COVID-19 Admissions Updates

Updated: August 25, 2020

Our staff are working in the office or from home on a rotating schedule.  Email continues to be the best way to contact any particular individual.  You can also call our main phone number 254-710-3588 or LiveChat with Graduate Admissions.

Our office in Morrison 200 is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


As we navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School staff aims to provide both grace and flexibility while maintaining our admissions standards. Please review the information below, which will be updated as needed, and contact GraduateAdmissions@baylor.edu with any questions.

We are still accepting applications!
  • Visit the How to Apply page for application instructions and access. 
  • The majority of our residential program deadlines fall between November and February, so we will be monitoring the situation and adjusting as needed. 
  • Individual programs may adapt admission requirements, so please contact the department to which you are applying to confirm any changes.
Campus Status
  • Fall 2020 classes began August 24 in a modified manner. Please note that on campus, masks are required in any enclosed space and in outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible.
  • For campus-wide Baylor University updates, please go to https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus/.

Our online programs continue as normal.

Testing Scores

GRE requirements are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Any waivers must be requested by the Graduate Program Director and approved by the Graduate School.

For a list of programs making the GRE optional, please see the Exceptions section of our Submitting Test Scores Page.

Baylor University Graduate School Admissions does accept the GRE at-home option for testing. At-home testing is available in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a growing number of other countries.  Please note the system requirements.  For more information, please see https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/ and  https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/.  

Transcripts

For applicants to most programs, an unofficial transcript -a copy uploaded by the applicant- is sufficient for application review.

For admitted students or those sending official transcripts:

 

Baylor Graduate School

Baylor Graduate School
Morrison Hall, Suite 200
One Bear Place #97264
Waco, TX 76798-7264

(254) 710-3588

(254) 710-3870