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How to Apply

Butler University offers two non-binding admission options that allow consideration for certain programs and scholarships by following an established timeline. For guidelines and benefits of each program, see Important Dates.

Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships ~ Show Information

To start a freshman application, you must not have attended any other college or university (with the exception of those students who are taking college-level courses while currently enrolled in high school).

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application. We suggest printing this page for future reference. 

You are responsible for presenting your accomplishments. You are your own best advocate, so please be specific and complete. Your application and related materials will be read by members of our Admission Committee. 

Items labeled with an * are required fields and must be completed to move on to the next section of the application. Your information will be saved so that you can log in and out of the application until you are ready to submit it. When you are satisfied that your application for admission is complete and accurate, select "Review" on the menu, then click 'Submit Application' at the bottom of the page. Applications will not be reviewed until they have been submitted. Only the primary major you select on your application will be considered when making an admission decision.

In addition to completing this application, please submit

  • Writing Sample or graded essay (must be submitted electronically with this application)
  • Résumé outlining activities and honors (submit electronically with this application or mail separately)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores (Butler requires the writing component of the ACT)
  • Official high school transcript showing coursework completed through the junior year
  • A Secondary School Report completed by your guidance office (can be printed from the Supplemental page of this application)

Butler offers two non-binding admission programs. To qualify, your application and supporting materials must be postmarked on or before the listed date. Please note, admission and scholarship preference will be given to applicants who apply early. Butler also accepts the Common Application. We give equal consideration to online, paper, and Common applications.

Admission Program Deadline Decision Mailed
Early Action November 8 December 15
Regular Decision February 1 Starting February 15

 

 

 

Butler adheres to the National Candidates Reply Date of May 1. To guarantee your place in the freshman class, your $300 enrollment deposit form must be submitted electronically by this date. 

Application for Transfer Admission and Scholarships ~ Show Information

To start a transfer application, you need to have completed 12 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university post high school or seeking a second bachelor's degree. 

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application. We suggest printing this page for future reference. 

You are responsible for presenting your accomplishments. You are your own best advocate, so please be specific and complete. Your application and related materials will be read by members of our Admission Committee. 

Your information will be saved so that you can log in and out of the application until you are ready to submit it. Applications will not be reviewed until they have been submitted. 

In addition to completing this application, please submit:

  • Essay (submitted as part of the application)
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended, mailed directly from the issuing institution (applicants must be in good standing with their previous colleges/universities)
  • Final Official high school transcript with posted date of graduation(not required for students with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university)
  • Official ACT and/or SAT scores with Writing (not required for students who graduated from high school more than four years prior)
  • Additional requirements set by specific programs (see below)

College of Pharmacy and Health Science applicants: 
Students applying for the pre-professional phase (first two years) of the Pharmacy (PharmD) program should complete this application. Transfer students applying to the professional phase (third year) of the PharmD program need to apply directly to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) at  www.pharmcas.org. Students are required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Transfer students applying to the professional phase of the Physician Assistant program need to apply directly to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at  www.caspaonline.org.  Students applying through CASPA are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Application for Graduate Admission (Degree and Non-degree) ~ Show Information

To start a graduate application, you need to have previously completed a bachelor's degree and be seeking an advanced degree. Items labeled in red are required fields and must be completed to move on to the next section of the application. Your information will be saved so that you can log in and out of the application until you are ready to submit it. When you are satisfied that your application for admission is complete and accurate, select 'Submit Application' on the menu at the left. Once you submit your application you cannot make changes to it online.

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application. 

You are responsible for presenting your accomplishments. You are your own best advocate, so please be specific and complete. Applications will not be processed until all documentation is received. The university will not accept photo or faxed copies of any official documents required as part of the application process. To be considered for Graduate admission, please submit the following items for evaluation:

  • Official transcript from each college or university attended, mailed directly from the issuing institution. Butler also accepts electronic transcripts. Please send to ddubord@butler.edu. The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the bachelors' degree was conferred.
  • Personal statement (see program website for specific topic)
  • Official test scores (if required by program)
  • Additional requirements set by the particular program

For more information on the requirements for a specific graduate program:

Program Phone Website
MBA (317) 940-9221 www.butler.edu/mba
MPA (317) 940-9221 www.butler.edu/master-accounting
MFA Creative Writing (317) 940-9803 www.butler.edu/mfa-creative-writing
Educational Administration (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/educational-administration
Effective Teaching and Leadership (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/teaching-leadership
English (317) 940-9865 www.butler.edu/english
History (317) 940-9230 www.butler.edu/history
Music (317) 940-9656 www.butler.edu/music
Pharmaceutical Sciences (317) 940-9451 www.butler.edu/cophs
School Counseling (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/school-counseling


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for Graduate Admission - Non-degree

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application.

To be considered for Non-Degree Graduate admission, please submit the following items for evaluation:

  • Official transcript from each college or university attended, mailed directly from the issuing institution. The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the bachelor's degree was conferred. International students must hold a degree from an institution recognized by the government or educational ministry within the country.
    • If you are applying as a non-degree graduate, the sections labeled Personal, Application, Academic Background (If you are a Butler graduate, you do not have to request a copy of your transcript) are the only sections you will need to fill out.
  • Additional requirements are needed for License Mental Health Counselor Certificate (LMHC) and Alternative Special Education Program including:
    • LMHC-Two letters of recommendation (non Butler graduates), graduate transcripts, a resume, and a personal statement addressing how you will continue to infuse the College of Education's Core Values
    • Alternative Special Education Program-Two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and all official college transcripts
    • Graduate Initial Licensure Program (GILP)-Two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and all official college transcripts

Click here to view our printed forms.

International Students: View additional requirements on the International Students page.

Veterans: View additional information and resources on the Veterans Students page.

START OR CONTINUE YOUR APPLICATION

 

 


Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) Applicants
 

Students wishing to major in the arts must complete a secondary Art + Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music, or Theatre application in addition to the Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships. An audition and/or interview is required of all majors in the Jordan College of the Arts. Both applications must be submitted before an audition can be scheduled.

Once you have submitted your Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, you will be asked to complete an application for your selected JCA major and then select an audition or interview date. *Note: Registration for 2013-2014 audition/interview dates will be made available shortly.

Questions?

Butler's admission counselors are happy to answer your questions. Please contact us:

  • Email admission@butler.edu
  • Call the Office of Admission at (317) 940-8100 or toll-free at (888) 940-8100