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.
- 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.
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.
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:
- We highly recommend sending your transcript electronically.
- Our staff is checking paper mail on a weekly basis. Any documentation sent via paper transmission will be received but will have a processing delay.