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Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Baylor in Washington Semester Program, students must:

  • Be a Baylor University undergraduate student
  • Be entering at least the second semester of their sophomore year during their semester in Washington
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0

Baylor undergraduate students from all majors are eligible to apply for the Program!

Due to the nature of this program, applicant records maintained by the Student Conduct Administration office are subject to review at any time to ensure that program participants are in good standing with the University. Any past offenses will be considered and program participation will be determined at the discretion of the program directors based on this review. If a student is accepted into the program and the program directors learn of past or new offenses after-the-fact, acceptance into the program and any offered scholarship funds can be revoked, as determined at the discretion of the program directors.

To Apply

In order to apply the following must be submitted before the deadline:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • Required to submit one letter from a Baylor faculty member
    • Letter(s) must be emailed to Grant Jones ( by the faculty recommender.
  • Degree Audit

Click Here to Submit Your Application

Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Fall 2019 - Priority Deadline*: March 1, 2019 by 5:00 PM
  • Fall 2019 - Final Deadline: April 19, 2019 by 5:00 PM
  • Spring 2020 (currently only available for early application; see below) - Priority Deadline*: October 4, 2019 by 5:00 PM
  • Spring 2020 (currently only available for early application; see below) - Final Deadline: November 1, 2019 by 5:00 PM

*Submitting your application by the Priority Deadline will guarantee consideration for the needs-based Program scholarships. We cannot guarantee consideration for one of these awards for applicants who apply after this deadline.

Interested in Applying Early?

Current Semester Eligible for Early Application: Spring 2020

Outstanding students are eligible to apply two semesters in advance to secure a spot in their desired semester. For example, a student interested in the Fall 2020 program may apply beginning on April 20, 2019.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Students must have completed at least one semester on campus at Baylor

In addition to the normal application requirements listed above, early applicants must submit:

  • A total of 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a Baylor professor)
  • A one-page proposal describing target internship opportunities and internship application timeline (this is in addition to the required cover letter)

Students who receive early acceptance into the program must submit a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure their spot.

Applications will be reviewed for approval by the Baylor in Washington Semester Program Committee, which consists of the following individuals:

  • Dr. Wesley Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Dr. David Corey, Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program, Assistant Director of Baylor in Washington
  • Dr. James Curry, Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration,
 Director of Washington Internship Program
  • Dr. Andrew Hogue, Senior Lecturer & Director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program
  • Mollie Moore, Director of Semester Program Operations, Baylor in Washington
  • Natalie Terry, Academic Advisor
  • Benjamin Cooper, Pre-law Program Manager