As long as you're approved by your college, all students enrolled in an online program at Baylor are welcome to attend their graduation ceremony on campus in Waco.
In order to be eligible, you must file for graduation. This application and approval process takes place through your college and the Graduate School.
For more details on the graduation process click the link below.
You will receive your Baylor degree by mail, or at the ceremony if you decide to attend.
After graduation you will become an alumnus of The Baylor University and are strongly encouraged to join the Baylor Alumni Network. For additional information to at https://www.baylor.edu/alumni/network/
Baylor's degree program will have varying requirements. Your program may require campus immersion visits, weekly online class meetings or intensive face to face sessions. For more information, contact your program advisor.
Baylor offers online students the same financial aid opportunities offered to campus students. If you are interested in pursuing federal loan assistance, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Baylor's Federal School Code is 003545.
If you need more information on financial aid, please visit our financial aid page or call 254-710-2611 to speak to a financial aid counselor.
The state authorization regulation requires an institution to be authorized by the state in which it has its main location, or in which it has an additional physical location offering at least half of an educational program.
Baylor University has been approved by the State of Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
This agreement allows students from 49 participating states to file complaints with the State of Texas where Baylor is based, rather than their own state of residence.
If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state, before beginning the academic program located outside of your state.
It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in his/her home state to confirm whether our program, at Baylor, will meet the requirements for licensure in that state.
Criminal History and Occupational License Notice
If you are applying for admission to a program that may prepare you for an occupational license and/or if you later decide to change to such a program, Texas law requires that Baylor notify you of your potential ineligibility to obtain a license due to prior criminal convictions.