Please contact the department to which you are applying for specific information regarding deadlines, application status, and additional application materials that they may require. Because deadlines are subject to change, it is up to you as the applicant to be sure all materials are submitted by the deadline stated by the department. The Graduate School's general deadlines are listed below. If a department lists an earlier or later deadline then that is the deadline you should follow.
Some departments have very strict deadlines, while others admit on a rolling basis. Please contact the department you are applying to in order to find out their final application deadline.
April 15th Deadline for Fall Offers
Baylor University is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Baylor abides by a CGS Resolution, "Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants," that concerns the conditions surrounding the acceptance of offers of certain kinds of graduate student financial assistance, namely, scholarships, fellowships, traineeships, and assistantships. The general spirit of the Resolution is that students should have an opportunity to consider more than one offer and should have until April 15th to do so, that institutions and students should be able to view acceptances in force after April 15th as binding, that everyone should know what the rules are, and that an offer by the institution and its acceptance by the student constitute an agreement which both expect to honor. The Resolution acknowledges that students, after having accepted an offer, may change their minds and withdraw that acceptance. The intent of the Resolution is to provide a uniform and widely acceptable framework for so doing, one that provides protection for both student and institution.
If you are admitted before receiving your degree and final transcript, you are required to provide an official, final transcript with proof of conferred degree to the Graduate School by the first day of class or a hold will be placed on your registration.