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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, new requirements were implemented January 2017, in which students must meet the guidelines below to begin and/or remain a pre-professional student.


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 1110/1180 (old/new) with a minimum of 24 or 550/570 on the math section. You may retest and submit new scores to Undergraduate Admissions. Updated scores must be received and processed by August 1.
  • 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 - for premedical students ONLY) 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