For Incoming Students

Undergraduate and graduate (master's) incoming students will find important information on this page. We're thrilled you chose Baylor!


  • Fill out FAFSA - Incoming freshmen and transfer students can apply for financial aid including loans, grants, and scholarships for the upcoming academic year as soon as possible beginning October 1, at Baylor's school code is 003545.
  • Fill out CSS Profile - To be considered for any Baylor need-based financial aid, incoming freshman and transfer students should complete the CSS Profile beginning October 1, at Baylor's school code is 6032.
  • Submit $500 Enrollment Deposit - All students who have chosen to attend Baylor University must submit their $500 enrollment deposit before 5:00 p.m. CST on May
  • Activate your Bear ID and set your password
    • On your Web browser, go to the Password Reset link to claim your BearID.
    • Enter the authorization code you received via an email from Baylor.
    • Next, choose four security questions, answers to those questions, and a password to secure your account. Follow the directions regarding choosing an appropriate password, and enter your password twice. (NOTE: The password you choose will be case-sensitive.)
  • Access your Baylor email account
  • Locate Baylor ID Number
    • Your Baylor ID number is a 9-digit number used for identification. This number is printed on your Student ID card. You can also use the BaylorID Lookup page to determine your ID number.
  • Setup your BearWeb Account
    • BearWeb is the online service that allows students to register for classes, check grades, complete financial settlement and monitor financial aid information.
    • BearWeb is accessed with your Bear ID and password.
    • For additional questions, please refer to
  • Register for New Student Orientation here!
  • Take care of registration holds
    • Prior to attending Orientation, review and take care of your registration holds. Holds can be accessed in BearWeb, in the Student Academic Services section.
  • Send in final high school/dual credit transcripts to the Registrar’s Office
  • Attend New Student Orientation
    • Orientation is a two-day experience designed to connect students to Baylor, in order that they may discover all Baylor has to offer. At Orientation, students and their guests will be invited to explore the university’s exceptional academic programs and learning environment, while also experiencing Baylor’s unique supportive community.  Students will also meet with their Academic Advisor and register for their first semester classes. 
    • You will take the Music Theory Entrance and Piano Placement diagnostics.


  • You will receive a letter via e-mail from the graduate program of the School of Music after April 15 containing important additional information related to your specific situation. Please be watching for it.
  • Unless the Graduate School has received an official final transcript showing degree completion you will not be able to register for classes at Baylor.
  • Incoming graduate students need to plan to arrive on campus at least a week before classes begin in order to be here for mandatory Diagnostic Exams in music history and music theory which take place on Tuesday.
  • If you plan to come to campus more than a week before classes begin, contact the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies to set up a time to be advised. All students must be advised before registering for classes. You must complete registration and pay fees before the first day of classes to avoid cancellation of your schedule and the resulting late registration fees.
  • The Graduate School has a webpage for incoming graduate students that is very informative. It will give you the information necessary to get your Bear ID (FirstName_LastName) and Baylor ID (9-digit student number) set up and activated. You may do this online before arrival on campus. (Your Baylor ID number was assigned when you applied through GoBaylor.)
  • Immigration tasks for incoming international students to complete
  • Graduate Music History and Literature Diagnostic Exam Guide
  • Graduate Music Theory Diagnostic Exam Info

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