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Apply Texas Instructions
Apply Texas Application Instructions
If you have chosen to apply to one of Baylor's graduate programs through the Apply Texas application, we encourage you to review the following instructions as well as visit our main Graduate Admissions page for additional information. While the Baylor University Graduate Online Application * is our preferred method of application, all paid applications will be given equal consideration.
All Admission materials should be sent to the following address:
One Bear Place #97264
Waco, TX 76798-7264
Graduate Admissions Phone: (254) 710-3588
Graduate Admissions Fax: (254) 710-3870
As you begin the application process, please contact the Graduate Program Director of the graduate program to which you are applying. This contact will identify all of the components (e.g., test scores, supplemental forms, essays, etc.) necessary for a completed application for that program. More importantly, this interaction enables you to determine if that program will suit your academic goals.
A completed application consists of the following:
1. Application for Graduate Admission. The Apply Texas application may be used for all graduate programs. Your application may be saved and worked on at a later time. Note: some programs may require supplemental application materials in addition to the Apply Texas application.
2. Application Fee. There is a non-refundable application fee that must be submitted for each application and will not be waived.
Application Fee For:
Please send a check or money order to Graduate Admissions. To pay by credit card, please contact Graduate Admissions. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been received.
3. Transcripts. Request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate School from every institution you have attended. This includes transcripts for work done at community colleges, even if it appears on other transcripts.
If you attended Baylor we will request a copy of your transcript, and any other transcripts on file, from Academic Records. If you attended Baylor prior to 1988 non-baylor transcripts are no longer on file and a new transcript(s) will need to be requested from the original institution(s). If you have attended an institution since leaving Baylor, you will need to request a transcript from that institution.
4. Test Scores. Request that official scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test, or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and/or other standardized measures required by your program be sent to the Baylor University Graduate School, institution (CEEB) code 6032. Consult the Graduate School website or the department to which you are applying to determine which tests are required.
For all programs, international applicants must submit official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Note that if the applicant has a degree conferred by a US-accredited institution of higher learning, the TOEFL is not required. Please see our test scores site for the minimum TOEFL requirements.
Note: If your test scores are older than the allotted time, you will need to retake the exam.
5. Recommendations. Professional recommendations are needed from individuals who can address your intellectual competence and potential for success in graduate studies (i.e., from professors, employers, etc.). Recommenders may submit these directly to the Baylor University Graduate School by mail or by email (Graduate_Admissions@baylor.edu), or may provide these confidentially to the applicant who then submits them to Graduate Admissions in a sealed and signed envelope. Ask that these letters be written on institutional or business letterhead. All non-business programs require three (3) letters of recommendation. Programs offered through the Hankamer School of Business require two (2) letters of recommendation.
6. Additional Application Materials. Some programs require supplemental forms and materials beyond those materials noted on the application form. Please contact the director of the graduate program to which you are applying regarding the forms and materials necessary for a completed application.
7. Health Form. The health form is required of all accepted students. It may be submitted with your application or separately to Baylor University Health Services.
8. International Students. Two additional forms are required of international applicants who are accepted for graduate study at Baylor University. These forms should be submitted directly to the Center for International Education.
Failure to return these forms, or submission of incomplete forms, will delay I-20 issuance significantly. Only after you receive a Form I-20 will you be able to apply for an F-1 (student) visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country. Further information concerning international applicants may be obtained from:
Center for International Education
Phone: (254) 710-1461
Fax: (254) 710-1468
*Note: You may want to consider completing Baylor's online graduate application:
- You can check the status of your application online at your convenience.
- Your recommenders can make their recommendations electronically, giving us immediate access.
- You have the option to pay online so we can begin processing your application right away.
- Any additional requirements unique to the program to which you are applying, such as essays, resumes, etc., are built into the application.