How to Apply

Choosing to pursue college credit at Baylor during your high school days is a tremendous undertaking and is meant for only those students that are prepared to be challenged and stretched and are ready to excel.

Classes will be taught by Baylor faculty in the supportive Christian environment that is a hallmark of a Baylor education. Students will learn alongside their peers and also have the assurance that these classes will support most degree plans and majors.

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Standards for Admission are as follows:
  • Accelerate prepares students for the rigor of Baylor and other college classes and if completed successfully, will demonstrate students' ability to perform in college-level courses. Academically exemplary rising high school seniors and rising high school juniors with excellent GPAs are eligible to apply. 
  • Accelerate applicants must submit transcripts with ALL high school semesters of work they have completed. 
  • A student’s high school transcript must demonstrate a strong record of academic success, reflected through mostly As and Bs in courses. Baylor recommends that students are on track to complete 4-year units of math and 4-year units of science by the time they graduate from high school.
Tuition and Fees
  • $750 per credit hour tuition. Most courses are 3-4 hours of credit, so the Accelerate courses are between $2,250-3,000 a class. (A savings of $1,300 per hour!)
Semester Application Open Registration Deadline Semester Dates
Spring 2022 Term September 1 - November 15 December 3 January 18 - May 12
Summer 2022 Term February 1 - May 1 May 6 - Summer I;
July 2 - Summer II
Summer I- June 6-July 8;
Summer II -July 11-August 12
Fall 2022 Term May 1 - July 1 July 15 August 22 - December 15

For more information about Baylor's Accelerate, contact Kristy Brischke.