Next Steps After Acceptance

Print this and check off your list! goBAYLOR has all the details but this is a great starting point.

Entering in the spring? Click here for your next steps.

YOU'RE ACCEPTED! Now what? 

  • File the FAFSA and CSS Profile (required for need-based aid) according to your admission plan. Both applications open annually on October 1 and should be submitted by the final deadline to be considered for the most available funds. 
Admission Plan CSS/FAFSA Due* Scholarship/Financial Aid Notification
Early Decision 1 November 1 January 15
Early Action November 1 February 1
Early Decision 2 February 1 March 15
Regular Admission February 1 April 10
*If you miss the final deadline, please submit an application as soon as possible to be considered for any remaining funds. 
  • If interested, apply to the Elite Academic Opportunities like the Honors College, Business Fellows, Science Research Fellows.
  • College Transcript/dual credit evaluation – If you have already earned college hours, request your current transcript to be sent for evaluation. Spring grades can be sent at a later date.
  • Remember: If you're an Early Decision applicant, you must withdraw from other colleges per your signed Early Decision Agreement. 

Next, pay your deposit!


YOU'VE PAID YOUR DEPOSIT! Now what?

It's official: you're a Baylor Bear and your spot is secure. These next steps are crucial to get you enrolled. 

  • ASAP: Make sure you’ve done all the checklist items in the Accepted section above.
  • ASAP: Enroll with Baylor’s DUO 2-Factor Authentication platform (required on your student phone). You will not be able to submit your Housing application or view your financial aid information in BearWeb without DUO.
  • ASAP: Check your Baylor email at outlook.office.com using your BearID (example: First_Last2@baylor.edu) to log in. You can also set up your Baylor email to go to your mobile devices.
  • ASAP: Review your financial options at baylor.edu/sfs
  • ASAP: Complete your Health Form in goBAYLOR, and please reach out to Health_Services@baylor.edu with any questions. Many students choose to do their health form at the same time as the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination, but it is not required to submit them simultaneously. 
  • April: Register for in-person or virtual Orientation and Baylor Line Camp. Visit baylor.edu/welcome for more details.
  • By May 1: Submit all official test scores.
  • By May 1: Submit your Housing Application to participate in Roommate Matching and Choose Your Own Room.
  • By May 27: Submit your Housing Application, if you haven't already — it only takes 5 minutes to complete.
  • May - June: Sign up to register for classes with an Advisor. (The invitation to schedule an appointment will be sent to your Baylor email.) Virtual advising appointments will occur from May 31 through July 15. You must schedule a virtual advising appointment by June 15, and you must be registered for classes by July 15.
    • Required before registering for classes with your advisor:
      • Testing requirements for: Math ALEKS, Chemistry ALEKS, English Placement Survey and/or foreign language assessments. If you ARE required, you should start early as it might take multiple attempts to achieve a qualifying score. (check goBAYLOR to see if this is required of you)
      • Submit college transcript/dual credit work (if applicable). 
      • Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire (available in goBAYLOR)
      • Complete the required Foundations online modules. This will take 1-2 hours to complete.
  • June - July: Immediately after registering for classes, ensure that you complete your New Student Orientation Checklist.
  • By July 15 or immediately after graduation: Submit your final high school transcript. Request a final transcript to be sent to Undergraduate Admissions with graduation date included. Electronic transcripts are processed faster - in 3-5 days versus 2-3 weeks for paper transcripts. Final deadline: July 15.
  • By July 15: Submit your proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination in goBAYLOR (Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing). Please ensure your Baylor ID number is listed on your documentation. Visit baylor.edu/healthservices to access FAQs about the meningitis vaccine and ways to opt out. You will not be able to register for classes if you do not submit this documentation.
  • By July 31:You should do the following steps by July 31 to successfully enroll this fall. (An electronic billing notification with more details will be sent to your Baylor email address in late June.) 
  • By August: Prepare for Move-In Day at baylor.edu/move2bu and check out the recommended equipment list.

These deadlines are important, and there could be consequences if you do not meet them.

If you have a green check in goBAYLOR, then you're good to go and you don't need to take any further action on that checklist item. If you have any questions or  need assistance, please reach out to admissions@baylor.edu.