We do not have a preference on which application you choose. 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. Here are the documents that will be included on your checklist.
Transcripts must be received or postmarked by the application deadline to be considered for admission.
An official transcript includes the school's official seal or the signature of a school administrator and is either sent directly from the school or submitted in an envelope sealed by the school.
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient to complete your application file, however, please note that final enrollment at Baylor is contingent upon receipt of an official transcript. If you would like to submit an unofficial transcript to complete your application file, simply upload a scanned copy in your goBAYLOR account or email email@example.com and include as an attachment.
HOW WE ACCEPT THEM:
Electronic copies are only official if they are sent from a secure source (i.e. Parchment, Naviance, TRex). Emailed transcripts, copies and faxes are not accepted. Electronic transcripts are processed in 3-5 days.
Paper transcripts may be mailed to the following address and are processed in 2-4 weeks.
One Bear Place #97056
Waco, TX 76798
Your transcript must show:
Grades received through the end of the junior year
*If your school does not rank, please submit a school profile or letter from a school administrator indicating that your school does not rank.
You will see a check mark in your goBAYLOR account after we have reviewed your transcript and determined it satisfies the requirement.
4. Test Scores
We accept SAT or ACT scores in these three 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: Test scores can be sent through the collegeboard or ACT student website. Baylor's SAT code is 6032, and Baylor's ACT code is 4062. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: We can accept test scores listed on an official high school transcript.
*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. Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA & CSS Profile
To be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid, you must submit both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile. Both applications open annually on October 1 and should be submitted by the priority date to be considered for the most available funds.
Freshman Early Decision and Early Action: November 1
Freshman and Transfer Regular Admission: February 1
If you miss this priority date, please submit the applications as soon as possible and you will be reviewed for eligibility on any funds that are available.
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. Early graduation statements can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 submitting 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
Application materials can also be mailed to:
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.