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Transfer Application Process
To submit a transfer application, you need to have completed 12 or more credit hours of college coursework at a regionally accredited university after high school graduation or be seeking a second bachelor's degree. Transfer admission is done on a rolling basis, but you'll need to know about these important dates. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Application Requirements
- Butler Application or Common App
- Official transcript from each college or university attended, submitted electronically to email@example.com or mailed directly from the issuing institution.
- Applicants must be in good standing with their previous colleges/universities; a total cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred for admission consideration for most majors, with no grades below C- in the most recent semester.
- The middle 50% GPA range of transfer students entering Butler University in 2019 was 3.19–3.73.
- Final high school transcript are required to complete the transfer application for students who have earned fewer than 20 college credits since high school graduation.
- Official test scores (ACT and/or SAT) are required for those who have earned fewer than 20 college credits since high school graduation. This is applicable only to transfer students applying for spring 2021.*
- Admitted transfer students with 20 or more college credits will need to submit their final high school transcript prior to enrollment.
Additional requirements set by specific programs (see below)
Beginning with first-year and transfer applicants for fall 2021, and extending to all incoming classes thereafter, students can apply with or without standardized test scores such as the SAT and the ACT. If applying with test scores, self-reported scores are accepted. In addition, some majors and student populations do require test scores. More information can be found here.
College Transfer Credit
Our Office of Registration and Records will evaluate official college transcripts for possible transfer credit. To be transferable, coursework must meet the following criteria:
- It was earned at a regionally accredited institution.
- It was 100-level course or higher.
- The student received a grade of "C-" or better in the course.
How such credit transfers will be based on an individual evaluation of the coursework. This evaluation will determine whether the course is equivalent to a Butler course. For specific questions, please contact the Office of Registration and Records.
Click here for updates concerning submission of 2020 transcripts to PharmCAS and the impact of COVID-19 on this process.
Transfer students applying to any of the three programs within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS)–Health Sciences, Healthcare and Business, and Pre-Pharmacy– must submit standardized test scores and a final high school transcript.
Students applying for the pre-professional phase of the Pharmacy program should complete the Butler or Common App. Transfer students applying to the 4-year professional phase of the PharmD program need to apply directly to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) at www.pharmcas.org. The recommended total cumulative GPA for prospective Pharmacy students is 3.0 or higher. The PharmCAS application deadline for the fall 2020 entry term is January 6, 2020.
Students wishing to major in the arts must complete an Art + Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music, or Theatre supplement in addition to the Butler or Common App. An audition and/or interview is required of all majors in the Jordan College of the Arts. Both applications must be submitted before an audition can be scheduled.