2019-2020 Application Process

For those who will be applying to Baylor during the 2019-2020 academic year, here's what you'll need to know as you prepare. 


Our application will open on August 1.



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


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.


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. Essay

3. High School Transcript: Transcripts can be sent from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or through a secure electronic source (Naviance, Parchment, CommonApp, or TRex). Emailed transcripts, copies and faxes are not accepted. The transcript 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.

4. 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.

Baylor's SAT code is 6032. Baylor's ACT code is 4062.

*Baylor is collecting CLT (Classical Learning Test) scores for research purposes.  If you have taken the CLT and would like to submit your score to Baylor, please send your exam results via the CLT website and we will add them to your application file as an additional piece of information.

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.

5. CSS Profile and FAFSA 

Applicants who are seeking institutional need-based aid are required to submit the CSS Profile and the FAFSA.
Applicants who are seeking federal and state need-based aid are required to submit the FAFSA.

6. 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.

7. 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)


Please mail all application materials to:

Undergraduate Admissions
One Bear Place #97056
Waco, TX 76798-7056

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.