University for Young People (UYP)

The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development’s UYP program for students identified as gifted and talented has been offered every June for four decades. Classes for students entering Grades 4–12 are held on the Baylor campus. Students may choose from dozens of courses, each lasting one week. The all-day schedule includes lunch and a short recreational time between the classes.

Students entering Grades 1–4 may attend a one-week Primary UYP session held in June. The topics and locations of these programs vary.

UYP 2020 Update:

For four decades, the University for Young People (UYP) has offered enrichment courses for gifted students during the summer. We look forward to having students in Grades 1–12 join us each June, and this year was no exception. Unfortunately, due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor has made the difficult decision to cancel 2020 summer programs. The Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development will continue to plan programs for gifted students, and UYP will be stronger than ever in 2021. Thank you for your understanding and support.

UYP 2021: Please check back periodically for updates. 

Although we love offering in-person experiences, including summer and Saturday day programs for students in Grades 1–12, we have attempted to be responsive to the needs of our families during this unusual time. Therefore, this year we have added online programs to our list of services. We have started making initial plans for Summer 2021 in the hope that we will all be back together in person on Baylor’s campus. However, the program may be virtual, and we will announce this as soon as Baylor determines what is best for summer programs. Regardless of how we may gather together in the next few months, know that we are committed to planning quality classes for students. 


Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

School of Education

Marrs McLean Science Building #312
Waco, TX 76798-7301

(254) 710-2171

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