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There's never been a better time to be a Butler Bulldog. Whether you’re a new student or transferring from another university, we do our best to make the application process a smooth one. Review our admission requirements, learn more about how to apply, and see a list of our key application dates.

When you're ready, get started on your Butler Application or Common App below.

2021 Application Now Available

The first-year, transfer, and graduate applications for spring, summer, and fall 2021 admission opened on August 1, 2020. First-year and transfer students may apply to Butler using the Butler Application or the Common App. 

Butler University admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Butler University.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


How To Apply

First Year Applicants

In addition to the Butler or Common App, requirements include a writing sample, high school transcript, and a Secondary School Report.  

International Applicants

The application process for international students is very similar to the first year applicant process, with a few differences. International applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency, a clear copy of their passport, and evidence of financial support.

Transfer Applicants

In addition to the Butler or Common App, requirements include an official transcript from each college or university attended. Additional requirements vary by program. 

Graduate Applicants

Our graduate programs in Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences provide the highest quality of liberal arts and professional education.