All withdrawals must be made through the dean of the college in
which the student is enrolled. Nonattendance and/or nonpayment do
not constitute a withdrawal from Butler University.
Please review the Fall 2013 Institutional Refund
Schedule and the
Spring 2014 Institutional Refund Schedule
For information regarding the Summer Institutional Tuition
Refund Policy, please contact the Office of Student Accounts.
From the Student Handbook Change of Registration and
Any change in the schedule of a student such as adding a course,
dropping a course or switching from grade to pass/fail or from
credit to non-credit is initiated by the student conferring with
the academic adviser. Upon obtaining the adviser's approval, the
form must be turned in to the Office of Registration and Records.
The effective date of the withdrawal is the date it is received and
recorded by the Office of Registration and Records.
Except for dropping a course, changing to non-credit or changing
a course to or from pass/fail, no changes of registration are
permitted past the deadline published in the Schedule of Classes
(ordinarily the end of the first week of the semester).
For each term, the Registrar publishes a deadline for
withdrawing from a course with a grade of "W."
Prior to that date, a student may switch to non-credit or
withdraw from a course without any academic penalty.
Following that date, no changes are permitted in a student's
schedule. It is the student's responsibility to learn and observe
the published deadlines.
Changes of registration in applied music require approval by the
dean of the College of Fine Arts.
If for any reason it becomes necessary to withdraw completely
from Butler, a student should confer at once with the dean of the
appropriate college, who will initiate the complete withdrawal. The
withdrawal form must be countersigned in the Office of Student
Affairs and taken to the Office of Registration and Records before
the withdrawal is official. If the student receives financial aid,
it is imperative that they contact the Office of Financial Aid
The instructors will appreciate being informed personally of the
In the case of suspension, expulsion or other officially
directed involuntary withdrawal past the deadline for withdrawals;
instructors will report "W" or "F" reflecting the student standing
on the date of the directed withdrawal.
Upon a complete withdrawal within the first four weeks of a
semester, a partial refund of tuition will be made in accordance
Fall 2013 Institutional Refund Schedule and
Spring 2014 Institutional Refund Schedule.