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Frequently Asked Questions

International

1. Does Baylor require an interview for admission?
2. How can I check my application status?
3. What is the contact information for the Office of Admission Services?
4. What type of academic calendar does Baylor use?
5. What academic services are available for international students?
6. What are some of Baylor's traditions?
7. Tell me about Baylor's mascots.
8. Can students defer their enrollment at Baylor?
9. What types of financial aid am I eligible for as an international undergraduate student?
10. Does nationality affect the cost of Baylor?
11. As an international student, how can I find assistance to help with college expenses?
12. How safe is the Baylor campus?




International

1. Does Baylor require an interview for admission?
Baylor University does not require an interview for general admission.

2. How can I check my application status?
It is the responsibility of every applicant to ensure that his or her application file is completed by the deadline. Students first need to create an online goBAYLOR account. Then, they will be able to check their application status at any time by logging in to goBAYLOR. For additional status questions, contact your Admissions Counselor.

3. What is the contact information for the Office of Admission Services?
Please visit our Contact Information page.

4. 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.

5. What academic services are available for international students?
All students are supported outside of the classroom by the staff at the Paul L. Foster Success Center, which offers academic advising as well as tutoring and mentoring services

International students receive additional guidance through the Center for International Education, where you can find answers to your questions and discover opportunities like the "Welcome Family" program, which pairs local families with international students to build understanding and friendship.

6. What are some of Baylor's traditions?
As the longest continually-operating university in Texas, Baylor has many long-standing traditions. During football season, freshmen have the opportunity to be a part of the Baylor Line. Members of the Baylor Line wear jerseys with their graduation year on the back as well as a nickname. Before every home game, they run onto the football field and make a tunnel for the players to run through. The Baylor Line also gets the best seats in the house - right behind the opposing team!

In the spring, we have Diadeloso, or Day of the Bear. Once a year in April, classes are canceled, and students and faculty spend the day outside together. There is a picnic on the grounds, numerous tournaments 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.

7. Tell me about Baylor's mascots.
Baylor students are proud to be the Bears! Two 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.

8. 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.

9. 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. Please see Financial Assistance for First Time International Students page for complete information regarding types of aid for first time international undergrad students.

10. Does nationality affect the cost of Baylor?
Nationality does not affect the cost of attending Baylor since Baylor is a private university.

11. As an international student, how can I find assistance to help with college expenses?
Baylor offers limited financial assistance for first time international students. In addition, the following websites provide helpful information for international students seeking a higher education degree in the United States.

12. How safe is the Baylor campus?
The Baylor Police Department is committed to ensuring the safest campus possible. Most crimes reported to Baylor police involve property crimes. This includes thefts, burglaries and criminal mischiefs. Crimes against persons such as assaults, robberies and sexual offenses are historically low.

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