Application Process



International Freshmen Applicants - Fall Admission

  • 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)
We strongly encourage International Freshman students to apply by the November 1 deadline so we have sufficient time to receive documents and process your application file.

International Transfer & Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Spring Application Deadline: November 15
Fall Application Deadline: June 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 exactly what items we have received and what is needed to complete your file by the deadline.

1. High School Transcripts

We accept high school transcripts in these two ways:

  • OFFICIAL: Official transcripts can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source (, Naviance, Parchment, CommonApp, or TRex). 
  • UNOFFICIAL: 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 and include as an attachment.

  • Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. If your school's education system only has three years of secondary school, please have the previous year submitted as well.
  • Transcripts should be submitted in the original language and accompanied by an official literal English translation.
  • Although original documents are preferred, certified photocopies are acceptable when a signature and the stamp from the school or government official is included. Copies received through fax or email are not considered official. Students can self submit transcripts as long as they are in official, sealed envelopes from their secondary school.
  • Applicants from schools with external exams or leaving certificates should have their exams or certificates submitted to Baylor directly from the testing agency (IGCSE, GCE, WAEC, CBSE, IB, etc.). If you are unsure about which transcripts or exams are required for your country's education system, see our Required Secondary School Credentials by Country page.
  • If you have not yet taken your examination, your admission may be contingent upon our receipt of your exam results.
  • If using outside credential evaluators, Baylor will only accept evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). If you choose to use one of these services, Baylor requires copies of the original transcripts to accompany the evaluation.
2. Submission of Documentation

Electronic copies are only official if sent from TRex (for Texas schools), Parchment, Naviance, or through the Common App.

Mailed documents should be sent to:

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

3. Official SAT/ACT Scores

Students applying from secondary schools outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to Baylor; however some majors will require the submission of the SAT or ACT for admission into their specific academic program. Students who opt to not submit standardized test scores will not be eligible for merit-based scholarships, and they may be selected for additional review. 

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.

4. Proof of English Language Proficiency

To meet this requirement, submit one of the following items directly from the testing agency. Copies are not accepted.

  • Official transcript (mark sheet) showing the completion of one year of full-time study at a school located in the United States
  • Official statement of completion from one full year of full-time study at a school where English is the official language of instruction
  • Official SAT 1 Critical Reading score of 470 (old SAT) OR new SAT reading score of 26
  • ACT English score of 20
  • Official IELTS score of 6.5
  • Official TOEFL score of 80 (We will accept your TOEFL MyBest Score.)
  • Official PTE score of 60
  • Duolingo English Test score of 110

*Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as listed above may be individually considered for admission through a holistic review process.

5. CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Non-U.S. citizens attending a secondary school outside of the U.S. are required to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE as part of a complete application file.
If you are seeking need-based financial assistance as an international student, you must fill out a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to apply for aid. Baylor will not consider your application until you have satisfied this requirement. If you do not need financial assistance and want this requirement waived, call (254) 710-3435 to discuss with your admissions counselor.

6. Essay

A short essay is required as part of the application process.