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).
    • October 1 – Applications become available during your senior year
    • November 2 – Priority date for freshman Early Decision 1 and Early Action
    • February 1 – Priority date for freshman Early Decision 2, Regular Decision and summer/fall transfers
    • If you miss this priority date, 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 special programs and majors 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 1: 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 24 - June 15: Sign up to register for classes with an Advisor. You must sign up for a virtual advising appointment by June 15, and you must be registered for classes by July 15. If you do not meet these deadlines, you will forfeit your spot in the incoming fall class.
    • 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. If you do not meet this deadline, you will forfeit your spot in the incoming fall class.
  • By July 31: Pay your first semester billIf you do not meet this deadline, you will forfeit your spot in the incoming fall class.
  • By August 1: Submit your proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (allow 1-2 weeks for processing). If you do not meet this deadline, you will forfeit your spot in the incoming fall class.
  • By August: Prepare for Move-In Day at baylor.edu/move2bu and check out the recommended equipment list.
Deposit Refund Offer Ends May 10 at 5pm CDT
Deposited students -- If you've since decided that you are no longer planning to attend Baylor, we want to offer you a refund on your $500 enrollment deposit if you cancel your admission in goBAYLOR by May 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. CDT.