Baylor2 Seminary Program

Each year, Baylor University selects up to eight ambitious freshmen to join the Baylor2 Seminary Program. This program streamlines admission into Truett Seminary provided students meet program criteria. Selection into the program carries with it a $3,000 scholarship toward a Baylor undergraduate degree, renewable for up to four years, and a $2,000 scholarship toward a Master of Divinity degree from Truett Seminary, renewable for up to three years. Participants also have the opportunity to earn up to 18 hours toward their Truett Seminary degree while an undergraduate student at Baylor, thus accelerating the completion time for earning the master's degree.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Who Should Apply

The Baylor2 Seminary Program is designed for students who plan to major 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 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 December 1, 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, students 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 19, 2018. If selected to interview, you will be asked to complete a registration form by November 10, 2017. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a formal confirmation email by November 17, 2017.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Complete Admission File Deadline November 1
Baylor2 Seminary Program Application & Essay Deadline December 1 (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