After receiving a record number of freshman applications for the second year in a row, Baylor has started a wait list for the fall 2006 freshman class. Last year's wait list was not formed until early May.
As of March 24, Baylor had received more than 21,392 applications, which is 42.4 percent ahead of last year's record number. The University had accepted 8,765 applicants, which is 745 fewer than last year. Baylor received 3,319 gross deposits, which is 33.8 percent ahead of last year.
Baylor has contacted current applicants, as well as prospective students who might be intending to apply, about the status of the fall 2006 freshman class and the possibility that they could be offered a place on the list.
Baylor officials reported that transfer applications also are running ahead of last year. As of March 24, Baylor had received 2,123 transfer applications, which is a 91.8 percent increase from the same time last year.