Spring Next Steps after Acceptance

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


  • File the FAFSA and CSS Profile (required for need-based aid).
    • October 1 – Applications become available during your senior year
    • ASAP – Submit your applications if you are interested in financial aid, and you will be reviewed for eligibility on funds that are available.
  • If interested, apply to Elite Academic Opportunities, like the Honors College, Business Fellows, Science Research Fellows.
  • View your transfer credits in goBAYLOR under the "Application" tab.

Next, pay your deposit!


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 mail.baylor.edu 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: Submit your proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (allow 1-2 weeks for processing). You cannot register for classes, apply for Housing or move into a residence hall without this!
  • ASAP: Submit your Health Form. Many students do their health form at the same time as the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.
  • ASAP: Review your financial options at baylor.edu/sfs.
  • Optional: Submit your Housing Application. Transfer students are not required to live on campus.
  • November: Sign up for Welcome Weekend!
  • November: 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)
      • Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire (available in goBAYLOR).
  • December: Send your updated college transcripts with fall grades.
  • By December 22: Pay your first semester bill.
  • By January: Prepare for Move-In Day at baylor.edu/move2bu and check out the recommended equipment list.