Other Applicant Types

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student is one who desires to enroll in classes at Baylor but does not intend to pursue a degree from Baylor. Students may desire to take classes for personal enrichment or one of the following reasons:
  1. Exchange: An exchange student is one who is pursuing a degree at another school and will be participating in one of Baylor's exchange programs. These students apply for admission with the help of the exchange program director. Questions may be directed to International Student and Scholars Services at ISSS_Support@baylor.edu.
  2. Study Abroad: Students desiring to participate in one of Baylor's study abroad programs but are pursuing a degree at another college or university may apply as a non-degree seeking student. Students must write down the name of the study abroad program they plan to participate in. Questions may be directed to International Student and Scholars Services at ISSS_Support@baylor.edu.
  3. Visiting Students: Students currently attending another university who want to take Baylor classes and have these credits transferred to their current school.
    • Students who have not previously applied to Baylor should submit an application for admission via goBAYLOR as well as a current college transcript or letter of good standing to Undergraduate Admissions.
    • Students who previously applied to Baylor should submit a new application for admission via goBAYLOR and a current transcript or letter of good standing from your current college or university to Undergraduate Admissions. On the application, select Non-Degree Seeking/Visiting as your student type. There is no need to select an intended program or major.
    • After being accepted, submit a Health Form with documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccination and review the Registration Checklist. No enrollment deposit is required.
  4. Advanced Studies: An Advanced Studies applicant is a superior high school student applying as a pre-college student, and must meet the following requirements for admission:
    • Complete the junior year in high school with appropriate progress toward required courses.
    • Rank within the top quarter of their high school class or have a 3.4 GPA as calculated by Baylor for schools that do not rank.
    • Score on the SAT at least a 1220/1290 (old/new) or 27 on the ACT.
    • Acquire a recommendation letter from a high school counselor.
    • Complete the Advanced Studies Application.
    • After being accepted, submit a Health Form with documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccination and review the Registration Checklist. No enrollment deposit is required.
Other non-degree seeking students: Students not currently attending a college or university, or are participating in a Study Abroad Program, or International Exchange Program.
  • Submit an application for admission via goBAYLOR. Additional steps might be required based on individual circumstances.
  • After being accepted, submit a Health Form with documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccination and review the Registration Checklist. No enrollment deposit is required.

Degree Seeking Students

Post-baccalaureate students: Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree may seek a second degree if they are seeking a different degree with a different major from the first degree or major.
  • Applicants who have not previously applied to Baylor should submit an application for admission via goBAYLOR.
  • Students who previously applied to Baylor should submit a new application for admission via goBAYLOR. On the application, select Post-Baccalaureate as your student type.
  • All applicants should submit a transcript to Undergraduate Admissions showing the degree already earned.
  • After being accepted, submit a Health Form with documentation of bacterial meningitis vaccination and review the Registration Checklist. No enrollment deposit is required.