MSRI New Student Checklist
Congratulations on your admission to Butler University! Use this information as your guide to understanding the important next steps you should take as an admitted Butler MSRI student. If you have any questions about these next steps, contact the MSRI program at email@example.com.
Please accept your offer of admission on your student status page. Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be able to submit your enrollment deposit.
- Log on to your student status page and navigate to Status Update. Select View Update.
- Select Reply to Offer of Admission under the Forms section. Complete and submit the form.
To officially reserve your place in the MSRI program, submit your $500 enrollment deposit on your student status page. This deposit is non-refundable.
- From your status page, select Submit Payment for $500. Complete and submit the form.
- Confirm your information, mailing address, and program of study on the main status page. If anything is listed incorrectly, please contact us.
You will use your Butler network account throughout your time as a student. More immediately, this account will grant you access to your course registration and online bill status. Butler network login information and instructions are sent via email on a rolling basis within ten business days after you’re admitted.
Once you have received your login information, you must change your password before you are able to access any Butler sites. Don’t want to check multiple email accounts? You can forward your Butler email to your primary email account following instructions found here.
For more information about these steps, preparing your technology, smartphone email set-up instructions, and more, check out Information Technology’s Quick Start for Admitted Students resource.
If you have trouble accessing Butler systems, please submit a case for Information Technology via ask.butler.edu.
Butler University policy requires all students to complete the Acceptance of Financial Responsibility (AFR) process each semester prior to enrollment. The AFR statement outlines the student’s commitment to pay all expenses incurred at Butler University (including any penalties that result due to past due payments).
This requirement must be completed prior to enrollment. To complete the process, log into your my.butler.edu 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 click on the button next to Accept Terms and Conditions.
- Click SAVE.
By completing these steps, the Service Indicator (which prevents enrollment) will automatically be removed from the student’s account.
If you have any problems logging in or have technology related questions, please call the Butler University IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit my.butler.edu to complete your Verify Contact Information on the Self Service home page in the To Do list of tasks. This information would be used in case of an emergency or health and safety matter. As a student, you are able to designate who we may contact in the event of these situations. Please note, a hold will be placed on your account until you complete this process. You will be unable to register, change, or add classes until the hold is removed. To remove the hold today, read these step-by-step instructions.
Graduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled at least part-time (3.0 credit hours) in order to be eligible for the Federal Aid Program. For more information regarding Financial Aid, visit the website. Financial Aid is located in the lower level of Robertson Hall.
The Office of Student Accounts publishes billing statements in an electronic only format. An E-Bill is published the second Wednesday of every month and payment is due in full by the due date on the bill. Students receive email notifications when their E-bill is available for viewing.
Questions about your bill can be sent to email@example.com.
Incoming MSRI students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business are strongly encouraged to complete the three MSRI primer courses in Canvas prior to starting the equivalent MSRI coursework.
The three primer courses include: Accounting, Finance and Statistics.
- The Accounting primer should be completed prior to starting MRI520 Managerial Accounting.
- The Finance primer should be completed prior to starting MRI530 Financial Management.
- The Statistics primer should be completed prior to starting MRI544 Big Data & Analytics.
These courses will provide students with a non-business background the baseline knowledge to be successful in the Butler MSRI program. Although completion of these courses is not mandatory, you are unlikely to be successful in the program without this knowledge. MSRI faculty expect incoming students to possess the baseline knowledge outlined in the courses and will not review this information in their classes.
Students will be automatically enrolled in the three primer courses within 2-3 weeks after accepting the offer of admission.
Recommended CPCU500 Foundations in Risk Management and Insurance Course
In addition to the above three primer courses, incoming MSRI students that do not possess a Risk & Insurance background are strongly encouraged to complete the CPCU500 Foundations in Risk Management & Insurance course through The Institutes in order to prepare for the MRI540 Fundamentals of Risk & Insurance course. As mentioned above, although completion of this course is not mandatory, you are unlikely to be successful in the program without this knowledge. MSRI faculty expect incoming students to possess the baseline knowledge outlined in the CPCU500 course and will not review this information in their classes.
If you have any questions about the MSRI primer courses or the CPCU500 course, please contact Ashley O’Salway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to online courses, the MSRI Program includes two required in-residence experiences:
MRI 540—Fundamentals of Risk & Insurance
Participation in both of these experiences is a requirement of the program. Failure to participate in one or both of the in-residency experiences will result is an automatic “F” on your transcript. Please note that these courses carry additional fees due to the in-residency experience.
Please do NOT make any non-refundable travel arrangements for either In-Residence until receiving specific direction to do so from MSRI staff. Due to Covid-19, dates are subject to change or a transition to an online-only format may be required.