Thank you for your interest in the Baylor University M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Computer Science.
This web page is designed to help you evaluate your chances for a successful application to our program. The results of this test are NOT binding on the university and DO NOT ensure acceptance or rejection of any candidate.
Complete all sections. Leaving a field blank can invalidate the results of the quick test. If you do not know the answer to a particular question, we suggest that you determine the results before continuing. However, you may also estimate the answer in order to complete the quick test. Once all sections are complete, press the CHECK button at the bottom of the page. The results of the quick test will be displayed for you.
The GRE section refers to the Graduate Record Examination. This is required of all students before they can enter our program. We do not require the Computer Science Subject Exam, however, if you have taken that test, we will consider its results in our evaluation of your folder.
The GPA section refers to your Grade Point Average. It is based on the 4-point scale common in the United States. If your grades are not based on this scale, you can make an approximation by assuming that for each course taken, the top 20% of the students received 4 points, the next 30% received 3 points, the next 30% received 2 points and the bottom 20% received 1 point. Total your number of points and divide by the number of classes taken. Your GPA will be calculated according to strict formulas by Baylor University, but this will provide an approximate value for this test.
The CS Background section refers to the number of semester hours you have taken in computer science. If you are on a quarter system, count every 3 hours as 2 for this test. Also, count no more than 2 computer engineering courses, no more than 2 courses in business school and no more than 1 computer course taught in any other non-computer science department.
English proficiency is important for receiving support from the department, as the graduate students are expected to work with undergraduates in labs and classrooms. Select Native if English is your primary language. Select Fluent if you have spoken English for at least 10 years and have no problems communicating with others in English. Select Functional if you have had more than 4 years of formal training in English. Select Literate if you can read English, but understanding spoken English is difficult. Select Learning if you are just beginning to learn English. The graduate committee reserves the right to test applicants ability to speak and understand English.