Requirements to Enter as a Premedical or Predental Student

Premedical or Predental Designation

We are dedicated to assisting students through their health care profession journey. Our first goal is to make sure our students know what they're getting into when they choose a health care profession. Many incoming students choose premedicine or predentistry without enough knowledge of the required courses, professional schools' admissions requirements, or career demands. To help ensure our students will be successful, students must meet the guidelines below to begin and/or remain a pre-professional student.

Baylor will be test optional for the 2022-23 admissions cycle. If students are submitting test scores, students must earn a 24/1180 to be pre-med/pre-dent. If students apply without test scores, they will be individually reviewed for Pre-Med approval based on their high school academic record. 

Guidelines for the Premedical or Predental Designation

To begin your Baylor studies as a premedical or predental student, you must:

  • Freshmen -
    • Have earned a composite ACT/SAT score of 24 or 1180  with a minimum of 24 or 570 on the math section.  If a student is admitted to Baylor, but does not qualify for the Pre Med/Pre Dent designation, they may retest and submit new scores to Undergraduate Admissions. Updated scores must be received and processed by August 1. 
    • Students applying to Baylor without test scores will be holistically reviewed. A student’s high school transcript must demonstrate a strong record of academic success. Baylor recommends that students complete 4-year units of math and 4-year units of science by the time they graduate from high school. See more information here
  • Transfers -
    • Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better.

Current students may receive the premedical or predental designation once they have received credit for PHP 1105 (Foundations of Medicine) OR PHP 1206 (Introduction to Health Professions) and meet one of the following requirements:

  • Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better after 30 credit hours at Baylor University
  • Earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better in 12 or more credit hours of biology, chemistry, physics, and math/statistics classes at Baylor University
Losing the Designation

You can lose the designation for any of the following reasons:

  • Being placed on Baylor academic probation for 2 concurrent semesters
  • Being placed on academic suspension
  • If cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 after 24 or more credits earned at Baylor University

Prehealth Programs

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