contact the Office of Admission. 

*Enrollment deposits made prior to May 1 are completely refundable with a written request. After May 1, deposits are non-refundable. On the deposit payment page, you will notice static terms and conditions stating that all transactions are non-refundable. We will absolutely provide refunds with written request until May 1.

*It is necessary to submit your enrollment deposit before registering for classes.

Select a New Student Registration date ~ More information

From your student status page, click "New Student Registration Date Selection" under the "Forms" section. Complete the form and click "Submit."

*The Office of Admission will email you additional information with your date confirmation.

Save the date & visit campus ~ More information

Butler University's campus offers a wealth of sights to see and educational opportunities to explore. We invite you to visit Indianapolis, a city that blends cosmopolitan energy with comfortable Midwestern charm.

We offer a variety of events exclusively for admitted students. Browse here to see which events you may want to attend, and log onto your student status page to register to attend one or more of them. 

Consider your housing options ~ More information

Information on your housing options and contract will be sent from Residence Life separately once your enrollment deposit has been received. 

Men typically live in Ross Hall while women may select either Ross Hall (co-ed) or Schwitzer Hall (all female). Transfer and international students have additional options.

Preferences: Roommate matches are made based on personal preferences selected on the housing contract. These preferences include questions such as, "Are you an early riser or night owl?" and "Do you study to music or in complete silence?". Housing and roommate assignments will be mailed in July. 

Butler University's On-Campus Housing Requirement: All first-year students not living at home with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in one of the University residence halls through their junior year. Requests to live at home as a commuter student must be approved in advance by the Residence Life Office.

Register for classes ~ More information

You'll choose your New Student Registration day when you submit your enrollment form. Registering early allows you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss course options and schedule, meet classmates in a small group setting and get your college photo ID.

Parents are encouraged to attend registration to meet representatives from different campus offices and become more familiar with Butler University.

JCA majors: Auditions should be completed prior to scheduling a registration session for proper advising and placement.

Send in your final transcript ~ More information

Arrange to have all of your final academic transcripts sent to the Office of Admission at the end of the school year with your date of graduation posted. For Indiana high school students, we also need your diploma type listed. 

If you are taking AP exams, have your scores sent to Butler University. View the  Core Curriculum Exemptions with AP Equivalencies list for additional information.