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. Here's the 2019-2020 schedule.
|Arts & Sciences*||February 14, 2020||1280 or 1340||27|
|Business||October 28, 2019
November 18, 2019
March 30, 2020
|October 25, 2019||1280||27|
|Education**||November 25, 2019||1280||27|
|November 25, 2019
December 2, 2019
|Family & Consumer Sciences||November 1, 2019||1280||27|
|Health, Human Performance
|October 21, 2019||1280||27|
|Honors College||October 4, 2019
December 6, 2019
March 2, 2020
|Music||February 3, 2020||1340||29|
|Pre-Nursing||2019 Dates Coming Soon||1280||27|
|Public Health||October 14, 2019||1280||27|
|Theatre||December 6, 2019
February 21, 2020
|Undecided*||February 14, 2020||1340||29|
*Arts & Sciences majors requiring a 1280 SAT or 27 ACT include: Anthropology, Art, Classics, Geosciences, History, Journalism, Public Relations & New Media, Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy, Religion and Sociology. Arts & Sciences majors requiring a 1340 SAT or 29 ACT include: English, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, 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 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.