Each year, Baylor University hosts a one-day visit and scholarship competition for prospective students who have selected Religion as their major or minor and who intend to pursue Christian vocational ministry. While all who attend the scheduled day and enroll at Baylor in the Fall 2019 semester will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship, one participant will be selected to receive a $10,000 per year scholarship ($5,000/semester), renewable for up to four years (up to $40,000 total). This Baylor2Seminary program additionally streamlines admission into Truett Seminary provided the student meets the program criteria and awards the student a 100% tuition Truett Seminary scholarship for those that complete the undergrad program with at least a 3.25 GPA. The recipient also has the opportunity to receive credit for up to 18 hours toward his or her Truett Seminary degree, thus accelerating the completion time for earning the master's degree.
The Baylor2 Seminary Program is designed for students who plan to major or minor in Religion as undergraduates at Baylor and then attend Truett Seminary. This program is designed for students who have scored 1280 or above on the SAT (math and critical reading) or a 27 or above on the ACT. Scores may be superscored between the same tests.
Students interested in applying for the Baylor2 Seminary Program should follow these steps:
Following the interview day, the student selected for the Baylor2 Seminary Program will be required to submit a Church Certification Form from their home church and a letter of recommendation from their pastor. These items are designed to show evidence of the student's divine call to church-related vocational ministry and that he or she is an active church member who demonstrates a lifestyle of commitment to the principles of the Christian life.
Baylor2 Seminary Program students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and successfully complete Religion 2480 (Introduction to Ministry). In addition, they must receive a ministry endorsement from their Religion 2480 professor.
You can expect to be on campus from about 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to your interview, you will:
A committee of representatives from Baylor's Religion Department and Truett Seminary will select finalists for the program. These candidates will be invited to campus for an interview day. If selected to interview, you will be asked to complete a registration form. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a formal confirmation email.
|Complete Admission File Deadline||November 1|
|Baylor2 Seminary Program Application & Essay Deadline||TBD (9 a.m. CST)|
|Decision Notifications in goBAYLOR||TBD|
|Registration Due||TBD (9 a.m. CST)|
|Formal Confirmation Email Sent By||TBD|
|Baylor2 Interview Day||TBD|
|Selection Notification Date||TBD|