Key Documents Chart

Early Decision 1 (Binding)
November 1 No later than December 15 February 15* Online application through
goBAYLOR
ApplyTexas
Common Application
Application
Essay
Early Decision Agreement
Official high school transcript
Official SAT and/or ACT scores**
Short answer responses submitted through goBaylor
CSS Profile and FAFSA if requesting need-based aid
Priority Deadline: November 1***
January 15 Résumé SAT: October 2
ACT: September 11
Accept, deny, ask for further supporting materials, reconsider during Regular Admission

*All deadlines are by 5 p.m. CST. If you are accepted less than two weeks before, or any time after the above deadlines, please refer to the deadline listed in your acceptance letter.

**Learn more about our Test Optional policy.

***If you are seeking a non-custodial parent waiver or do not need financial assistance, you will have the opportunity to fill out a waiver if accepted. These waivers do not need to be completed by the FAFSA/CSS Profile November 1 deadline.

****To expedite your application file completion process, we highly recommend you select Baylor as an automatic recipient prior to your exam. If you request this after the exam, this will delay your application file.

Early Decision 2 (Binding)
February 1 No later than March 1 April 1* Online application through
goBAYLOR
ApplyTexas
Common Application
Application
Essay
Early Decision Agreement
Official high school transcript
Official SAT and/or ACT scores**
Short answer responses submitted through goBaylor
CSS Profile and FAFSA if requesting need-based aid
Final Deadline: February 1
March 15 Résumé
Letters of recommendation
SAT: December 4
ACT: December 11
Accept, deny, ask for further supporting materials, reconsider during Regular Admission

*All deadlines are by 5 p.m. CST. If you are accepted less than two weeks before, or any time after the above deadlines, please refer to the deadline listed in your acceptance letter.

**Learn more about our Test Optional policy.

***To expedite your application file completion process, we highly recommend you select Baylor as an automatic recipient prior to your exam. If you request this after the exam, this will delay your application file.

Early Action
November 1 No later than January 15  May 1* Online application through
goBAYLOR
ApplyTexas
Common Application
Application
Essay
Official high school transcript
Official SAT and/or ACT scores**
CSS Profile and FAFSA if requesting need-based aid
Priority Deadline: November 1***
February 1
Résumé
Letters of recommendation
Short answer responses submitted through goBaylor

SAT: October 2
ACT: September 11
Accept, deny, ask for further supporting materials, reconsider during Regular Admission

*All deadlines are by 5 p.m. CDT. If you are accepted less than two weeks before, or any time after the above deadlines, please refer to the deadline listed in your acceptance letter.  

**Learn more about our Test Optional policy.

***If you are seeking a non-custodial parent waiver or do not need financial assistance, you will have the opportunity to fill out a waiver if accepted. These waivers do not need to be completed by the FAFSA/CSS Profile November 1 deadline.

****To expedite your application file completion process, we highly recommend you select Baylor as an automatic recipient prior to your exam. If you request this after the exam, this will delay your application file.

Regular Admission
     February 1 April 10 May 1* Online application through
goBAYLOR
ApplyTexas
Common Application
Application
Essay
Official high school transcript
Official SAT and/or ACT scores**
CSS Profile and FAFSA if requesting need-based aid
Final Deadline: February 1
April 10
Résumé
Letters of recommendation
Short answer responses submitted through goBaylor

SAT: December 4
ACT: December 11
Accept, deny, waitlist offer

*All deadlines are by 5 p.m. CST. If you are accepted less than two weeks before, or any time after the above deadlines, please refer to the deadline listed in your acceptance letter. 

**Learn more about our Test Optional policy.

***To expedite your application file completion process, we highly recommend you select Baylor as an automatic recipient prior to your exam. If you request this after the exam, this will delay your application file.