Applying for Fall 2014
Butler offers two non-binding admission programs for fall admission. To be considered for certain programs and scholarships, you must follow the established timelines and important dates, which are noted in detail below.
|Admission Program||Applications Postmarked By|
|Early Action||November 8th (Deadline Extended)|
|Regular Decision||February 1st|
Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a
space-available basis. For more information, contact your admission
counselor at (888) 940-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Apply online at www.butler.edu/apply. We accept both the Butler application and the Common Application.
If Butler is one of your top choices for college, congratulations! You should apply for Early Action. Then after you're admitted, you can relax while your friends continue to complete college applications.
Please note: Butler University has extended its Early Action application deadline from Friday, November 1st, to Friday, November 8th. While we are receiving and processing both the Common Application and Butler University applications, the challenges of submitting the Common Application and the additional student documents support this extension. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions. We are happy to assist in any way we can.
November 8 (Deadline Extended) Postmark deadline for application and all required materials
Admission decisions mailed by December 20
January 31 (or earlier) Submit your Enrollment Form and refundable $300 admission/housing deposit
March - April Early Registration (you will be notified by the Office of Admission of your specific date for Early Registration beginning in March)
March 1 (or earlier) Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. Butler University FAFSA code: 001788
March 15 Notification of financial aid for prospective freshmen begins
Early Action Benefits
Other benefits (besides peace of mind) include:
Full Scholarship Consideration Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate a strong record of academic excellence in high school or display promise in the performing arts or athletics. Priority is given to students who apply by the Early Action deadline of November 8.
Early Registration Special registration days in March and April allow admitted students priority selection of courses and instructors. Classes fill on a first-come basis, so the earlier you apply and enroll, the more likely you are to get the classes you want at the times you want.
Freshman Living-Learning Centers These unique living-learning centers provide freshmen special program opportunities for academics and extracurricular activities. They are reserved for Early Action applicants and even then space is limited.
Honors Program Eligible candidates will receive an invitation to the Honors Program after being admitted to Butler.
Housing List your residence hall, floor and roommate preference on your housing contract, which you'll receive in the mail once your enrollment deposit has been received. Requests are filled on a first-come basis.
If you decide after November 8 (Deadline Extended) to apply to Butler, here are the dates you'll need to know:
February 1 (or before) Postmark deadline for application and all required materials
Admission decisions mailed starting February 15
March 1 Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration. Butler University FAFSA code: 001788
May 1 (or earlier) Submit your Enrollment Form and $300 admission/housing deposit
May and June New Student Registration (you will be notified by the Office of Admission of your specific date for registration beginning in May)
Regular Decision applicants are eligible for reduced Freshman Academic Scholarship consideration.
Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Butler accepts freshman and transfer students for second semester. Students interested in enrolling in January for the spring semester should apply for admission no later than December 14.
To Reserve Your Place in the Freshman Class
Your enrollment form and $300 admission/housing deposit must be postmarked by May 1 to guarantee your place in the freshman class. Butler University adheres to the National Candidate's Reply Date of May 1. All deposits paid prior to this date are refundable (requests to withdraw your application must be made in writing and postmarked by May 1).* Deposits paid after May 1 are non-refundable.
*Please note that refund policies may vary for transfer and graduate applicants. Please refer to your letter of admission for details.
Questions? Butler's Admission Counselors are happy to answer your questions. Please contact us:
- Email email@example.com
- Call the Office of Admission at (317) 940-8100 or toll-free at (888) 940-8100