Coronavirus (COVID-19) Admissions Response

Our thoughts and prayers are with all families who have been directly or indirectly affected by the rapidly-changing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, we have implemented a few admissions process changes in an effort to support prospective students and their families during this uncertain time.

If you have any other suggestions or concerns, please contact admissions@baylor.edu. To review ongoing updates about the university's response to the coronavirus, please refer to baylor.edu/coronavirus

Admissions Process Changes: 

Freshman students

1. Baylor has extended the deposit deadline to June 1 (previously May 1). 

We hope this allows accepted students and families enough time to research, discuss and make their final decision in the wake of this unique situation.

 

2. Baylor will continue accepting applications and required documents throughout the spring semester. Please continue to apply! 

Notification Dates: Anyone who applied and completed their application file by the March 15 deadline will still receive a decision on or by April 10. Anyone who applies and/or completes their application file after March 15 will receive a decision on a rolling basis. 

Required Items: Transcripts that are emailed from a high school counselor will be considered "official". You may continue submitting official test scores until May 1 to be considered for additional merit award. If you were registered for March or April testing, your admissions counselor can work with you on your options. Please work with your admissions counselor for any questions or concerns. 

 

3. Baylor is in the process of offering an immersive virtual event experience allowing students to interact with Admissions, Financial Aid, professors and students.

In response to the latest "social distancing" guidelines from the CDC and in an effort to keep our current and prospective Baylor Family safe, all on- and off-campus events were canceled until May 15, 2020. The new virtual platform is designed to give all prospective students authentic answers to their important questions so they can make their college choice with confidence. 

 

Transfer students

1. Baylor has extended the application deadline to July 1 (previously June 1). 

During this uncertain time, we understand that several institutions have moved to a pass/fail grading system. Therefore, classes taken in Spring 2020 that receive a "Pass" will be evaluated for transfer credit. If you're having trouble obtaining official documents to complete your application, please reach out to your admissions counselor for any questions or concerns.

 

2. Baylor has extended the deadline to deposit for the Fall semester to July 15 (previously July 1).

We hope this allows accepted students and families enough time to research, discuss and make their final decision in the wake of this unique situation.

 

3. For Fall 2020, the requirements for majors have been updated.

Major/Program Minimum Cumulative GPA
Biology 2.75
Biochemistry 2.75
Chemistry 2.75
Clinical Lab Sciences 2.75
Engineering 3.0
Neuroscience 2.75
Pre-Dental 3.0
Pre-Medical 3.0
Pre-Veterinary 3.0
Psychology 2.75

 

International students

1. Start Baylor Online

For those potentially unable to start classes on Baylor’s Waco, Texas, campus this fall 2020 (as a result of the virus situation and possible travel bans), admitted international students will have the opportunity to take full-time classes online from their home country until they are able to travel to Baylor. Please reach out to your Admissions Counselor to discuss this opportunity: International_Admissions@baylor.edu or +1-254-710-3435.

 

2. Cancellation of International Exit Exams

With many international examinations being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, depending on how each examining board is adapting to the situation, we will be reviewing students based on provisional or predicted scores. Please contact your international admissions counselor (International_Admissions@baylor.edu) with any additional questions you may have.

 

3. Unofficial EPRO Tests: 

If you are unable to submit official English Proficiency examination reports at this time, please contact your international admissions counselor (International_Admissions@baylor.edu) immediately so that they can work with you directly to make accommodations.