Congratulations on your acceptance to Truett Seminary! Please take a look at the following Checklist for New Students. It will inform you of the various steps that you must take before you begin as an incoming student.
Your Baylor ID is the 9-digit number that you will use for all of your years here, so you might as well get acquainted with it! You can obtain your Baylor ID Number here.
To ensure your spot at Truett, you will need to pay the $300 enrollment deposit. This deposit will be applied to your student account and reduces balance owed during financial settlement. You have two options on how to pay your enrollment deposit:
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Check out the financial information on the Truett website including estimated costs, Truett scholarship awards, outside scholarship opportunities, church matching, and need-based aid. After paying your enrollment deposit, you will receive a scholarship award letter from Truett Seminary. You will also receive an award notification from Student Financial Services. Their office can assist with all questions regarding new or deferred loans.
This ID, along with your password, gives you access to your Baylor email account, as well as any campus computer. Please note: you will not be able to activate your Bear_ID until your deposit has been processed. After your Bear_ID has been activated, please begin checking your Baylor email on a regular basis, as you will begin to receive emails from several different offices here at Truett.
BearWeb is the online service that students utilize to register for classes, check final grades, look at your transcript, and access your time-card (if working on campus). Once you have set up your account, you will be able to register for classes for the upcoming semester. For detailed information on registering for classes, please visit the Instructions for Online Registration page.
Orientation is required for ALL incoming students at Truett Seminary.
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short questionnaire which will help us in placing you in a compatible Covenant Group by the start of the upcoming semester. Don't know what a Covenant Group is? Find the answer on the the Spiritual Formation website and take a moment to read a letter from Spiritual Formation.
Please sign up for your introductory Financial Counseling session by selecting a 30 minute time slot on the signup calendar. Time slots begin with the first week of classes for the semester. If you have questions that you would like to discuss before the semester begins, please contact the Director at Theresa_Steen@baylor.edu to set up a phone appointment or a time to stop by the office if you will be in Waco. If you would like or need additional time, another appointment can be scheduled at a later time. This is your chance to discuss how you will be funding your time at seminary and any questions or concerns you have with it. Students are expected to schedule this appointment by September 30, 2017 (for the Fall semester) and February 28, 2018 (for the Spring semester). Please contact Theresa_Steen@baylor.edu for more information.
Before beginning class, you must submit the completed health form to the Health Services office. You will need to make an appointment with your doctor, so don't wait!Additional details are available at the Baylor Health Services page.
Baylor University's ID card is a single-card program that combines many features including identification, library privileges, building access, lab access, meal plans, selected student functions, football ticket distribution, debit card, plus other activities. The ID card office is located on the 1st floor of Robinson Tower just across from the Baylor Cashier's Office. You must obtain your student ID card before the semester begins.
Baylor University will send an e-bill to your Baylor email account. Financial settlement is a two-part process that you will need to complete. It involves your paying the balance on your student account and confirming your attendance. Learn more about financial settlement, payment options, and university deadlines on the Cashier’s website. If you have questions about your Truett scholarship reflected on your bill, contact Scholarship Services at Truett Seminary.
To be considered for need-based financial aid, students will need to complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to enrollment in the fall semester. The FAFSA is based on a couple different factors; therefore, even if you think your family may not qualify, it is highly recommended to still file for FAFSA.
Additional steps are required for international students. Please visit the International Student & Scholar Services Office for information regarding registration and required forms. For international students who are seeking resources to assist with communication, Language Support for International Graduate Students is available at the Baylor Graduate School.
Advanced Standing is credit given to incoming students for introductory courses including Introduction to Christian Scriptures, Introduction to Christian History, Introduction to Christian Theology, and the introductory courses of Greek and Hebrew. Students may qualify for advanced standing if they graduated with a degree in religion and maintained at least a "B" average. Advanced placement exams will be offered the week of New Student Orientation for those interested. Advanced Standing students are encouraged to register for classes as though they have already been granted advanced placement status to avoid registration challenges.
Any student who has taken courses at an accredited seminary (or approved university graduate program) may apply to receive transfer credit. Only courses taken at accredited institutions are transferable, but the courses must have been taken within the past six years. No grade lower than a "B" or its equivalent will be transferred from another institution.
If you would like to park in designated student parking areas on campus you must purchase a student parking permits for the academic year. You can order your student parking permit and find more information on the Parking Services website. This fee will be charged directly to your Baylor account.
The Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) offers multiple routes that travel around the Baylor campus. Visit the BUS website for route and other area transit information.
Truett Seminary students have several housing options. We maintain a list of both houses and apartments that are available for students to rent. The Quadrangle is another option for off campus housing for graduate students. (Note: In order to access this section of the Truett website, you must first activate your Bear ID.
Once you have registered for classes, you can visit the Baylor Bookstore in person (located in the 5th Street parking complex) or online at the Baylor Bookstore Website to purchase your textbooks.
Help us by providing an update of your local address, phone and/or cell phone numbers, and contact information in case of an emergency. After you log into BearWeb, you will be able to fill out this information in the Personal Information section.