Application Timeline

Bears Abroad applications are opened well in advance of the deadlines and exceptions will not be made for missing them. Should a program meet its capacity before the final deadline, the application for that program will close and no further applications will be accepted. Students with questions about our application timeline or deadlines for specific programs should contact for details. 


Applications Open

Priority Deadline

Application Deadline

Students Notified of Decision

Deposit Deadline*

Commitment Deadline**


 By November 1 the year before


March 1

March 7

March 15*

March 15**

Fall & Academic Year

By November 1 the year before

January 15****

March 1 March 7 March 15* March 15**


Early January the year before


October 1

October 7

October 15*

October 15**


Early January the year before

May 15****

October 1 October 7 October 15* October 15**


* Faculty-Led and Group Semester Programs ONLY (Exchange and Affiliate Programs are exempt from the BearsAbroad Deposit)

** Exchange and Affiliate programs ONLY (The Faculty-led and Group Semester BearsAbroad Deposit is the commitment)

*** Summer Deadline Exceptions:

The following Summer Faculty-led Program(s) have different application deadlines:

  • Baylor Theatre Arts Abroad – November 1st
  • Baylor in Australia – February 15th
NOTE: All other summer programs have a March 1 application deadline.

**** Spring, Fall, and Academic Year Deadline Exceptions:

The following programs have an early application deadline of the Priority Deadline 1 (Fall & Academic Year is January 15th and Spring is May 15th) due to early partner application deadlines:

  • Hosei University
  • Seinan Gakuin University
  • Tohoku University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Yonsei University
NOTE: All other Fall and Academic Years Programs have a March 1 application deadline. All other Spring Programs have an October 1 application deadline.
  • Students interested in applying for spring term programs that are competitive in nature should submit their applications by the May 1 deadline. If you are unsure whether your program is considered competitive, please consult with the appropriate Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Students applying to study abroad programs who would like to be considered for scholarships should take into account scholarship deadlines and submit their applications before scholarship deadlines for early program acceptance.

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461