Baylor College of Medicine recommends that all applicants review the TMDSAS Application and Acceptance Website.
Enrollment is contingent upon the student's satisfactory completion of all undergraduate course requirements.
Entering students must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit of $300 by April 30 to hold their place in the class.
In deference to wait-listed applicants, no places are offered to individuals already holding a place at another medical school in Texas after June 1.
Baylor College of Medicine does not offer an early decision program.
Admission to the First-Year Class
Although high intellectual ability and a record of academic achievement are essential for success in the study of medicine, the admissions committee recognizes that these qualities alone are not sufficient to support a physician's development. Essential qualities of the physician also include:
- A strong motivation for a career in medicine
- Human compassion
- An abiding interest in the problems of people
- Leadership Skills
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively
- A high level of personal integrity
Baylor welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to promoting equal opportunity medicine for all who are interested in a medical career, including groups underrepresented in medicine regionally or nationally due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographic location, unique personal experiences, or other factors.
As an applicant/enrollee in an educational program that prepares individuals for issuance of an occupational license, Texas law requires that you be notified that the issuance of occupational licenses may be restricted based on a license applicant’s criminal history. View Notice of Potential ineligibility for License.
Background Checks for Accepted Applicants
The Association of American Medical Colleges recommends that all U.S. medical schools procure a national background check on applicants upon their conditional acceptance to medical school. This is to ascertain the ability of accepted applicants to eventually become licensed physicians in the future, enhance the safety and well-being of patients, and to ensure the public's continuing trust in the medical profession.