Summer Programs for Juniors

If you're a high school junior right now trying to decide what to do next summer, we have some great options for you to consider! We hope you'll apply for one of our summer programs designed specifically for rising high school seniors. Each of these programs will give you a glimpse into what life is like at Baylor while diving into a subject of interest to you.


Summer of Discovery

Baylor's Summer of Discovery is making it easy for students entering their senior year of High School to get started early on their college career while completing courses online from home this summer. With an innovative collection of discounted online course bundles, student leaders have an opportunity to explore their interests and see how they can impact a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic — all while earning college credit. Summer of Discovery courses include core requirements that are transferable, apply toward multiple majors, and will serve as a foundation for a robust college experience. Students who enroll in and complete nine hours of course credit with a 3.0 GPA or higher will jump to the front of the line for early admission into Baylor’s Fall 2021 entering class. Learn more about Summer of Discovery.


Advanced Studies

Advanced Studies is a program that allows qualified high school students to take courses at Baylor during the summer after their junior year. Students may attend either one or both summer sessions if they meet the admission requirements. Students must complete their junior year with appropriate progress made toward graduation, either rank in the top quarter of their high school class or have a 3.4 GPA as calculated by Baylor for schools that do not rank, and score at least 1210 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT, and must have the recommendation of their high school counselor. While Advanced Studies is primarily a summer program, Waco area students who live at home may also take courses during their senior year in high school. Learn more about Advanced Studies.


Christian Leadership Institute

The Christian Leadership Institute offers rising high school seniors from across the country the opportunity to come together to discover their personal potential for influencing the world around them, identify ways to leverage their strengths for greater impact and success, and listen for God's calling on their lives. It includes team building activities, ropes and challenge course activities, a community service project, and meaningful small group interaction and discussion among other thing. For more information, please visit