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submit your enrollment deposit

To officially reserve your place in the incoming class, submit your enrollment deposit online. To do so, visit This deposit is refundable with written request submitted prior to August 1 (fall transfers) or prior to January 1 (spring transfers).

file or update your fafsa

We encourage all families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal formula takes into account several factors, and many families mistakenly self-select themselves out of the financial aid process and miss the opportunity to explore all aid programs available.

  • List our school code on your FAFSA: 001788

visit campus

Would you like to meet with your Admission Counselor and take a campus tour? Consider it done. Hoping to sit in on a class or speak with a professor? Get your pencil ready. Just want to learn more about Butler and why it may be the right choice for you? We can help with that, too.

Schedule your trip to campus at or 888-940-8100.

set up your butler network account

You’ll use your Butler network account throughout your time as a student. More immediately, this account will grant you access to your financial aid status, online bill status, housing information, and class registration. Butler network login information and instructions are sent on a rolling basis a few weeks after you're admitted. 

Once you've set up your account, you'll be able to access your official Butler email and calendar at Don’t want to check multiple accounts? You can forward your Butler email to your primary email account by clicking on "Forwarding Options" in the bottom right-hand corner of the login page. Be sure to check the box for "Deliver to both BUmail and Forwarding Address".

For more information about these steps, preparing your technology for move-in, smartphone email set-up instructions, and more, check out Information Technology's Quick Start for Admitted Students resource. 

complete your housing intention

Information on housing options will be mailed directly from Residence Life after your enrollment deposit has been received. Complete your housing intention as soon as possible online at Housing assignments are made based upon the date the online intention is first finalized. 

complete any needed placement exams

It’s possible that a placement exam will be required to determine an appropriate course placement. If a placement is needed, you will be contacted by the Academic Orientation Programs office with specific information about how to complete the exam. All placement exams should be completed prior to enrolling in classes.

complete the acceptance of financial responsibility (afr)

Butler University policy requires all students to complete the Acceptance of Financial Responsibility(AFR) process prior to enrollment. The AFR statement outlines your commitment to pay all expenses incurred at Butler University. This requirement must be completed prior to class registration. To complete the process, please log into your account and navigate to:

  • Self Service, then Student Center.
  • Under the Finances section (NOT Campus Finances), click on Accept Financial Responsibility.  
  • Review the complete AFR statement by scrolling down the text box and clicking on the button next to Accept Terms and Conditions.
  • Click SAVE.

send final transcripts

If you were admitted as a transfer student with college coursework in progress, you’ll need to request that your official transcript with final grades posted be sent to the Butler Office of Admission as soon as it’s available. Admitted Transfer students are also required to submit their final high school transcript indicating their graduation date. This must be done before you are able to enroll for classes at Butler University. 

connect with other bulldogs

We’re a social university, and now that you’re a part of the Bulldog family, we encourage you to connect with us!

choose your new student registration date

Fall transfer students only: During your New Student Registration day, you’ll learn about curricular requirements and opportunities beyond the classroom, meet faculty, staff, and students from across campus, and meet individually with an academic advisor to register for fall classes. Transfer student sessions will be offered in June 2019.

take the online "think about it” course

“Think About It” is an online program that invites all our new Bulldogs to join Butler's conversation on consent, healthy relationships, substance use, sexual violence, stalking, mental health, and making responsible choices as an adult and a member of our community. The course is engaging, and it speaks to a broad range of experiences. By taking Think About It, you will have the opportunity to solve real life problems and learn about Butler's policies and resources.

All new students will receive login instructions via an email to your Butler account on August 1. All new students are required to complete the Think About It course by August 20.

For more information, please visit