Baylor University’s Accelerate programs provide a unique opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to build a strong foundation for their college journeys. These courses, which apply to multiple majors, allow students to explore their interests in an environment that prepares them for the rigor of Baylor and other universities’ academics at a discounted price. These program offerings include Accelerate and Accelerate2Baylor.
Accelerate is the general pre-college program that allows high school students to take Baylor classes online while still in high school.
Accelerate2Baylor is a special program for students who want to earn freshman admission to Baylor. Students in this program have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school and conditional acceptance into Baylor.
Courses for both programs are $750 per credit hour. Most courses are 3-4 hours of credit, so the Accelerate courses are between $2,250-3,000 a class: a savings of $1,300 per hour! As a note: Since the Accelerate courses are already heavily discounted, we do not offer financial aid for Accelerate courses.
Admission to the Accelerate program is competitive: Rising high school juniors and rising high school seniors are expected to demonstrate an exemplary academic record with excellent GPAs of mostly As and Bs in their high school courses.
For questions concerning registration for Accelerate, please email email@example.com.
What Our Students Say:
"Accelerate gave me a jumpstart on my college experience, gave me credit hours for a discount financially, and gave me a taste of Baylor University. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to make the time for [it], but if you just take the jump, I promise the experience is well worth it — I feel more confident, prepared, and equipped for college because of it."
"After doing the program, seeing how faculty talk to the students, opinions of the actual students, and the environment presented by faculty, students, and campus, it is now my dream school."
"I love the personability and warmness of the students and faculty. They really made me feel at home, as well as the university has the national reputation and tier 1 research designation that I was looking for to help me succeed and get into graduate school!"
"I've always been interested in Baylor, and seeing the way that the professors and staff cared about their students made me feel like I belong."