As an international student, you will need U.S. Immigration Form I-20 from Baylor's International Student and Scholar Services Office.
If you are coming from your home country for the first time, you will need the I-20 from Baylor in order to obtain an F-1 entry visa from the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate in your country.
If you are transferring from another institution in the U.S., you still need the I-20 from Baylor, but you do not need a new visa if you are still in the U.S.
Students receiving assistantships must have a Social Security number.
Information about applying for a Social Security number will be provided when you check in with the ISSS Office.
International students are not eligible to apply for any U.S. government funding programs. This includes FAFSA funding and the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TTEG).
All first-time students (including transfer students and American citizens) who reside on campus must show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis or present an exemption certificate. Click here for more information.
It is very important that you make your housing arrangements prior to your arrival on campus; you will have many tasks upon arrival, leaving you very little time to look for housing. Also, as the fall semester approaches, housing options will become more limited since there will be many students searching for accommodations. See the Admitted Students steps for information on ways to find housing.
If English is not your native language, consider signing up for the free English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course, where you can improve pronunciation and listening comprehension, practice presentations in English, build your confidence, and meet other international students.