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Are You Ready for (Early) New Student Registration?

Early New Student Registration is just around the corner. Are you starting to prepare? If you’ve selected the date in which you want to attend a registration, great! If not, here is a complete list of dates:

Early New Student Registration (Early Action Admits)
Friday, March 23
Friday, March 30
Friday, April 6
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28

New Student Registration (Regular Decision Admits)
Friday, May 18
Friday, June 1
Friday, June 8
Friday, June 15

There are a few important items you will want to be sure to take care of before arriving on campus for New Student Registration. First, you will want to take your placement exams. Before you begin taking those exams, please visit our Placement Exam FAQ’s page. Next, you’ll want to actually take the placement exams. All of the placement exam info can be found on our New Student Registration website. This specific page will give you information on what placement exams you need to take, when you need to take them by and how to actually take each test.

After completing your placement exams, you’ll want to start preparing for your academic advising session. What is an academic advising appointment? It’s an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member in the major you have declared. During the academic advising appointment, you will discuss your placement exam results, classes important to your major, the Core Curriculum, and potential electives. Together, you will craft a first semester class schedule that balances requirements with general courses of interest. Before you arrive on campus read through the Preparing for Advising and Advising FAQ’s page.

Of course, if you have any questions before you come to New Student Registration, please don’t hesitate to contact your admission counselor. We look forward to seeing you at Butler University in the fall!

Deposit Deadline Approaching

What is the enrollment deposit?

Freshman students are required to pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $300 with their admission acceptance. The enrollment deposit is required in order to reserve a space in the Class of 2016.  All admission deposits must be received or postmarked by May 1.

Submitting an Enrollment Deposit after May 1

An Enrollment Deposit postmarked after May 1 will be considered late. The University reserves the right to return your Enrollment Deposit based on space availability in the freshman class. If your deposit is received after May 1, you need to call your admission counselor to let them know.

How do I accept admission and pay the enrollment deposit?

Online:

1. Go to www.butler.edu/deposit.
2. Fill in the form and verify your information.
3. Then…pay the enrollment deposit via MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or electronic check. For timely processing, we strongly suggest you submit your admission acceptance and enrollment deposit online via my.butler.edu You will receive immediate confirmation that your acceptance and deposit have been accepted.

By Mail:

Complete the Enrollment Form and attach a check, credit card information or money order for $300 payable to Butler University. If you mail in the form, please allow at least 2 weeks from the date you mailed your Enrollment Form and enrollment deposit for our system to be updated.

By submitting your deposit by February 1 makes you eligible to:

  • Be among the first to register for classes and get your ideal class schedule
  • Submit housing and roommate preferences
  • Join a Freshman Living-Learning Center

 

Plan a Visit to Indy

As many of you know, Indianapolis was awarded Super Bowl XLVI, which will be played on February 5. This will be the first Super Bowl held in Indianapolis, and the first one held in a cold-weather city since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL. The game will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium, which seats just over 75,000 people. The Super Bowl Village will transform the heart of downtown Indianapolis into a ten-day interactive festival. From the NFL Experience at the Indiana Convention Center to awe-inspiring performances on Monument Circle, Indy promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Visitors from across the world will experience the exhilaration of the Super Bowl while being introduced to downtown Indianapolis world-class restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions.

If you are planning to visit that weekend, or any other weekend, there is always something to do in Indianapolis. Check out a few of the Indy happenings going on now:

The Children's Museum

Studying for Finals (Tips from Admission)

Final exams can be filled with pressure, especially while you are waiting to hear about your college admission decision. We are bringing you our Top 15 List on how to prepare for the dreaded end-of-semester finals.

1. Alternate study spots. Change your location to avoid daydreaming or dozing off.
2. Study in chunks so you can retain more information. It smart to take a 15 minute break every once in a while to refuel and recharge.
3. Prevent test anxiety. This can be done by listening to calming music, taking deep breathes or picturing yourself acing the test.
4. Manager your time. Schedule your day out in advance and stick to the plan.
5. Don’t pull an all-nighter. People say this helps them study, but it is actually not good for the body or the memory.
6. Calculate your grades in each class to determine what score you’ll need to get the grade your hoping for in that class. However, don’t stress yourself out over your desired grade.
7. If the exam is open book, still study.
8. Eat a nutritious meal and drink water before taking the exam. It will keep you alert and focused throughout the testf.
9. Don’t drink too much caffeine.
10. Meet with teachers if you have any material you need help reviewing.
11. Exercise to help keep your energy up. This can help you power through the exam.
12. Create an environment conducive to studying. Ditch the loud music, TV playing in the background and, if at all possible, constant social media breaks.
13. Make it interesting by using memory aids or mnemonic devices.
14. Study during the day when you are most alert. If you study better in the evenings, then plan to study during that time.
15. Test yourself or have someone else test you to find out which areas you need more work in.

