DMS 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 DMS student. If you have any questions about these next steps, contact the DMS program at

Please accept your offer of admission on your student status page.

  1. Log on to your student status page and navigate to Status Update. Select View Update.
  2. Select Reply to Offer of Admission under the Forms section. Complete and submit the form.

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 

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 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

All students are required to have a computing device and internet access throughout the Program. Computers must have webcams that are either built-in or external.  Students will be able to choose and purchase a device from any manufacturer that meets their learning needs. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has a functioning device for all modules at all times, with no exceptions.  Students may want to purchase headsets for comfort while listening or producing recordings.  This is recommended but not required as long as they have built in speakers/recording with their computer.

Devices That Are Not Acceptable:

  • Dedicated Tablets running Windows RT or Android operating system
  • Chromebook
  • iPad (as primary device)

Butler Technological discounts:

  • Butler offers hardware discounts on purchases through Apple, Dell, and HP.
  • Various software discounts are available as well.

If you have additional questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357) or email

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.

Visit 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.

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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

Participation in an online orientation session is required to start the DMS program. The orientation is available through Canvas, Butler’s online learning management tool, and must be completed prior to the start of your first module.

A 15 percent tuition discount is available for effectively serving as a routinely utilized preceptor for entry-level Butler PA students. Contact Jennifer Guthrie, Director of Experiential Education at to determine if you are eligible. Learn more about this discount and Butler’s preceptor program.

In order for graduate coursework completed elsewhere to be applied towards a doctoral degree at Butler University, students need to submit the Request for the Transfer of Graduate Credit application. Graduate transfer credit policies and instructions are located on the form.