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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to see an advisor?
Is there any special testing I need in order to enroll?
Do I need to bring anything with me when I come in for advising?
What are the basic classes I need?
Do you have information about transferring?
Who can tell me what courses are all about?
How much does a credit hour cost?
I need to drop a class. What do I do?
When is the last day to drop a class?
Can I get help working out my schedule?

Do I need an appointment to see an advisor? No. Walk-in students are welcome.

Is there any special testing I need in order to enroll? To take an English or math course you may need to schedule a placement test if you do not have previous college English or math or any ACT scores. This additional information about the math portion of the ASSET test on the math department web page.

Do I need to bring anything with me when I come in for advising?
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If you have graduated high school and/or taken the ACT test in the last three years and have not had your transcripts and ACT scores sent to Butler, please bring a copy of them with you to your advising session.
* If you are transferring from another college and have NOT had your previous college transcripts sent to Butler, it is very helpful if you bring an unofficial transcript with you. Advisors can use unofficial advising transcripts to help you develop an academic plan. However, in order to transfer credit to your Butler transcript, you must have an OFFICIAL transcript sent from EACH previous college that you have attended.

What are the basic classes I need?
Every degree has different requirements. See Degrees. Most degrees and many certificates require English, math, and other general education courses. It's important to visit with an Advisor to gain a complete understanding of which "basics" apply to you.

Do you have information about transferring?
Advisors are familiar with transfer requirements at most four-year schools in Kansas. However, it is in your best interest as a student to make a contact with the institution to which you plan to transfer to get the very latest transfer information while attending Butler. This is considered Dual Advising and ensures a smooth transition to your next school.

Who can tell me what courses are all about? Check the Butler catalog for a short course description or course outlines are available on the web at: http://www.butlercc.edu/outline/index.cfm.
This information is also sometimes needed for evaluation of your courses if you plan to transfer to another institution.

How much does a credit hour cost? Please see our cost information link.

I need to drop a class. What do I do? Students can withdraw from classes by two methods.

1) Students can withdraw from classes via Pipeline@Butler. Once you are logged into Pipeline, click on add/drop classes, choose the correct semester, then click on submit term. Read the information on the screen, and then scroll down until you see your class schedule. To the left of the course, you will see an action box. Click on the action box next to the class you want to drop and select the appropriate choice. Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the "submit changes" button. The last step is to scroll down until you see the link for "Complete Registration" and click on that. It is advisable that you print a copy of your course schedule to make sure the drop was completed. To do that, click on "Student Detail Schedule," and then print it like you would any other page you print.

2) Students can also officially withdraw from a class by reporting to an advisor and submitting the course to be dropped on a course scheduling form. The course will not be officially dropped until the course scheduling form is turned in to the Registrar's office and/or one of the Butler sites. A grade of "W" (Withdraw) shall be recorded if the drop is performed after the refund date.

When is the last day to drop a class? Each semester, Butler posts "Important Registration Dates" which lists, among other things, the last day to withdraw from a class. This page is accessible through Pipeline under the "Student Quick Clicks" menu. Note: Students who are failing their class(es) and do not officially withdraw (drop) from thoseclass(es) may receive an "F" grade. In addition, students who do not attend their class(es) regularly may be withdrawn by their instructor(s). When a student is dropped for nonattendance, a grade of "WT" (Withdrawn by Teacher) will be on his/her permanent record. A letter will be sent out advising the student of the drop.

Can I get help working out my schedule?
Learning to create a class schedule is an important skill for a college student. Advisors will assist you with initial course selection, but working out a schedule is one of your responsibilities as a college student.

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