Application Tips

General Application Tips

The Honors College seeks academically driven and ambitious students, and utilizes a holistic student review process and considers all application materials that are available. Students are welcome to apply test-optional to Baylor University and the Honors College. The Honors College welcomes all applicants, regardless of whether or not students submit test scores. CLICK HERE to learn more about Baylor's test-optional status.

Tip: Remember to select “Save for Later” if you’re not done with your application yet. Otherwise, the information will be lost. To ensure that you are prepared to complete the application,  review the essay questions below. You can compose your answers ahead of time and copy and paste them into the application later.


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.

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


Applying to Multiple Program(s) or Major(s)

You can apply to and participate in more than one Honors College program/major. In the Honors College portion of the goBAYLOR application, students should select all programs/majors of interest.  If, at a later time, the student wishes to apply to another program, simply login to goBAYLOR to select the additional programs/majors of interest. The Great Text major does not require an application; you may simply select this as your major in your goBAYLOR account.

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Honors College Application Questions

After you apply to Baylor, you may submit responses to these four Honors College supplement questions in your goBAYLOR account. Consider preparing your answers to these questions ahead of time.

  1. After researching the Honors College opportunities, explain how the program(s) to which you are applying (BIC program, Honors Program, and/or University Scholars) will enhance your education at Baylor. For students applying to UNSC: A highlight of the UNSC program is the opportunity to design your own course of study. If you could create your own curriculum, what areas of study would be included and why? (250 suggested word limit)
  2. Describe a cultural experience you have had and explain how it impacted you. This could be through travel, class, relationships, etc. (250 suggested word limit)
  3. Describe any important honors or awards you earned in high school; focus especially on any that relate to your interest in research and/or in study connecting different academic subjects. (150 suggested  word limit)

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