F-1 Student Guidelines

The guidelines listed here include both institutional and U.S. government regulations and policies.  Please review them carefully.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Global Engagement and speak with one of the International Student Advisors.  We will be happy to assist you

Arrival & Check-in
This page provides information regarding the check-in process for new F-1 and J-1 students.

Suspension and Expulsion
Suspension or expulsion from Baylor may affect a student’s visa status. Click here for further guidance.

Termination of SEVIS Record
This page includes information about reasons for terminating the SEVIS record of an international student.

Document Management
This page includes information about ISSS’s document management policy.

Academic Program Completion
This page includes information about what happens to a student’s SEVIS record once they graduate.

Insufficient Funds
This page provides steps that international students may take if there is a lack of funding to cover tuition and fees and other required expenses.

Deferment
This page includes information for international students wishing to defer their enrollment and begin at a future semester.

Post Baccalaureate Study
This page includes information for international students who already have a bachelor’s degree and wish to take coursework at Baylor.

F-1 Visa Renewal
This page includes information for students who need to renew their F-1 visa.

Changing to F-1 Status

Online Programs and Courses
This page includes information about online programs and courses for F-1 international students.

Health Services and Insurance