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Registration and Records
Butler University Bulletin

First-Year Student Application Dates

Butler offers two non-binding admission programs for first-year students, each following an established timeline. Students applying for early action should present a strong record of academic achievement.

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, the Morton-Finney Diversity Scholar Award, and the 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 March.

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 March.

Rolling Admission

  • Complete applications submitted beginning February 2.
  • Decisions will be released on an ongoing basis.
  • Replies to the offer of admission and enrollment deposits must be returned by May 1 (unless the decision was received within two weeks of May 1 or after May 1—students have two weeks to reply to the offer of admission) 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 March.

Enrolling in the University as a First-Year Student

All newly admitted full-time students will be asked to make an enrollment deposit, which holds a place in the class and is applied toward first-semester costs. The deposit is refundable until May 1 prior to the fall term and December 1 prior to the spring term. Deposits paid after May 1 for fall enrollment or December 1 for spring enrollment are nonrefundable.

Admitted students also must submit an official final transcript indicating the date of graduation from a secondary school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency.

Course Registration (Virtual Registration)

Registration days begin in April of the student’s senior year in high school. Students who have submitted an enrollment deposit will have access to the registration form starting in March.

First-Year Student Academic Scholarship Program

For details and application criteria, visit www.butler.edu/financial-aid.