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Butler University Bulletin

First-Year Student Application Dates

Butler offers two nonbinding admission programs for first-year students, each following an established timeline. Students applying for early action should present a strong record of academic achievement and plan to take the SAT or ACT no later than September/October of the senior year.

Early Action

  • Complete application submitted on or before November 1.
  • Decisions will be released by mid-to-late December.
  • Consideration for the First-Year Student Academic Scholarship program, Morton-Finney Leadership Award, and Center for Faith and Vocation Scholarship.
  • Consideration for the University Honors Program.
  • Replies to the offer of admission and enrollment deposits must be returned by May 1 for fall term. Deposits are refundable through May 1.

After replying to the offer of admission and submitting the enrollment deposit, students are eligible for housing and New Student Registration, which become available in February.

Regular Decision

  • Complete applications must be submitted on or before February 1.
  • Decisions will be released by mid-March
  • Consideration for the First-Year Student Academic Scholarship program.
  • Replies to the offer of admission and enrollment deposits must be returned by May 1 for fall term. Deposits are refundable through May 1.

After replying to the offer of admission and submitting the enrollment deposit, students are eligible for housing and new student registration, which become available in February.