COVID-19 Admissions Updates

Updated: May 18, 2020

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
  • Current classes have moved to an online format for the remainder of the spring semester, and research is being adapted where necessary. 
  • The online format for course instruction will continue through the May Minimester (May 13-June 1), Summer I (June 2-July 7) and Summer II (July 9-Aug. 12). If we are able to re-open campus at some point in the summer, we will supplement the summer sessions with face-to-face classes.
  • For the fall semester, Baylor University plans for campus to be open and for classes to be conducted in a modified manner. We will contact incoming students directly and update this page if anything changes.
  • For campus-wide Baylor University updates, please go to https://www.baylor.edu/coronavirus/.

Our online programs continue as normal.

Our staff is working from home and available via email or LiveChat.  Voicemails left at our phone 254-710-3588 are retrieved daily.

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 which programs require which test, please see our Submitting Test Scores Page.

ETS has provided at-home options 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/.  As of May 13, ETS has also implemented a a secure TOEFL® testing solution exclusively for Mainland China.

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