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 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

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 and  As of May 13, ETS has also implemented a a secure TOEFL® testing solution exclusively for Mainland China.


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