2018-2019 Application Process

For those who will be applying to Baylor during the 2018-2019 academic year, here's what you'll need to know as you prepare. 

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 1

  • Early Decision (binding; for students who commit to attending Baylor if accepted; receive a decision by December 15)
  • Early Action (non-binding; receive a decision by January 15)

February 1

  • Regular Admission (non-binding; receive a decision by April 10)

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR APPLICATION METHOD

Regardless of your application choice, you must create a goBAYLOR account to track your application status. This is where we will communicate what is needed to complete your application file and additional enrollment steps for accepted students.

STEP 3: REVIEW THE APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Your goBAYLOR account will show you exactly what items we have received and what is needed to complete your file by the deadline.

1. Completed Application for Admission

2. High School Transcript: Send your transcript from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope. It should include your class rank and grades through the end of your junior year. If your school does not rank, please submit a school profile or letter from an administrator that says so. Electronic copies are only accepted from these secure sources: Parchment, Naviance or TRex.

3. Test Scores: We accept SAT or ACT scores in these ways:

SELF-REPORTED: You may self-report your best test scores on your application for admission. We will use these scores when we review your file, so please make sure they are accurate and correct - entering false information, even by accident, could disqualify your application. If accepted, you will need to have the testing agency send your official scores to our office by May 1.

SUBMITTED FROM THE TESTING AGENCY: We must receive your scores from the testing agency by the application deadline. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
PRO TIP: Send us all your test scores. We will combine your highest section scores from all test dates and review your best total score with your application.

4. CSS Profile and/or FAFSA 

CSS Profile is required for all applicants who are seeking institutional need-based aid.
FAFSA is required if you are seeking federal need-based aid.  

5. Other Requirements

Other steps might be required based on your individual circumstances. Check your goBAYLOR account to see if you need to submit any of these items. Some of the most common extra requirements include:

Early graduation - If you plan to graduate from high school in less than four academic years, please have your counselor submit documentation of this decision to Baylor.

College transcripts - If you’ve taken college courses as dual credit, please submit an official transcript from each college you’ve attended.

6. Recommended Items

These items allow us to get to know you better and can enhance your application file. Submit them through your goBAYLOR account after completing your application for admission.

  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Early Decision applicants)

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please mail all application materials to:

Undergraduate Admissions
One Bear Place #97056
Waco, TX 76798-0756

You may send materials separately, but clearly indicate your full name and date of birth on each item to help us match it to your application file. Submit documentation of this decision to Baylor.

 

UPON ACCEPTANCE:

If you are accepted, the next step is to pay the non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your place in the class and submit your Housing Application.