• All Jordan College of the Arts applicants must submit supplemental information in addition to the application for first-year admission.
  • Jordan College of the Arts applicants must also complete an audition, interview, or portfolio review depending on the area of study.
  • Students who complete an audition or interview may be considered for Jordan College of the Arts awards.

Students may apply for first-year student admission upon completion of the sixth semester or third year of high school. Students attending high school in the United States or similar institutions overseas should submit the following:

  1. Application for First-Year Admission
  2. Official high school transcript showing course work completed through at least the sixth semester of the junior year and, if the student is currently in high school, a list of courses for the entire senior year
  3. Secondary School Report from the high school counseling office. All matriculated students must submit an official final transcript indicating the date of graduation from a secondary school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency
  4. Official score reports of the SAT and/or ACT. (optional) First-year and transfer students can apply to Butler with or without standardized test scores such as the SAT and the ACT;  Score reports should be sent directly to Butler University (codes: SAT 1073; ACT 1180) or included on the official high school transcript
  5. Writing sample, personal statement, or essay
  6. List of activities/résumé (optional)
  7. Letters of recommendation (1-2, optional)

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 February.

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.

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 February.

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 February.

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.

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 February.

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