Test-Optional Admission

First-year and transfer students can apply to Butler with or without standardized test scores such as the SAT and the ACT. This policy reflects Butler’s commitment to a holistic admission review process and provides students the opportunity to determine if their standardized test scores best reflect their academic potential.

If students submit test scores, the scores will be considered alongside the other materials within our holistic review process. Students who submit scores have the option to submit self-reported scores on the application for admission or on the student status page, which is available after applying. More information can be found in the frequently asked questions section below.

If students decide to apply without scores, the Office of Admission will review their application based on academic performance, curriculum, engagement in and outside of the classroom, and the essay. In addition, students may submit a résumé and letters of recommendation.

While test scores are not required for any students, they are recommended for certain student populations and degree programs. More information regarding these requirements and recommendations can be found in the frequently asked question section below. If there are additional questions, reach out to your admission counselor.