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 this final deadline, please submit the applications as soon as possible and you will be reviewed for eligibility on any funds that are available. 
  • 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).
  • 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: Submit your Health Form. 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 Orientation and Baylor Line Camp.
  • 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. 
  • May - June: Sign up to register for classes with an Advisor. (The invitation to schedule an appointment will be sent to your Baylor email.) 
    • Required before registering for classes with your advisor:
      • Testing requirements for: Math ALEKS, Chemistry ALEKS, and/or English language (check goBAYLOR to see if this is required of you)
      • College Transcript/Dual Credit work
      • Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire (available in goBAYLOR)
  • 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. Final deadline: July 15.
  • By July 15: Submit your proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (allow 1-2 weeks for processing).
  • By July 31: Pay your first semester bill
  • By August: Prepare for Move-In Day at baylor.edu/move2bu and check out the recommended equipment list.