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 2020 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) provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 GPA. This Baylor2 Seminary 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.

Event Date

Monday, February 10, 2020
(application closed)

Who Should Apply

The BaylorSeminary 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 composite scores of 1280 or above on the SAT (math and critical reading) or a 27 or above on the ACT. 

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 to be considered for the interview day.
  2. Submit the Baylor2 Seminary Program application by the deadline below (9:00 a.m. CST). The application requires you to answer two 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 his or her 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 recipients 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 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 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 review the essays and application and then select the candidates for the 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 that you have been invited to the interview day.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Complete Admission File Deadline November 1
Baylor2 Seminary Program Application & Essay Deadline January 6 (9 a.m. CST)
Decision Notifications (via goBAYLOR and Email) January 13
Registration Deadline January 15 (9 a.m. CST)
Formal Confirmation Email Sent By January 17
Baylor2 Interview Day February 10
Scholarship Notification Date (via goBAYLOR and Email) March 15