High School Counselors

2018-2019 Application

The application will be available in early August.

2018-2019 Deadlines and Notifications

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

2018-2019 Application Reminders
  • The Baylor Application is FREE!
    • Please remind your students there is NO fee to apply.
    All prospective students MUST create a goBAYLOR account.  
    • Regardless of the application program they use, students are required to create a goBAYLOR account to see the status of their application file and get important updates along the way. If a student applies with the Common App or ApplyTexas, he/she should wait to receive an email from Baylor prior to setting up his/her goBAYLOR account. 
  • Baylor is on the Common Application
    • Please note: If your student starts his/her application in the Common App but later choose to submit his/her application outside of the Common App (via another application portal), any required documents attached to the Common App file will NOT be sent to Baylor, and he/she will need to submit the required documents via goBAYLOR, mail, or electronically through approved methods such as Naviance.
    • For more information about what is needed to complete his/her file, he/she should visit baylor.edu/gobaylor.
  • Encourage students to bring their application to life with a ZeeMee virtual resume.
    • ZeeMee allows students to upload pictures,videos (practically anything) to an online profile to set themselves apart from other applicants. Students can create a profile at www.zeemee.com and submit their profile's URL on their application or in goBAYLOR. 
2018-2019 Test Reminders
  • Students can self-report their highest ACT/SAT scores on the application.
  • Should a student be accepted, Baylor will need these scores in an official format.
  • Baylor does not require the writing portion of either the ACT or SAT.
  • Students can submit short answer responses in goBAYLOR to provide more about themselves. 
FAFSA and Prior-Prior Year (PPY)
  • Students in the 2018-2019 application cycle will be able to file the FAFSA beginning October 1 and use tax information from 2017. This will hopefully allow them to receive financial aid notifications earlier in the admissions process.
CSS Profile
  • To be considered for any Baylor need-based financial aid, students must complete the CSS Profile (incoming Freshman/Transfer only) starting on October 1. Baylor uses the CSS Profile to determine demonstrated financial need for the university's need-based grant and scholarship programs. 
Send us your electronic transcripts!
  • Electronic transcripts are received and processed much quicker than paper transcripts. They can also be tracked online to verify delivery, and test scores or other documents can be included as attachments. It's a win-win for you and your students! 
  • Texas Schools: Baylor accepts electronic transcripts via TREx. Contact Lana Waden for more information.
  • Out-of-State Schools: Baylor accepts Naviance and Parchment transcripts.
  • Non Ranking Schools: If you're a non ranking school, please email admissions@baylor.edu with a non-ranking statement for the school so that we can process the transcripts accordingly. 
Don't make these top 3 transcript errors! 
  • Every year we receive hundreds of transcripts that are missing crucial information, which then holds up the students’ admissions file and slows down the decision process. Here are the top 3 missing components you should be extra mindful of:
    • Class rank and class size 
    • All grade levels--we have to have 9th, 10th and 11th grades even if the student did coursework at another school.
    • Early Grad Statements for early graduating seniors (separate document that should come with the transcript)