Distinguished Scholars Day

Many academic departments offer enhanced visit experiences for academically talented students. These invitation-only events, called Distinguished Scholars Days, are offered in conjunction with the standard campus visit and are designed to showcase exciting discipline-specific opportunities available. Participants can also apply for a $3,000 Distinguished Scholarship after attending the event.

Who Can Attend

Students must select a major within the following academic departments and must meet minimum test score requirements to be invited to attend. Scores vary by academic department (see below). Registration is available on a first come, first served basis. Here's the 2018-2019 schedule.

Major
Event Date
Min. SAT
Min. ACT
Arts & Sciences* November 16 1280 or 1340 27 or 29
Business October 15
October 29
November 5
April 8
1340 29
Communication Sciences
and Disorders
October 5 1280 27
Education** November 19 1280 27
Engineering &
Computer Science
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26
1340 29
Family & Consumer Sciences October 26 1280 27
Health, Human Performance
and Recreation***
October 22
February 1
1280 27
Honors College October 1
November 19
December 3
February 11
1340 29
Pre-Nursing November 26
November 30
1280 27
Theatre January 18
February 15
1280 27
Undecided* November 16 1340 29

*Arts & Sciences majors requiring a 1280 SAT or 27 ACT include: Art, Environmental Science, Public Relations, New Media, Modern Language Cultures, Physics, Political Science, and Statistics. Arts & Sciences majors requiring a 1340 SAT or 29 ACT include: Anthropology, Classics, English, Geosciences, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and students who are currently Undecided majors interested in studying in the College of Arts & Sciences.

**Majors include: Elementary Education, Middle Grades English, Language Arts & Reading, Middle Grades Math, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Social Studies, Secondary English, Language Arts & Reading, Secondary Life Science, Secondary Math, Secondary Physical Science, Secondary Social Studies and All Level Special Education.

***Majors include: Pre-Health and Human Sciences, Athletic Training, All Level Physical Education, Community Health, Health Science Studies, Exercise Physiology, Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, and Recreation and Leisure Studies.

How Do I Register?

If you think you qualify to attend a Distinguished Scholars Day, be sure to submit your application for admission as soon as possible. Based on the intended major selected on the application for admission, students who meet the minimum criteria will be notified through their goBAYLOR account and invited to register for an event. To allow as many students as possible to benefit from Distinguished Scholars Days, you may only attend one event that corresponds to the intended major you select when applying for admission.

 

Schedule

Schedules vary but generally include an admissions and financial aid presentation, campus tour, and interaction with department faculty and current students. Registered students will receive a detailed schedule about a week before the event.

Scholarship Details

Students who attend a Distinguished Scholars Day can apply for a $3,000 Distinguished Scholarship. This scholarship is renewable over four years and is stackable on top of Baylor academic scholarships. Details on how to apply for the scholarship will be provided to attendees.