Paul L. Foster Success Center

Paul L. Foster Success Center

The Paul L. Foster Success Center (PLFSC) provides a supportive environment for all students with a wide range of services intentionally designed to undergird and maximize opportunities for success in their Baylor experience. In partnership with faculty and staff, we empower students to strive toward academic excellence and exploration of calling while discovering and fulfilling their personal gifts, goals, and aspirations.

Special Notice on COVID-19 Response

Students, during the midst of the COVID-19 precautions, we want the entire Baylor community to know that our mission at the Paul L. Foster Success Center remains the same: to empower students to strive toward academic excellence and exploration of calling while discovering and fulfilling their personal gifts. We are committed to continuing to offer our full array of support services to students and faculty. These services are now offered online using various tools. Our websites are being updated regularly as well. As always, feel free to reach out to any of us in the Paul L. Foster Success Center for encouragement and support.

NEW STUDENTS!!! We can't wait to meet you.  Learn about all of the ways you can connect with us in this document.

We are actively checking our PLFSC email if you need a quick way to contact us or have questions about our services.

See how to access our Success Center services.

Academic Support Programs
Academic Support Programs (ASP) offers all Baylor students a comprehensive range of academic resources designed to develop the learning competencies and self-management skills leading to academic achievement.
Office of Access and Learning Accommodation
The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) creates an encouraging, supportive, and caring environment where students with disabilities feel they are accepted and valued as individuals. This is achieved by showing compassion, patience, and open-mindedness as well as through teaching responsibility.
Student Opportunity & Accessibility Resources
Student Opportunity & Accessibility Resources (SOAR) provides resources and programming aimed at supporting Baylor's diverse student population and is dedicated to offering the research and scholarly opportunities and financial knowledge, skills, and support systems necessary for students to ensure their educational success at all levels.
Student Success Initiatives
Student Success Initiatives (SSI) strives to positively impact the success of Baylor students by addressing their social, emotional, vocational, spiritual and academic needs. Each of the SSI areas is designed to strengthen a student's transition, persistence and retention, thereby creating a more robust coordinated care network for undergraduate students.
University Advisement
University Advisement (UA) provides assistance in combining curricular and co-curricular experiences enabling students to realize their individual calling. We equip and challenge students to responsibly develop personalized, practical, and appropriate educational plans, reflecting their academic and creative strengths and encompassing transformational learning opportunities throughout the academic journey.
Jan. 19, 2021
Faculty Senate begins support initiative for low-income students
After a presentation by the Low-Income Student Success Team to the Faculty Senate on Jan. 12, the Senate began raising donations to provide funding for meal cards, already reaching over double its goal. Matt Cordon, chair of the Faculty Senate, director of the legal writing center and professor of law, said raising donations for meal cards is only the first step toward addressing the needs of low-income students.
Nov. 11, 2020
Veteran Voices - Adley Vahue
Adley Vahue, a Baylor student veteran, shares about why he chose Baylor and his academic experience. Vahue has been able to find community with other veterans through the Baylor VETS program, Veterans of Baylor and volunteering at the Veteran’s One-Stop in Waco.
Nov. 6, 2020
Baylor, H-E-B events push back against food insecurity made worse by COVID-19
The Baylor Free Farmers Market had to get creative in its fourth year to help the between 15% and 25% of students who struggle to afford food every semester.
Nov. 6, 2020
First-gen students share their stories and why they chose Baylor
Baylor works hard to ensure first-gen students feel at home on campus and in Waco. Leading the way is the First in Line program, which acts as a support unit on campus, providing scholarships, directed programming, mentoring and a network of faculty and staff to assist first-generation students. Each of the last two years, Baylor has been honored nationally for its commitment to first-gen students.