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What Can I Do If I’m Not Admitted?

Transfer to ButlerUnfortunately, not everyone receives the admission decision they were hoping for when they started this process. If Butler is the school you want to attend, this initial admission decision isn’t the your last opportunity to apply. If you were not offered admission as a freshman and would like to transfer to Butler after attending another college or university, we recommend that you spend at least one year with that institution before submitting a new application for admission. By the numbers, some programs at Butler have a slightly lower freshman acceptance rate because of the limited number of spots available for incoming students, specifically pre-pharmacy and pre-physician assistant.

  • For pre-pharmacy, it is still recommended that transfer applicants complete at least one year of coursework at another institution before applying again to the program. Students can apply to the pre-pharmacy phase of the program as a transfer student if their college GPA is 3.0 or higher. Additionally, if a student has successfully completed all required pre-requisite courses and also has taken the PCAT, he/she can then apply directly to the 4-year professional phase of the pharmacy program.
  • To apply for the 3-year professional phase of the physician assistant program, a student must have completed or will complete a Bachelor’s degree prior to the fall semester he/she intends to enroll. This Bachelor’s degree must include the successful completion all of the required physician assistant pre-requisite courses.

For additional information regarding the transfer admission process, please contact:

Emily Robison
Transfer Admission Counselor
E-mail: erobison@butler.edu

Apply Before It’s Too Late

If you think Butler University might be the right place for you, consider applying early. Our early action deadline on November 1 allows you to apply early and get your admission decision mailed on December 15. Early action plans are similar to early decision plans, but are not binding. If you’ve been accepted, you can choose to commit immediately, or wait until the spring. (Please note: Our Early Action program applies only to freshman applicants applying for the fall term. Students applying to the School of Art & Design and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are exempt from the Early Action decision date, as admissions decisions are released after portfolio review or auditions are complete.)

We will begin reviewing completed applications in late September and we will begin releasing decisions in December. All applications are reviewed using the same guidelines – we will not be awarding priority in the review of an application simply because it was submitted for Early Action. While there is no advantage in the review process for completing an application before November 1st, we continue to urge students to submit application materials early for the benefit of receiving a decision quickly.
A completed application consists of:

  • Your personal statement/essay
  • A résumé of your accomplishments and activities
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores with a writing score (Butler University codes: SAT: 1073; ACT: 1180)
  • Your official high school transcript
  • A Secondary School Report completed by your guidance counselor