Honors College Application Information
How To Login:
If you HAVE submitted your deposit to the University, select "Bear ID" when you reach the login page, and use your Bear ID (first name_last name).
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Once you begin the application(s), it may take a minute or two for various pages to fully load. Please be patient during this process, and click "Submit" only once.
The Honors College is comprised of two programs -- the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and the Honors Program -- and two majors -- Great Texts and University Scholars. Entrance into the Honors College is by way of a program. See how these programs and majors compare and contrast.
Each program in the Honors College requires an application except for the Great Texts Program, which is offered as a major/minor. Learn how to select Great Texts as your major/minor below under the "Great Texts Preview" heading.
For all other Honors College programs, you MUST submit a program-specific application to be considered for entrance into that program and into the Honors College.
Applying to One Honors College Program
Once you begin a specific program's application, it must be completed in one sitting. If you close the application prior to clicking "Submit," the application will be lost and you must begin again. To ensure that you are prepared to complete the application in one sitting, review the questions for the appropriate application below.
Applying to More Than One Honors College Program
After submitting one program's application, if you wish to apply to another program, you may do so at that time or login again from this page at a later time to submit subsequent program applications. To ensure that you are prepared to complete an application in one sitting, review the application questions below.
BIC & Honors Program Application Preview
The BIC and Honors Program share a single application. Once you login, you will have the option to direct your application to the BIC, the Honors Program, or both. If you are applying to the BIC, we strongly recommend that you thoroughly review the BIC Web site prior to applying. Review the BIC.
You will be asked to submit answers to the following questions. You may type your answers beforehand and use the copy/paste feature within the application. Essays submitted on this application also will be taken into account by the Honors College Scholarship Committee if you also submit the Honors College Scholarship Application (available online in January).
NOTE: In the event the application is not submitted successfully, you will need to resubmit the application. So, be sure to save all of your answers.
Aperta quicquid veritas prodit. (Whatever truth brings forth is good.): true or false?
BIC Application Deadline: Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and acceptance e-mails are sent on a weekly basis following phone interviews. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for advising and housing purposes. (NOTE: You may only enter the BIC as an incoming freshman.)
Honors Program Application Deadline: Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and acceptance letters will be sent on a monthly basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for advising and housing purposes.
Great Texts Preview
Great Texts is offered as a major/minor and does not have an application deadline.
Great Texts Majors:
To declare Great Texts as a major, you must:
Great Texts Minors:
To declare Great Texts as a minor, login to the Honors College application and simply select "Great Texts" when asked to indicate the program(s) in the Honors College to which you would like to apply. After submitting the Honors College application, you will be asked to select whether you would like to add Great Texts as a major or minor. You may login by simply clicking "Apply Now!" at the top of this page.
University Scholars Application Preview
TIP: Applying to the Honors Program will cause you to be a stronger candidate for the University Scholars Program.
The following are the five criteria for admission into the University Scholars Program:
Send your recommendation letter to:
Or email your letter to the University Scholars Program Office at University_Scholars@baylor.edu.
University Scholars Application Deadline: Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and acceptance letters will be sent on a monthly basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for advising and housing purposes.