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.
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.
|Major||Event Date||Min. SAT||Min. ACT|
|Arts & Sciences*||November 17||1290 or 1360||27 or 29|
April 9 (full)
November 13 (full)
November 20 (full)
April 13 (full)
|Family & Consumer Sciences||October 27||1290||27|
|Health, Human Performance
|Honors College (Registration Full)||September 11
November 13 (full)
December 4 (full)
January 29 (full)
|Pre-Nursing||November 27 (full)
December 1 (full)
*Arts & Sciences Majors requiring a 1290 SAT or 27 ACT include: Anthropology, Art, Classics, Geosciences, History, Journalism, Public Relations, New Media, Modern Language Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology. Arts & Sciences Majors requiring a 1360 SAT or 29 ACT include: English, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Statistics, 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.
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.
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.