MS Biomedical Sciences Program Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
We prefer that all GPAs be converted to the standard U.S. 4.0 scale. You can find GPA conversion calculators online or have evaluation service conduct one for you. However, we do not require a transcript evaluation and your own conversion will suffice.
Transcript evaluations are optional. However, you may be required to submit one from an accredited transcript evaluation service if your final, official transcript does not list your major of study, the degree earned, and the date the degree was conferred. See official transcript section above for more information.
No. We utilize a holistic approach to reviewing your application. This means all items submitted are evaluated and taken into consideration when making admissions decisions, including GPA, letters of recommendation, research or other experience, and motivation.
Include any courses taken within chemistry, physics, biology or math. However, this should be determined individually by each applicant.
No. You can upload unofficial copies of your transcripts and enter unofficial test scores into the online application. This will enable the programs to conduct an initial review of your application. If you are selected for an interview, it is highly recommended to submit official transcripts and test scores at that time. We cannot extend an offer to you without official transcripts and test scores on file.
We accept both. Please check with your previous institution to determine if they send official transcripts via paper or electronic. If paper, please have them mail a sealed copy to the address below. Electronic copies* should be sent by the institution to email@example.com
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Admissions
Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza
MS Code BCM215
Houston, Texas 77030
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recommends utilizing e-SCRIP or Parchment electronic transcripts services.
*Please note Clearinghouse electronic transcripts are only available for 30 days, and you may be required to submit another official copy at another time.
Enter the end date as today's date and explain in your research statement that the research is currently ongoing.
No, you must submit your application in order for the request to be sent to your recommender.
No, you just need to submit your application by the posted deadline. Items such as your letters of recommendation may come after the deadline has passed.