About Accelerate

Accelerate: Baylor University Pre-College Program gives students the opportunity to begin their academic pursuits and get ahead on general education course requirements that will apply to a range of Baylor degrees but also may be transferable to other universities. This is a unique opportunity to get a jump start on Baylor courses – and general education courses that will prepare students for college-level rigor.

Admission to the Accelerate program is competitive; rising high school juniors and rising high school seniors are expected to demonstrate an exemplary academic record with excellent GPAs of mostly As and Bs in courses.

Students enrolled in Accelerate may be assigned classes specific for pre-college students or general Baylor sections. All course content meets the high academic standards of Baylor University and provides college-level experience and course credit. 

Students whose school is currently not an Affiliate, may be enrolled independently as they gain experience and college credit and choose from a select offering of classes taught by Baylor faculty.

For questions concerning registration for Accelerate, contact Kristy Brischke at accelerate@baylor.edu


"Accelerate gave me a jumpstart on my college experience, gave me credit hours for a discount financially, and gave me a taste of Baylor University. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make the time for [it], but if you just take the jump, I promise the experience is well worth it — I feel more confident, prepared, and equipped for college because of it." ~ Allie