Application Timeline & Next Steps

Admission to an Honors College program is the first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling undergraduate experience at Baylor University. To ensure you continue in the best path on your journey, be sure to proceed with the following steps. Are you waiting to hear if you've been accepted? CLICK HERE to learn more about the Honors College notification process.

Due Date & Notification Date

While there is no specific due date, all applicants should apply as early as possible for advising and housing purposes. Applications for the Honors College open October 1

Please note that the Honors College will not be able to view and process your application until you are accepted to the University. The sooner you apply to and are accepted to the University, the sooner we can review your Honors College application. 

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and acceptance e-mails are sent on a weekly basis.

Issa, Amy, HRC #2Honors College Housing

As an Honors College student, you also have the opportunity to live in the Honors Residential College (HRC). This unique residential college provides a living experience that fosters community, discovery, and opportunities for personal growth. For more information about important housing dates and housing options in the HRC, please follow this link.  If you have any questions, please contact HRC@baylor.edu. 


Financial Aid

The Honors College offers scholarships for both incoming and current students enrolled in an Honors College program/major. Learn more about these scholarships.

Information about additional scholarships and/or need-based and federal aid, contact Baylor's Academic Scholarships & Financial Aid Web site.

  1. Web site: www.baylor.edu/finaid
  2. Phone: 1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 8 or 254-710-2611
  3. Online: contact the Student Financial Aid office online

Honors College Line Camp

This is designed specifically for incoming students who have been accepted to any of the four Honors College programs. New students who select to participate in this unique camp experience will be able to connect with other Honors College students as well as faculty and staff. The Honors College Line Camp is a wonderful way to find community and an outstanding way to learn more about the University as a whole. 

Reserve your spot in the Honors College Line Camp!  CLICK HERE for more information.


Garden Party 2007Orientation

Orientation is a two-day program that's essential for all incoming and transfer students. During orientation, you'll meet with an advisor to discuss your degree plan and register for classes, but there is so much more. It is an opportunity to explore academics, campus life, and begin developing important relationships with faculty, staff, and students. There are also opportunities to hear important information and have all of your questions answered.