Registration and Records

Registration Overview

About four weeks before registration begins for a new semester, continuing students should check their registration appointment time posted on My.Butler.edu. For help getting started, please visit: MyButler Student Help.

Registration Steps

  • Plan - You have access at any time to look at your current transcript and advising audit through My.Butler.edu. For details on signing into the Student Center, please visit: MyButler Portal Introduction. Review your core requirements and the course requirements for your major.
  • Prepare - Check to see if you have any holds by logging into My.Butler.edu and going to the Student Center. Holds are shown in the upper right of the page. You can take care of many holds right in My.Butler.edu.
  • Get Advice - Set up an appointment with your advisor and discuss your schedule for the next semester. Your advisor will clear your Advising Hold.
  • Try Options - As you plan the classes you would like to take, you can use the Shopping Cart function in My.Butler.edu to build a possible schedule and check for prerequisites, conflicts, and open classes. For more information, please visit:  Shopping Cart Instructions. Your shopping cart does not actually reserve a seat for you in the class.
  • Register - You will be able to register for classes using My.Butler.edu when your registration appointment opens. For more information on using MyButler to complete registration, please visit: MyButler Student Help. To register from the Shopping cart, select each course you want and click "Enroll". Or skip the Shopping Cart by using the "Add a class" option from your Student Center.

Questions?

Registration appointments are set according to the number of credit hours you have completed, and begin after advising for the semester is complete. We recognize that this may be a new process for you; help will be available to you. Check the Student Help instructions available from the My.Butler home page. For questions about your classes, call Registration and Records at 940-9203 during business hours. For technical problems such as passwords and browser requirements, call the Help Desk at 4357; hours of the help desk will be posted on My.Butler.edu.

Academic Load

For most degree programs, a student can complete requirements on schedule by carrying an average of 16 hours a semester. This, however, is an average, and students are usually encouraged to adjust their academic loads according to their individual aptitudes, academic situations and extra-curricular commitments.

The maximum academic load is 18 credit hours for liberal arts and sciences, business, and communication students; and 20 credit hours for pharmacy and health sciences, education and fine arts students in a regular semester and six hours in each of the summer sessions. These limits can be exceeded only with the special written permission of the student's academic dean. Hours in excess of 20 in a regular semester will be approved only under the most unusual circumstances; they also will carry an additional tuition charge at the credit-hour rate published on the Student Accounts website (http://www.butler.edu/tuition/).

Graduate students must carry at least six hours in a regular semester to be considered full-time.

Grade Policies

The final grade in any course represents the instructor's best judgment of the degree to which the student has achieved the objectives of the course. Each instructor establishes standards appropriate to the individual course and is expected to explain those standards early in the semester. Any student unsure of the grading standards has the right and obligation to ask the instructor to explain them. Click here to read more Grade Policies.

Applied Music Classes

All registrations in Applied Music must have the approval of the dean of the Jordan College of Fine Arts. If your schedule includes an arranged course, you may secure a Permission Number from the department head or dean. You will use this Permission Number to register for Applied Music Courses.

New student procedures for early registration

Freshmen will be assigned an advising/registration appointment by the Learning Resource Center. Transfer students will be assigned an advising/registration time by their college of enrollment. Graduate students may register during any published registration period; they will receive a final schedule with their billing statement. Non-degree students may register following the last group of freshmen.

Summer Guest Registration

People who are not Butler students but wish to take summer undergraduate classes may register as a Guest. For more information, please visit: Summer Guest Registration.

Insufficient enrollment

Whenever the enrollment in a course is deemed insufficient, the university reserves the right to withdraw that course. When small classes are continued, full payment of fees is required at the time of registration. In such cases no refund will be permitted.

Returning Students

If you are a former Butler student in good standing and wish to return to the same program you were in before, you do not have to apply for admission again. For more information, please visit: Returning Students.

Consortium registration

Butler University is a member of a consortium of area colleges and universities. The purpose of the consortium is to offer a wider range of courses to students. For more information, please visit: Consortium Registration.

Audit for Enrichment

The Audit for Enrichment program is designed for adults who have achieved at least a high school diploma to participate in some courses. University credit is not earned. For more information, please visit: Audit for Enrichment.

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Jordan Hall 133, 145
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Phone: (317) 940-9203
(800) 368-6852 ext. 9203
Fax: (317) 940-6539
registrar@butler.edu