How to Apply


To apply for admission as a freshman at Butler, complete the Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships. A completed application includes:

If you are sending in a paper application, it must be accompanied by a check, money order or credit card slip for $35 payable to Butler University. This is your nonrefundable application fee. (Note: This fee is waived for online applications or if your parents, grandparents or siblings have graduated from or are currently attending Butler.)

Butler also accepts the Common Application. We give equal consideration to online, paper and Common applications.

See our online application for additional information and instructions. Butler University offers three non-binding admission options that allow consideration for certain programs and scholarships by following an established timeline. For guidelines and benefits of each program, see Important Dates.

Arts Applicants

Students majoring in the fine arts must complete a secondary Dance, Art+Design, Music, Theatre or Arts Administration application in addition to the Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships.

An audition and/or interview is required of all majors in the Jordan College of Arts. Both applications must be submitted before an audition can be scheduled.

To apply, please visit Once you have submitted your academic application, you will be asked to complete an application for Art+Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music or Theatre. Apply and audition early for the best opportunity.