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Boarding Admission

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The Baylor School application is electronic. Once your family has created an account and the accompanying Parent Portal, you will have a checklist that guides you through the steps necessary to complete the application. Those steps include:

  1. Submitting a completed admission application. The application is online and accessible through the Parent Portal and requires a $75 fee for domestic boarding applications and $150 for international boarding applications.
  2. Requesting letters of recommendation from current Math and English teachers. These requests are submitted electronically from the application checklist.
  3. Requesting current grades and transcript from the student’s current school. These are also generated from the application checklist.
  4. Registering for and taking the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Information about the SSAT and a link to the test application can be found on the application checklist.
  5. Visiting campus for a tour and a conversation with an admission counselor. Domestic ampus visits can be scheduled from the application checklist. International applicants should schedule through the admission office.
  6. (Domestic applicants only) Attending a Boarding Open House (Friday afternoon). Parents and students are invited to experience our boarding program firsthand by participating in one of our optional boarding overnight open house events. COVID-19 continues to alter our open house events and schedule, but you can expect::
    • A welcome reception and campus tour,
    • A presentation about Baylor, its people, programs, places followed by an interactive panel discussion with current boarding students,
    • A lunch with dorm parents and coaches and other activity directors.

For boarding students wishing to be considered in the first round of admission decisions, the deadline for completing all parts of the application is Thursday, December 31, 2020. After the first round of boarding decisions is announced in mid-March, Baylor goes into rolling admission.


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School Profile & Admission Guide
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Admission Viewbook (Day and Boarding Students)
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