Good luck on your upcoming finals!

 

 

Weighing the Options – Part 2

Earlier in the week, we shared part 1 of our blog with you. It was a list of the ‘factors’ that are most important to you with each school you are considering applying to or visiting in the near future. As the months pass and you etch closer and closer to graduation, this list can help you make that final decision once and for all. Below you will find a continuation of our list of common college or university attributes that are good things to consider when looking at different schools.

Campus Life

Academics are most important, but the college experience is more than that. What do you like to do for fun? At Butler, we offer:

Over 140 clubs and organizations

Campus and Community Service Opportunities

Concerts, Productions and Speaker Series at Clowes Hall

19 NCAA Division 1 sports

Club and Intermural sports

14 Greek Organizations

110 Study Abroad programs

Campus Housing

Make sure that when you visit a campus, you get to see where you will be living your first year. All Butler, all freshmen live in one of two main residence halls. Sophomores, juniors and seniors have additional options including Campus Apartments, a suite style residence hall and Greek Housing. Seniors also have the added option of living off-campus.

School Spirit

School spirit is more than just supporting your athletic programs or wearing apparel with your school’s name or logo. It’s the pride you have in your institution and your enthusiasm to support your school, friends and community. At Butler, our students have Bulldog Spirit.

Career and Graduate School Preparation

Skipping ahead 4 years…It’s your college graduation day. What’s your next step? It is it a job? Pursuing a graduate degree? You don’t need to know the answers to these questions right now, but it is important to know what a school offers to help you plan for life after college. In addition to the individual academic advising you will receive from you’re a faculty member at Butler, you also have the opportunity to work with the Internship and Career Services office. Whether you are trying to gain experience by completing internships or starting to apply for jobs during your senior year, this office will be a great resource in helping prepare you for your future.

 

 

Weighing the Options – Part 1

So…Where are you going to college next year?

This is a question you will soon here from teachers, friends and family over the next year (If you haven’t already). The question you might be thinking to your self is ‘How do I pick the perfect school for me, with so many choices out there?’ A good starting point might be to make a list of the ‘factors’ that are most important to you with each school you are considering applying to or visiting in the near future. Below you will find a list of common college or university attributes that are good things to consider when looking at different schools.

School Size

Butler is considered to be a small to medium sized private institution with just over 4000 undergraduate students. The academic experience at Butler provides students with small class sizes and personal attention from faculty members. On the other side of things, the fact that Butler has over 140 student organizations, 19 NCAA Division 1 Sports and is located in Indianapolis gives the campus lends to Butler feeling like a much larger place than 4000 students.

Location

Butler is located in Indianapolis, which was “#1 Best City for College Graduates” by Career Builder. The campus is conveniently located just 5 miles north of the Downtown Indianapolis area and 2 miles west of Broad Ripple Village. The city is full of concert venues, malls, professional sports teams, museums and amazing restaurants.

Campus setting

Butler’s campus is located in a residential area, 5 miles north of the middle of the city. This gives our students all the benefits of being in a major city, without being right in the middle of downtown. To see how the campus map and location, check out this link: http://www.butler.edu/campus-map/

Major Area of Study

For some of you, this might be the top deciding factor about where you are choosing to attend college. At Butler, you can start taking classes in your Butler major from day one, or, you can start in our Exploratory Studies program to learn more about your options before committing to a program.

Average Class Size/Student to Teacher Ratio

Do you prefer a large class room setting, based typically in a lecture hall, or class size that is smaller, where discussion and participation are expected? At Butler, it is the latter with an average class size of 20 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11-1 and no teaching assistants. Additionally, every student has an academic advisor who is a faculty member from their major area of study.

Keep an eye out for our next blog, which will cover the rest of this list and hopefully aid in helping  you when making your final decision.

Meet the Bloggers

They’re back…four of our bloggers from last year have returned along with two fresh new faces. Our bloggers hail from Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. Several times a week, our six student bloggers will be sharing their experiences so that you can get a taste of what life at Butler University is really like. They each bring a unique perspective to help provide better insight into Butler University’s academic programs, student organization, residential life experiences and more!

