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Important Dates

Applying for Fall 2015

Butler offers two non-binding admission programs for fall admission. To be considered for certain programs and scholarships, you should follow the established timelines noted in detail below. 

Admission Program Applications Postmarked By
Early Action November 1
Regular Decision February 1

Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. For more information, contact your admission counselor directly or the Office of Admission at (888) 940-8100 or admission@butler.edu

Apply online at www.butler.edu/apply. We accept both the Butler Application and the Common Application.

Early Action

If Butler is one of your top choices for college, you should apply for Early Action.

November 1 (or earlier): Postmark deadline for application and all required materials

Admission decisions mailed by mid-December

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 1.

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.

Regular Decision

If you decide after November 1 to apply to Butler, here are the dates you'll need to know:

February 1: Postmark deadline for application and all required materials

Admission decisions mailed starting mid-February

March 1 (or earlier):  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.

Rolling Admission

Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Spring Admission

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