Summer Session Registration

Current Butler students should register for summer classes in the same way they register for fall or spring classes using

Graduate students must apply for Graduate Admission to be admitted. Although graduate students may take an unlimited number of courses as a non-degree student, a maximum of 12 credits taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward the student’s selected master’s degree program.

Undergraduate students at other institutions who want to take undergraduate classes during the summer but do not want to be admitted to a degree program may do so through Summer Guest Program. There is no fee to apply, and no transcripts from your home school are required. We accept registration requests up to the day before the class starts. A maximum of 18 credit hours may be taken. Follow these steps to enroll:

  1. Choose your classes. Check Class Search (summer schedule available by mid-December) for summer schedule details: updates, descriptions, days and times, dates, and available seats.
  2. Complete the Summer Guest Student Registration Form (PDF). Mail or fax the complete document to the address on the form. Please be sure to sign and return both pages. We will begin processing summer guest student registration forms two weeks after summer registration opens.
  3. We will send you an email confirmation of your class registration after your enrollment.
  4. The Office of Student Accounts offers electronic billing statements (E-Bills).

Academic Calendar

The summer session is a 14-week term comprised of two parts. Classes meeting between May 19 and June 24 are in the first part of term. Classes meeting June 27–August 12 are in the second part of term.

  • Final exams will be held during the last scheduled class session.
  • Academic calendar drop/add/withdraw dates are calculated by determining the number of weeks a course meets; the calendar is the same for each part of term.
  • Registration for courses is open until the close of the drop/add period for each course.
  • For the exact full refund date and other information regarding the Institutional Tuition Refund Schedule(s) for summer courses (typically available mid-April), please contact the Office of Student Accounts directly at or 317-940-9353.
Course Length Last day to Add
(expressed in terms
of calendar days from
start of the session)
Last day to Drop
(expressed in terms
of calendar days from
start of the session)
Last day to withdraw
(expressed in terms
of calendar days from
start of the session)
One week 1st day 1st day 3rd day
Two weeks 1st day 2nd day 8th day
Three weeks 1st day 3rd day 12th day
Four weeks 3rd day 4th day 18th day
Five weeks 3rd day 5th day 23rd day
Six weeks 3rd day 6th day 26th day
Seven weeks 3rd day 7th day 31st day
Eight weeks 3rd day 8th day 33rd day
Nine weeks 5th day 9th day 40th day
Ten weeks 5th day 10th day 47th day
Eleven weeks 5th day 11th day 52nd day
Twelve weeks 5th day 12th day 58th day
Thirteen weeks 5th day 13th day 61st day
Fourteen weeks 5th day 14th day 66th day

Additional Information

  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities—It is the policy and practice of Butler University to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; documentation is required. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability (psychiatric, attentional, learning, vision, hearing, physical, medical, etc.) are invited to contact Student Disability Services for a confidential discussion in Jordan Hall, Room 136, or by phone at 800-368-6852, ext. 9308. Accommodation requests are individually considered on a case-by-case basis; please allow at least one week’s advance notice. Otherwise, it cannot be guaranteed that the accommodation can be received on a timely basis.
  • Parking—All full- and part-time students must register vehicles with the Butler University Police Department. Visit Parking Services for additional information and the registration form. Parking maps are available at Parking Services at 4702 Sunset Avenue, Suite 500.
  • Student Identification—Students may obtain student identification cards from Parking Services, located at 4702 Sunset Avenue, Suite 500.