It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and today is August 1st! If you are getting ready to start your senior year this fall, right now is a great time to start completing applications for the colleges and universities you are considering.
At Butler, you have two options to submit applications, Early Action (November 1st) and Regular Decision (February 1st). While applications are still considered for admission during the Regular Decision deadline, we would encourage students to apply by the November 1st Early Action deadline if they are interested in:
The Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships needs to be completed by November 1st, but we would encourage you to complete your application by early October to ensure that all documents have been submitted in time. If you submit your completed application by November 1st, we will mail your admission decision on December 15th.
The Admission Process can be confusing so we’ve included below a few brief descriptions of the common deadlines or admission terms you might see below:
-Early Action vs. Early Decision
Early Action: This type of deadline has a completion date in November or early December. Often times, this deadline brings with it the most opportunity for an academic or merit based scholarship. In some cases, it can offer you a better chance of admission for specific or more competitive admission programs. With an Early Action deadline, you do not have to attend a university simply because you are offered admission; rather, you have until May 1st to let the school know whether or not you will be attending.
Early Decision: If a student applies to an Early Decision school, and is offered admission, that is their commitment to that college or University and they must withdraw their application from all other schools they might be considering. Please note that Butler University does not offer early decision.
*Both of these deadlines typically have a set notification date that all admission decisions are mailed to students.
Regular Decision: If you are considering a school with a Regular Decision deadline, the completion date may vary depending on if the school has one of the above application plans. Some schools might have a fall regular decision deadline while other that have an Early Action deadline might not offer a Regular Decision deadline until after January 1st of your senior year.
Rolling Admission: Unlike Early Action or Early Decision, schools with a rolling admission policy will notify students of their admission decision on a continuous basis. There typically is not a deadline for applications.
Again, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and look forward to reading your application!