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 fall within the minimum and maximum 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. If your scores are higher than SAT 1410 or ACT 31, please consider applying for an Invitation to Excellence event.
Min & Max SAT
Min & Max ACT
|Arts & Sciences / Undecided*||Registration closed||1300-1410||28-31|
|Business||March 30, 2020||1360-1410||30-31|
|Family & Consumer Sciences||Registration closed||1280-1410||27-31|
|Health, Human Performance
|Honors College||Registration closed
|Music****||February 3, 2020||1280-1410||27-31|
|Public Health||Registration closed||1280-1410||27-31|
|Theatre||December 6, 2019
February 21, 2020
*Majors include: Anthropology, Art, Aviation Sciences, Classics, English, Environmental Science, Film & Digital Media, Geosciences, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Medical Humanities, Physics, Political Science, Public Relations & New Media, Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Statistics and Undecided or Undeclared majors.
**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 Science Studies, All Level Physical Education, Health Science Studies, Exercise Physiology, Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Recreation and Leisure Services, 5-Year Joint BS/MAT in Athletic Training and 5-Year Joint BSEd/MS in Sport Pedagogy. Please note that this event is exclusive to majors and programs housed in Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences. This event does not include majors housed within the College of Arts & Sciences.
****Majors include: Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BMED) and Bachelor of Arts in Music. Instruments include: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp and Piano. Please note that students must select one of the listed majors AND one of the listed instruments to qualify for this event.
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. Only students with a complete admission file (application along with all the required items) will be considered. 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.
Students will be notified via email with a scholarship decision by the following dates: