1. What type of academic calendar does Baylor use?
Baylor University operates on a two-semester academic year, plus two six-week summer sessions. View our academic calendar to find out specific dates like when classes start or when finals are held.
2. Does Baylor require an interview for admission?
Baylor University does not require an interview for general admission.
3. How can I check my application status?
It is the responsibility of every applicant to ensure that his/her application file is completed by the deadline. Students may create an online goBAYLOR account and check their application status at any time by logging in to goBAYLOR. For additional status questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.
4. What are some of Baylor's traditions?
As the longest continually-existing university in Texas, Baylor has many long-standing traditions. During football season, freshmen have the opportunity to be a part of the Baylor Line. The Baylor Line wears jerseys with their graduation year on the back as well as a nickname, and then they run around the football field before every game, making a tunnel for the players to run through. The Baylor Line gets the best seats in the house - right behind the opposing team!
In the spring, we have Diadeloso, or Day of the Bear. This is a Thursday in April where classes are canceled, and students and faculty spend the day outside together. There is a picnic on the grounds, numerous tournaments going on throughout the day (the most popular being the tug-of-war competition), and entertainment by different student and outside groups. It is a great day to spend with your classmates and professors before the end of the school year!
Read about all of our traditions.
5. Tell me about Baylor's mascots.
Baylor students are proud to be the Bears! Two real live sisters bears, Lady and Joy, live in the middle of campus in the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat. Lady and Joy are North American black bears and are cared for in their Class C zoo by current students. To learn more about Lady and Joy, check out Baylor's Bear Program.
6. What is the contact information for the Office of Admission Services?
Please visit our Contact Information page.
7. Can students defer their enrollment at Baylor?
Baylor University does not have a deferred enrollment policy. If you would like to attend Baylor in a future semester, simply cancel your acceptance and reapply for admission for the term you would like to begin classes.
8. What types of financial aid am I eligible for as an international undergraduate student?
As an undergraduate international student, you can be considered for the Regents' Gold Scholarship (full-tuition), President's Gold Scholarship, Provost's Gold Scholarship, Deans' Gold Scholarship, and Transfer Baylor Scholarships per the guidelines on the academic scholarships site. If you are not a U.S. citizen or have a status with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a "permanent resident," you will not be eligible for need-based scholarships, federal and state grants, and many loan programs. While priority for on-campus employment goes to students who qualify for federal work-study, some on-campus jobs, limited to 20 hours a week and usually minimum wage, are available to international students whose status allows them to work in the U.S. There is no other non-academic aid available for international students except for commercial loans that require a credit worthy U.S. citizen to co-sign the loan.
9. As an international student, how can I find assistance to help with college expenses?
Baylor offers limited financial assistance for international students. In addition, the following websites provide helpful information for international students seeking a higher education degree in the United States.