Apply to the HRC

Because admission to the HRC is very competitive, we encourage you to apply early.

Incoming Baylor Student Application Process

  • To be considered for membership in the HRC, you must be admitted to one or more of the Honors College programs/majors. We nonetheless encourage you to apply to the HRC simultaneously. Your application for membership in the HRC will be processed pending your admission to an Honors College program.

    HRC Application Checklist

    1. Apply to Baylor.

    2. Submit your deposit, once accepted.

    3. Apply to an Honors College program/major and fill out the online HRC application.

    How To Login

    *The HRC application system requires your Bear_ID (first name_last name) and password.

    Activate your Bear_ID

    Decision Process

    Below is the timeline for the HRC application rounds:

    Student Application Deadline Admission Notification Student Confirmation Deadline
    Round 1 December 16 (Monday) January 6 (Monday) January 20 (Monday)
    Round 2 January 27 (Monday) February 10 (Monday) February 24 (Monday)
    Round 3 March 3 (Monday) March 17 (Monday) March 31 (Monday)
    Round 4 April 7 (Monday) April 21 (Monday) May 5 (Monday)
    Round 5 May 12 (Monday) May 27 (Tuesday) June 9 (Monday)
    Round 6 June 16 (Monday) June 30 (Monday) July 14 (Monday)
    Round 7 July 17 (Thursday)* * *

    *Starting July 17, admission into the HRC will be processed as received.

    Students must have applied on or before each of the stated Student Application Deadline dates in order to be considered. If interested in more than one LLP, it is best to apply for them all at once (maximum of 4). In doing so, all LLPs will notify students their application status at the same time (Admission Notification date). Students must Accept or Decline each offer received by the Student Confirmation Deadline date, or the offer will be void.

    To accept or decline any offer(s) received, go to Log back into the application system using your Bear_ID and password, click on the My Applications tab at the top of the application system, and accept or decline the offer. If you have applied to more than one program, please note that only one offer can be accepted, and once selected, the student's status in other programs will be designated as "declined."

    Specific room and roommate assignments will not be announced until June.

    Important Note: Because incoming Baylor students must be admitted into one of the four Honors College programs to be eligible to reside in the Honors Residential College, our HRC placement committee will process only the applications of those incoming students who have already been admitted into at least one such program. Those who apply for HRC residence without having already been admitted into an Honors College program will simply have their HRC application forms held as pending until such acceptance (i.e., into the BIC, or into the Honors Program, etc.) can be verified.