COVID-19 Admissions Updates

Updated: October 23, 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 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 BU Spring 2021 semester plans, please see the Provost's comments on the Baylor Spring 2021 academic calendar.
  • For campus-wide Baylor University updates, please go to
  • Baylor University and the Graduate School office will be closed December 18 - January 3 for the  Christmas and New Year holidays.

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 and TOEFL 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 and  


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