2016-2017 Application Changes

Baylor is now on the Common Application! Please note: If your student starts his/her application in the Common App but later choose to submit his/her application outside of the Common App (via another application portal), any required documents attached to the Common App file will NOT be sent to Baylor, and he/she will need to submit the required documents via goBAYLOR, mail, or electronically through approved methods such as Naviance. For more information about what is needed to complete his/her file, he/she should visit

If a student applies with the Common App or ApplyTexas, he/she should wait to receive an email from Baylor prior to setting up his/her goBAYLOR account. Regardless of the application program they use, students are required to create a goBAYLOR account to see the status of their application file and get important updates along the way. 

Encourage students to bring their application to life with a ZeeMee virtual resume! ZeeMee allows students to upload pictures,videos (practically anything) to an online profile to set themselves apart from other applicants. Students can create a profile at and submit their profile's URL on their application or in goBAYLOR. 

2016-2017 Test Changes

Students can now self-report their highest ACT/SAT scores on the application. Should a student be accepted, Baylor will need these scores in an official format.

Baylor no longer requires the writing portion of either the ACT or SAT. Students can submit short answer responses in goBAYLOR to provide more about themselves. 

2016-2017 Deadlines and Notifications

Freshmen application deadlines are November 1 (Early Action and Single Choice Early Action) and February 1 (Regular Admission).

Please encourage your students to apply early as the majority of the freshmen class is selected from students who meet the November 1 deadline. Students will be notified of their admission decision by December 1 (Single Choice Early Action), January 15 (Early Action) or April 10 (Regular Admission) at the latest.

These deadlines are not binding so we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible as this allows us time to work with your students on their application files.

FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year (PPY)

Students in the 2016-2017 application cycle will be able to file the FAFSA beginning October 1 and use tax information from 2015. This will hopefully allow them to receive financial aid notifications earlier in the admissions process.

Send us your electronic transcripts!

Electronic transcripts are received and processed much quicker than paper transcripts. They can also be tracked online to verify delivery, and test scores or other documents can be included as attachments. It's a win-win for you and your students! 

Texas Schools

Baylor accepts electronic transcripts via TREx. Contact Lana Waden for more information.

Out-of-State Schools

Baylor accepts Naviance and Parchment transcripts.

Don't make these top 3 transcript errors! 

Every year we receive hundreds of transcripts that are missing crucial information, which then holds up the students’ admissions file and slows down the decision process. Here are the top 3 missing components you should be extra mindful of:

  • Class rank and class size 
  • All grade levels--we have to have 9th, 10th and 11th grades even if the student did coursework at another school.
  • Early Grad Statements for early graduating seniors (separate document that should come with the transcript)