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Increase Your GPA to Enroll at Baylor

Global Direct

This one-semester program has been designed for international students who meet the English language requirements for direct admission to the University but have a GPA of 2.5-3.0. You’ll receive additional academic support to prepare you for success in your degree program.

Once you successfully complete Global Direct with a 3.0 GPA, you are guaranteed to progress to your choice of our wide range of degree programs.

Why Study the Global Direct Program?

During the program you will earn up to 15 credits towards your undergraduate degree, meaning you will still graduate at the same time as direct admission students. For the duration of this program, you’ll learn with other international students in a supportive community with small classes as you adjust to life on campus. Your personal Student Success Manager will be available to guide you through the program with personalized feedback and tailored learning.

You will also prepare for your future career by learning about real-world applications for your subjects and learn how to build your career with skills like networking, résumé writing and interview practice.

What You Will Study

The program consists of up to six courses. In some of your courses, you will be fully integrated into your Baylor University classes, and in others you will join other Global Direct international students.

  • Baylor general education courses 
  • Perspectives on Global Culture
  • 1 or 2 courses related to your chosen degree
  • Courses related to U.S. culture and the university community

Key Facts

Program Length

1 semester


Spring, Fall

Start Dates 

Spring 2024

January 16, 2024


Entry Requirements

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