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Butler University Office of Admission

Non-Degree Application Process

Butler University offers several opportunities for students to to complete individual courses. Applicants who wish to take courses for credit while not pursuing a degree may apply for non-degree status. To view available courses, please visit the course search website.  


Non-degree applicants who have completed high school but who have not attended a college or university must have an official high school transcript (or a copy of their satisfactory GED results) sent to the Office of Admission to complete the application. Students who have attended a college or university must submit an official transcript from the last school attended indicating a C (2.0/4.0) or higher cumulative GPA and eligibility to return.

*If you have already completed a degree, but would like to complete coursework at Butler, please visit the Graduate Non-Degree Application page.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester:  August 16
Spring Semester:  January 9
Summer Session 1:  May 9
Summer Session 2:  June 25

Clinton Bobb
Associate Director of Admission

Gifted and Talented Program

Selected high school students may be admitted as non-degree students to take courses for college credit at Butler University while still attending high school. Enrollment in courses is based upon placement exam results and consultation with the academic department(s) and/or the Learning Resource Center. Credits earned may be applied toward a degree at Butler. To apply, students must submit the Gifted and Talented application, an official high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester:  August 16
Spring Semester:  January 9
Summer Session 1:  May 9
Summer Session 2:  June 25

Clinton Bobb
Associate Director of Admission

Dual Credit Programs

Butler University offers select courses that can be applied as dual credit with partner high schools in the Indianapolis area.  The courses are taught at the host high school, and credit is also applied at Butler.

Future Educators Program: College of Education
The College of Education has partnered with several area high schools to offer a dual credit course. The Dual Credit course for Future Educators is a comprehensive plan to cultivate a new generation of highly qualified teachers into the profession.  Masters level teachers in area high schools are trained to provide a classroom and field experience-based course for Future Educators. The students are selected to participate in this course via teacher recommendation, applications and interviews.

Current Participating Schools:
Zionsville Community High School
Carmel High School
Hamilton Southeastern High School
Noblesville High School