International Study Center

Entry Requirements

Joining the Global Gateway Program 

The Global Gateway Program has specific admission requirements. In order to be accepted into your program, you must meet our academic requirements, as well as a minimum level of English language proficiency. Once you have found your required entry requirements, visit our admissions page to find out the next steps.

The requirements needed to study the International Year are lower than for direct admission to the University. The International Year gives students extra support as they begin their studies.

The Grades You Need to Achieve



  • Undergraduate Direct Entry: Minimum GPA 3.0
  • International Year: Minimum GPA 2.5 
  • Progression to Undergraduate Degree Program: Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Transfer Students: Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Engineering Undergraduate Transfers: Minimum GPA 3.25


  • Graduate Direct Entry: Minimum GPA 3.0; GRE score required
  • Master's International Year - Engineering: Minimum GPA 3.0; no GRE required
  • Accepted undergraduate degrees: Engineering (any type) or Physics. Applied Mathematics or similar can be considered.

English Language


  • Undergraduate Direct Entry: TOEFL (IBT) 80;  IELTS 6.5
  • International Year:
  • 1-term IY: TOEFL (IBT) 70 overall; IELTS 6.0
  • 2-term IY: TOEFL (IBT) 60 overall; IELTS 5.5;
  • 3-term IY (with the 1st term IEP): TOEFL (IBT) 50 overall; IELTS 5.0 


  • Graduate Direct Entry: TOEFL (IBT) 80 overall; IELTS 6.5
  • Master's International Year - Engineering: TOEFL (IBT) 60 overall; IELTS 5.5

Direct Admission

High achieving international students are invited to apply for undergraduate direct admission. A select number of applicants who meet the University's higher entry requirements and are confident in their English language skills are admitted each year.

English for University Studies (EUS) Entry/Exit Requirements

Direct Admit Entry Requirements Exit Standard 
8-Week English for University Studies online program Equivalent of IELTS 6.0 IELTS 6.5 in all skills areas
12-Week English for University Studies online program Equivalent of IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6.5 in all skills areas


2022 Admissions Waivers

SAT/ACT scores are waived for undergraduate intakes. Baylor recommends, but does not require, students submit SAT/ACT scores.

International Year

Study in a supportive environment, improve your English, and prepare to progress to the second year of your chosen degree.

Master's International Year

Prepare for graduate study at Baylor and graduate with your Master's in just four semesters.

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