How to Apply
To apply to the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler, you'll
need to complete:
- A Butler application and all the general materials required for
it (including application form, transcripts, standardized test
scores, letters of recommendation, etc. See the admission web site for more
- A supplemental JCA departmental application for the department
in which you intend to enroll;
- An audition or personal interview.
You'll find specific information and forms for both applications
at Butler's admission website.
Your Butler academic application may be submitted on paper or
online; your JCA application must be submitted on paper using the
for your desired major. This major must match the one declared
on the academic application. Both applications should be submitted
by February 15 for the best consideration for admission. After
February 15, the academic wait list will be incurred.
*Apply and audition early for best talent award opportunity.
- Friday, December 3
- Friday, January 21
- Friday, February 4
- Friday, February 18
Steps of the Admission Process
- Submit your Butler academic application to the Office of
Admission. This application is for admission to the university as a
whole, and all students-regardless of their choice of major-must
complete it. Be sure to include all the additional documentation
requested in the application process.
Tip: It is always a good idea to make a copy of
your application materials for your records. Our online application
form lets you print your application data at any time, and it's
- Complete the Jordan College of the Arts departmental
application appropriate for your major. This major must match the
major declared on your academic application. Be sure to include any
additional documentation requested by the department you're
applying to. (See the application form and our
tips for music, dance, theatre or media arts for more
Part of the application asks you to specify your preferred dates
for auditioning or interviewing. You should request a date as early
as you are ready for maximum talent award consideration.
Note: You may submit the JCA application before
the Butler academic application, but your audition or interview can
only be granted after your academic application is received
(However, you do not have to be academically admitted at this
time). Likewise, if any accompanying part of your departmental
application is missing, your audition or interview won't be
scheduled until your JCA application is complete.
Send your completed applications separately to the appropriate
offices. Your academic application and your JCA application go to
two different offices. Submitting them together to the same office
will delay your application materials and could result in an
incomplete application file.
Note: If you apply late in the audition season,
you may not get your preferred audition date, or any date.
Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and
space is limited, so apply as early as possible. You'll receive a
confirmation letter from the JCA admission office once all your
application materials have been received. Your confirmation letter
lists the date of your audition and other information to prepare
you for your campus visit.
Tip: If you have submitted a JCA application
but do not receive a confirmation letter within three weeks,
contact the JCA Admission Office at (800) 368-6852 ext. 9656 or
- On the day of your audition or interview, you'll receive the
audition and interview schedule, tour the JCA facilities and
campus, meet JCA administration, the department chair, some faculty
and students, and have a financial aid session.