International Study Center

New Student Information

Your Future, Our Commitment: Begin your Baylor Journey Now

Studying with us in 2021 is about putting your education and your future first. This is your time.

Study Options

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us on campus. If our campus is not open, you can still benefit from the flexibility to begin your program virtually from home.*^

2021 Dates

Summer 2021 Dates
First Day of Classes: June 1
Independence Day Holidays:July 4-5
Last Day of Classes/Final Exams: August 11

Fall 2021 Dates
First Day of Classes: August 23
Labor Day Holiday: September 6
Thanksgiving Holidays: November 22-26
Last Day of Classes: December 8
Final Exams: December 11-16

2021 Arrival

Students on Baylor University campus

We will work with you closely to make sure you are successful in your classes.

Visa Information

Socially-distanced students on campus at Baylor University

Find out how and when to apply for your student visa to study in the USA.

Arrive in Waco

The Baylor University campus

Find out what will happen once you know when you are arriving on campus.

A Welcome Message

On behalf of President Linda A. Livingstone, it is my pleasure to offer you admission to Baylor University. My colleagues and I commend you on the academic accomplishments that have earned you a spot in the new class. When you become a Baylor student, you will join an academic community grounded in Christian faith and rich with a heritage that reaches back to our founding in 1845. Additionally, you’ll become part of the Baylor family, a worldwide network of Bears who share your college experience.

If you have questions as you complete these next steps to prepare for your online study with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Jessica King Gereghty
Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions

Your First Week As A Baylor Student

You will be welcomed at Baylor from the moment you enroll. At the start of the semester, you will take part in orientation week activities. You will be introduced to the campus, staff, facilities, and meet other students. There are also tours of Waco, so you can get to know the city.

Our International Study Center staff will help you settle in. They will be happy to answer any questions you have about your course, or life in the USA.

Refund Policy

If you are enrolled in virtual learning for a 2021 intake, you are eligible for a 100% refund (including deposit) up to two weeks into the program.

*Subject to University policy and ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19

^Excluding Master's International Year

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.