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.

Major Event Date Min. SAT Min. ACT
Arts & Sciences* November 17 1290 or 1360 27 or 29
Business October 9
October 23
October 30
November 6
April 9 (full)
1360 29
Communication Sciences
and Disorders
October 23 1290 27
Education** November 20 1290 27
Engineering &
Computer Science
October 30
November 6
November 13 (full)
November 20 (full)
April 13 (full)
1360 29
Family & Consumer Sciences October 27 1290 27
Health, Human Performance
and Recreation***
October 16
January 26
1290 27
Honors College (Registration Full) September 11
October 9 
November 13 (full)
December 4 (full)
January 29 (full)
1360 29
Pre-Nursing November 27 (full)
December 1 (full)
1290 27
Theatre November 10
March 23
1290 27
Undecided* November 17 1360 29

*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.

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.



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.