Baylor2 Seminary Program

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.

Date

Friday, January 25, 2019 (The application is now closed)

Who Should Apply

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.

Requirements for Consideration

Students interested in applying for the Baylor2 Seminary Program should follow these steps:

  1. Submit a completed admission file to Baylor University by November 1 and select "religion" as your intended major or minor on the application. Your goBAYLOR account will show you what is needed to complete your application file. You must complete your file by the November 1 deadline to qualify for the interview day.
  2. Submit the Baylor2 Seminary Program application by Monday, December 3, 2018 (9:00 a.m. CST). The application requires you to answer the following essay questions in 750 words or less: 
    • Submit your in-depth testimony.
    • Submit your in-depth testimony of your personal call to church-related vocational ministry along with examples of your ministry experience.

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.

Requirements During Undergraduate Program

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.

The Schedule

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:

  • Tour campus
  • Attend a panel discussion with current undergraduate and seminary students
  • Meet with faculty from the Department of Religion and Truett Seminary
  • Learn more about financial aid
  • Enjoy lunch with other applicants, current students and faculty

How You'll Be Notified

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 on January 25, 2019. If selected to interview, you will be asked to complete a registration form by December 13, 2018. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a formal confirmation email by December 15, 2018.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Complete Admission File Deadline November 1
Baylor2 Seminary Program Application & Essay Deadline December 3 (9 a.m. CST)
Decision Emails Sent By December 6
Registration Due December 13 (9 a.m. CST)
Formal Confirmation Email Sent By December 15
Baylor2 Interview Day January 25
Selection Notification Date March 1