Freshman Engineering Admission Requirements

The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers three engineering majors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and General Engineering.

Freshman Engineering Admission Requirements

  • Students applying to Baylor with test scores must have earned a composite ACT/SAT score of 26/1240.
  • Students applying to Baylor without test scores will be holistically reviewed. A student’s high school transcript must demonstrate a strong record of academic success. Baylor recommends that students complete 4-year units of math and 4-year units of science by the time they graduate from high school. See more information here.

Application Process

  • Submit an application for admission by the stated deadlines.
  • Select a first and second choice major on the application.
  • If admitted into the university, students who qualify for Pre-Engineering will be notified in goBAYLOR.
  • Students who do not initially qualify for their first choice major may continue to re-test and/or send in updated transcripts until enrolling at Baylor.  However, new academic information must be processed by Undergraduate Admissions before they can register for pre-engineering courses.
  • Students who do not initially qualify may also appeal to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in Engineering and Computer Science to be considered for admission.
    • Students should write a brief letter explaining why they feel they would be successful as a Pre-Engineering major and e-mail the appeal to
    • If they self-reported their test scores, they should plan to provide their official score report with their appeal.
    • Appeals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the beginning of the Fall 2021 term.

All entering freshman will be classified as Pre-Engineering majors. In order to progress to the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and General Engineering majors, a student must earn a B or better in the introductory engineering courses, EGR 1301 and EGR 1302. In addition, students will take two math courses during the first year. All math courses require a grade of C or better.

For more information, contact an academic advisor at