Graduate New Student Checklist
Select graduate and professional programs have individual new student checklists. If you’ve been admitted to one of the programs listed below, please follow that program’s specific checklist.
MBA New Student Checklist
MSRI New Student Checklist
DMS New Student Checklist
After receiving your admission decision, these should be your next steps in the enrollment process.
Please accept your offer of admission on your student status page.
- Log on to your student status page and navigate to Status Update. Select View Update.
- Select Reply to Offer of Admission under the Forms section. Complete and submit the form.
You will use your Butler Network Account throughout your time as a student. As an incoming student, this account will grant you access to your My.Butler student portal, Canvas, financial aid information, your online bill status, and more.
You will receive your Butler username and email address about one week after you’re admitted. Instructions for establishing a password for the first time are available here. You must establish your password before you will be able to access Butler sites.
Don’t want to check multiple email accounts? You can forward your Butler email to your primary email account.
Information about preparing your technology for campus, the Butler App, smartphone email set up instructions, and more is available at Information Technology’s Quick Start for Admitted Students resource.
Butler University policy requires all students to complete the Acceptance of Financial Responsibility (AFR) process each semester after accepting the offer of admission, and if applicable, submitting the enrollment deposit. The AFR statement outlines the student’s commitment to pay all expenses incurred at Butler University (including any penalties that result due to past due payments).
This requirement must be completed prior to enrollment. To complete the process, log into your my.butler.edu account and navigate to:
- Self Service Student Homepage.
- Click on the tile marked TASKS then click on Butler Accept Financial Responsibility.
- Review the text thoroughly before clicking Next (at the upper right on the screen).
- Read the agreement and check the box next to Accept Terms and Conditions, then SAVE. Click Next (at the upper right of the screen).
- Click FINISH to complete the process. The indicator will be removed from your account to allow registration.
By completing these steps, the Service Indicator (which prevents enrollment) will automatically be removed from the student’s account.
If you were admitted on the basis of unofficial transcripts or with coursework in progress, you will need to request that your official transcripts be sent to us no later than 30 days prior to the start of your entry term.
Please have your university registrar send official transcripts electronically to us at email@example.com or mailed:
Office of Admission
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Graduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled at least part-time (3.0 credit hours) in order to be eligible for the Federal Aid Program. For more information regarding Financial Aid, visit the website. Financial Aid is located in the lower level of Robertson Hall.
Textbook lists for each course are available in the Bookstore and online at shopbutleru.com. The Butler Bookstore is located in Atherton Union, 704 W. Hampton Drive.
The Office of Student Accounts publishes billing statements in an electronic only format. An E-Bill is published the second Wednesday of every month and payment is due in full by the due date on the bill. Students receive email notifications when their E-bill is available for viewing.
Questions about your bill can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for graduate coursework completed elsewhere to be applied towards a doctoral degree at Butler University, students need to submit the Request for the Transfer of Graduate Credit application. Graduate transfer credit policies and instructions are located on the form.
Students may obtain a student identification card and parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services Office located at 4702 Sunset Avenue, Suite 500 (located in the Parking Garage), on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed Noon to 1:00 PM). Parking services will be open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed Noon to 1:00 PM) on January 23-24, 2021.
The cost of your permit will be charged to your student account. All students require a parking permit to park a vehicle on campus at any time. Typically, our graduate students will live off campus and drive in making the Commuter (“C”) and Evening (“E”) Permits the most relevant to the graduate cohort. The Permit”C” allows parking in commuter spaces located in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot, Sunset Avenue Parking Garage, and along 49th Street. The Permit “E” allows parking anywhere that a commuter permit would be allowed to park, however, the vehicle may only be parked on campus from 5:00 PM to Midnight Monday through Friday or from 4:00 AM to Midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
More information on registering your vehicle and parking on campus can be found here.
The campus map can be found at map.butler.edu.
Participation in an online orientation session is required to start an online program. You’ll receive emailed invitation to the orientation from your graduate program prior to the start of classes.