In addition to these six student bloggers, Butler Blue 2 will be blogging about his adventures as the official mascot of Butler University. Born 3/27/2004, this 60 lb. English Bulldog is enjoying his 8th year as mascot of the Indy-based, 4,000 student, liberal arts institution. Assistant Director of Admission, Megan O’Rourke, will also be posting her thoughts and insights on the blog. Megan received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations and Advertising in 2006. She loved attending school at Butler so much that she decided to accept an admission counselor position and has been here ever since. Finally, we will be bringing you weekly updates, information and tips on our Admission blog. The Admission blog will feature important dates, helpful financial aid information and so much more.

Our bloggers provide first-hand accounts of their time at Butler and share their experiences, challenges and academic adventures through their words, photos and videos. Take a look and see for yourself…

Join Us for Open House & See What All the Excitement Is About!

Every fall, Butler University opens its doors to high school students and their families for a visit we call “Open House”. Our Open House provides a wonderful opportunity to tour our campus, speak with faculty and learn more about what Butler University has to offer.

Saturday, September 17: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, October 10: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*If you are interested in studying business, please register for Butler Business Days.
Friday, October 28: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
*If you are interested in studying business, please register for Butler Business Days.

The University Open House is a great way to learn information about the wide variety of resources afforded to students at Butler. Admission representatives will be at the event to answer both general and specific questions about academic programs, admissions requirements, student support services, campus organizations and more.

Several academic departments will conduct information sessions for students and families as well. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will also hold information sessions geared towards the application and financial aid process.

Student-led tours of campus will be conducted throughout the day. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes in order to maximize your tour experience. A sample residence hall room will be available for prospective families.

Click here to register for Open House.

 

Open House

Welcome Week: Study Abroad Style

By Kaitlin Canady
Butler University
International Management/Marketing
Class of 2012

 

 

As I begin thinking about Welcome Week commencing on the Butler University campus, I can’t help but think back to the unique Welcome Week experience I encountered while abroad in Germany at Zeppelin University. Welcome Week at any university is the most exciting and exhilarating time. Its a clean slate full of new faces, new opportunities, and tons of potential. But let me just say that I was not quite prepared for the Welcome Week that I was about to experience once I got settled into a week of living in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Welcome Week in Germany

After a few minor activities, students were arranged and split into groups of boys and girls, and all of us were placed into a large empty room in a huge circle. We all soon began to realize that this activity is what we in America like to call “speed dating.” The boys rotated around the circle in order to talk to and get to know each one of us a little better. We had three minutes with each person to talk about the topic that was given to us before each round. Hobbies, family, travel, our future goals…anything was up for discussion! At first everyone was a little worried and nervous, but what felt like a speed dating session was actually a very effective way to put names with the faces you had seen all week during other activities. Next up after being introduced to everyone, we were split into teams of ten and given a series of challenges to complete. Among them were creating a cheer about the University and performing it for everyone, watching a slide show of professors pictures and then putting names with these new faces, and last but not least: running into the freezing cold Bodensee Lake smack dab in the middle of January. Each team got more points depending on how far they ventured into the bitterly cold water. Me, being the wimp that I am, didn’t contribute too much to the team score since I only stuck my feet in.

International Welcome Week

Looking back, even though Butler and Zeppelin varied drastically in the types of activities they required students to participate in during Welcome Week, the goal of both universities was ultimately the same. The first few weeks at a new place with new people can be exciting but also scary at the same time. Bonding activities can really help you form close relationships with the people that may soon become your new found best friends. Even though it might make you uncomfortable or feel unsure of yourself, always open yourself up to new experiences because you never know just where they may take you! Thanks for reading!

Bodensee Lake Challenge

Join the Conversation

Are you interested in Butler University? Will you be applying in the future? Wherever you may be in your search process, we want to connect with you! We have a variety of social media sites to keep you updated on the latest happenings at Butler University.

Facebook
Our Facebook fan page is for prospective students to learn about life at Butler and the admissions process. The site is updated frequently with photos, links to our newest blogs, videos of life on campus and important admissions events and deadlines.

Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @gobutleru. Our Twitter page serves as a resource for prospective students and parents to receive admission and financial aid tips. We also tweet about what is going on at Butler University so you can get a real look at life on campus.

YouTube
Our YouTube page features a wide variety of videos topics including tips for new students, advice from admission counselors, highlights from events on campus and so much more.

Blogs
Our students have a plethora interesting stories to tell so we gave them a platform to do just that. Follow our bloggers through their experiences at Butler University. Through it all, you’ll notice the common themes of hard work, creativity, enthusiasm and perseverance that characterize our students and define our community.

Flickr
They say actions speak louder than words so we have brought your our Flickr page to do just that. Flickr is for those who want to see all that Butler University has to offer through the scope of the camera lens.