Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement
University Honors Program

How To Apply

Entering Freshmen

Students who have been accepted to Butler University with an application date prior to November 1 with a combined SAT score of 1320 or higher OR an ACT composite score of 30 or higher OR who are in the top 5% of their high school graduating class will be invited to apply to the Honors Program. Students will be asked to submit a personal statement essay to be considered for program admission. Students should submit a Butler Honors application by January 31 to ensure consideration for the Honors Program.

Current Students

Invitations are extended to Butler freshmen who complete at least 16 graded credit hours in their first semester with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Students who wish to join the program must obtain a faculty endorsement (recommendation form) (PDF).

Students may also petition for admission to the program. With the support of a faculty member (recommendation form) (PDF) and a GPA of 3.60 or higher, a student who has a true desire to be in the program may apply by writing a letter describing educational background, goals and how participation in the Honors Program will contribute to their education at Butler University.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may petition to join the program if they have earned a GPA of 3.60 or higher at their previous institution with at least 16 graded credit hours. A student must complete at least 60 hours at Butler in order to receive any Butler honors at commencement.