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Baylor University - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


In compliance with "Title IV of the Code of Federal Regulations" (20 U.S.C.. Section 1001; 34 C.F.R. Section 600.4), a degree-seeking applicant who is graduated from a private high school (including home school) not officially recognized by the state in which the school is located (by the country if an international school) must normally be 17 before the first day of class unless the GED certificate is submitted prior to registration.
An international student whose native language is not English must document English proficiency in one of the following ways by submitting:
--an official transcript showing the completion of one year of full-time study at a school located in the United States, or
--an official statement of the completion of one year of full-time study at a school where English is the official language of instruction, or
-- an official SAT Verbal score of 470 or ACT English score of 20, or
--an official TOEFL score of 540 on the paper-based test or 207 on the computer-based test or 76 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), or
--an official IELTS score of 6.0
All degree-seeking students who are admitted to Baylor University as freshmen enter the College of Arts & Sciences; the Honors College; the School of Education; the School of Engineering/Computer Science; the School of Music; or a pre-professional program in the Hankamer School of Business; the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, or the School of Social Work. Those students admitted to the University who intend to major in music should also qualify for admission to that school at the time they enter the University in order to avoid undue delay in the completion of their degree program. Students pursuing degrees in one of the other professional schools may apply for admission to a specific degree program during their second year.


Trigonometry/Analysis 1 year
Calculus 1 year
Foreign Language 4 years
Physics 1 year
Chemistry 1 year
Computers 1 year