Summer at Butler

Summer 2015 Registration


Current Butler students should register for summer classes in the same way they register for fall or spring classes using

Graduate students must apply for Graduate Admission to be admitted. Although graduate students may take an unlimited number of courses as a non-degree student, a maximum of 12 credits taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward the student's selected master's degree program. 

Undergraduate students who do not wish to pursue a degree but would like to enroll in undergraduate classes at Butler may do so through the Summer Guest Program. There is no fee to apply, and no transcripts from your home school are required. We accept registration requests up to the day before the class starts. A maximum of 18 credit hours may be taken. Follow these steps to enroll: 

  1. Choose your classes. Check Course Search (summer schedule available by mid-December) for summer schedule details: updates, descriptions, days and times, dates, and available seats.
  2. Complete the Summer Guest Student Registration Form(PDF). Mail or fax the complete document to the address on the form. Please be sure to sign and return both pages. We will begin processing summer guest student registration forms two weeks after summer registration opens. 
  3. We will send you an email confirmation of your class registration after your enrollment.
  4. The Office of Student Accounts offers electronic billing statements (E-Bills).

Academic Calendar

The summer calendar is arranged in two, seven-week sessions. Within each seven-week session, there can be short session courses from one to six weeks in length. A course is placed in Summer I if it starts on or before June 26. A course is placed in Summer II if it starts after June 26.

  • Finals will be set by the instructor and may be within the published class time, or on the Saturday following the end of the class.
  • Academic calendar drop/add/withdraw dates are calculated by determining the number of weeks a course meets. The calendar is the same for each summer session.
  • Registration for courses is open until the close of the drop/add period for each course.
Course Length Drop/add Last date to withdraw
One week 1st Class Meeting 3rd day of session
Two weeks 1st Class Meeting 6th day of session
Three weeks 1st Class Meeting 10th day of session
Four weeks 2nd Class Meeting 14th day of session
Five weeks 2nd Class Meeting 17th day of session
Six weeks 2nd Class Meeting 20th day of session
Seven weeks 5th Class Meeting 23rd day of session

Additional Information

  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities - It is the policy and practice of Butler University to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; documentation is required. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability (psychiatric, attentional, learning, vision, hearing, physical, medical, etc.) are invited to contact Student Disability Services for a confidential discussion in Jordan Hall, room 136 or by phone at 800-368-6852, ext. 9308. Accommodation requests are individually considered on a case by case basis; please allow at least one week's advance notice. Otherwise, it cannot be guaranteed that the accommodation can be received on a timely basis.
  • Parking - All full- and part-time students must register vehicles with the Butler University Police Department. Visit Parking Services for additional information and the registration form. Parking maps are available at BUPD, 525 W. Hampton Drive.
  • Student Identification - Students may obtain student identification cards from the BUPD Vehicle Registration Office, 525 W. Hampton Drive.