Distinguished Scholars Day

Many academic departments offer enhanced visit experiences for academically talented students. These invitation-only events, called Distinguished Scholars Days, are offered in conjunction with the standard campus visit and are designed to showcase exciting discipline-specific opportunities available. Participants can also apply for a $3,000 Distinguished Scholarship after attending the event.

Who Can Attend

Students must meet minimum test score requirements to be invited to attend. Scores vary by academic department (see below). Registration is available on a first come, first served basis.

Arts & Sciences* 1220/1290 or
1300/1360 (old/new) SAT
27 ACT
Business 1300/1360 SAT 29 ACT
Communication Sciences and Disorders 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Education** 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Engineering & Computer Science 1300/1360 SAT 29 ACT
Family & Consumer Sciences 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Health, Human Performance and Recreation*** 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Honors College 1300/1360 SAT 29 ACT
Pre-Nursing 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Theatre 1220/1290 SAT 27 ACT
Undecided Majors 1300/1360 SAT 29 ACT

*Majors include: Art History (1220/1290 or 27), Studio Art (1220/1290 or 27), English (1300/1360 or 29), Language and Linguistics (1300/1360 or 29), Professional Writing (1300/1360 or 29), Film and Digital Media (1220/1290 or 27), Applied Mathematics (1300/1360 or 29), Mathematics (1300/1360 or 29), Mathematics with an Education Concentration (1300/1360 or 29), Arabic and Middle East Studies (1220/1290 or 27), Asian Studies (1220/1290 or 27), French (1220/1290 or 27), German (1220/1290 or 27), Latin American Studies (1220/1290 or 27), Russian (1220/1290 or 27), Slavic and East European Studies (1220/1290 or 27), Spanish (1220/1290 or 27), and International Studies with a secondary major in Modern Languages and Cultures (1300/1360 or 29).

**Majors include: Elementary Education, Middle Grades English, Language Arts & Reading, Middle Grades Math, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Social Studies, Secondary English, Language Arts & Reading, Secondary Life Science, Secondary Math, Secondary Physical Science, Secondary Social Studies and All Level Special Education.

***Majors include: Pre-Health and Human Sciences, Athletic Training, All Level Physical Education, Community Health, Health Science Studies, Exercise Physiology, Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, and Recreation and Leisure Studies.

How Do I Register?

2017-2018 dates will be posted mid-late June. If you think you qualify to attend a Distinguished Scholars Day, be sure to submit your application for admission as soon as possible. Based on the intended major selected on the application for admission, students who meet the minimum criteria will be notified through their goBAYLOR account and invited to register for an event. To allow as many students as possible to benefit from Distinguished Scholars Days, you may only attend one event that corresponds to the intended major you select when applying for admission.


Schedules vary but generally include an admissions and financial aid presentation, campus tour and interaction with department faculty and current students. Registered students will receive a detailed schedule about a week before the event.

Scholarship Details

Students who attend a Distinguished Scholars Day can apply for a $3,000 Distinguished Scholarship. This scholarship is renewable over four years and is stackable on top of Baylor academic scholarships. Details on how to apply for the scholarship will be provided to attendees.