Admission Plans

Early Decision and Early Action allow students to receive an admission decision earlier than their peers who apply Regular Admission. Once accepted, students can pay the enrollment deposit and complete the Housing Application. (Assignments are made based on the Housing Application completion date.)

For more information, see the Key Documents Chart.

Early Decision

The Early Decision deadline is for students who want to complete the admissions process early in their senior year and commit to attend Baylor if accepted, provided they are offered sufficient financial assistance. Students pursuing this admission route must complete Baylor's online application (available through goBAYLOR, the Common App, or ApplyTexas) and are required to submit the short answer responses through goBAYLOR. By applying ED, students agree to sign the Early Decision Agreement Form along with their application. Students may still apply to other institutions that have a rolling decision admission process and/or a regular decision admission process. However, if accepted to Baylor under the Early Decision plan, students must withdraw all other school's applications, pay the non-refundable $500 deposit, and attend Baylor. ED applicants must submit their application and required materials by November 1. They will receive an admission decision by December 15 and, if accepted, have until February 1 to make their final decision. If an ED applicant is deferred, Baylor may ask for further supporting materials and/or reconsider the application for Regular Admission. Questions? Check out our Early Decision FAQ's or contact your Admissions Counselor for further details.

Early Action

The Early Action deadline is designed for students who want to complete the admissions process early in their senior year. Applying Early Action does not restrict a student from applying to other schools or for scholarships and financial aid. Early Action applicants must complete Baylor's online application (available through goBAYLOR, the Common App, or ApplyTexas) and submit required materials by November 1. They will receive an admission decision by January 15 and, if accepted, have until May 1 to make their final decision. If an Early Action applicant is deferred, Baylor may ask for further supporting materials and/or reconsider the application for Regular Admission.

Regular Admission

Students who are interested in attending Baylor should plan to apply no later than the February 1 Regular Admission deadline. Any admission applications received after February 1 will be considered for admissions, campus housing and academic scholarships depending on available space and funding. Regular Admission applicants must complete Baylor's online application (available through goBAYLOR, the Common App, or ApplyTexas) and submit required materials by February 1. They will receive an admission decision by April 10 and, if accepted, have until May 1 to make their final decision.