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.
McNair Scholars Program
The Baylor McNair Scholars Program aims to prepare undergraduate students from low-income, first generation and underrepresented backgrounds in acquiring the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to successfully navigate a path to a Ph.D. program following graduation from Baylor.
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 Success Initiative
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.
Sep. 11, 2020
Baylor Achieves Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Including Record Freshman Class, Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Enrollment; Retention Rate at All-Time High
Despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 for universities throughout the country, Baylor University achieved several enrollment milestones this fall, including enrolling the largest freshman class in the institution’s history, along with record numbers of undergraduate and graduate and professional education students. Baylor's fall-to-fall undergraduate retention also increased to an all-time high, according to official 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
May 5, 2020
Baylor McNair Scholars Program's Graduating Cohort Prepares for Impressive Graduate Program Plans
The Baylor University Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, known nationally as the McNair Scholars Program, is wrapping up an impressive 2019-2020 academic year with an inaugural national McNair Research Conference held in September and Baylor’s largest graduating cohort of McNair Scholars.
Apr. 21, 2020
Providing Bear Care: Baylor Faculty and Staff Volunteers Connect with Students, Provide Care and Resources
More than 330 Baylor University faculty and staff, who have volunteered as “Bear Care Coaches,” are reaching out to assigned groups of students each week to help them navigate the stresses of remote online education, being away from their peers and trying to adapt to a college experience disrupted by COVID-19.
Feb. 26, 2020
12 podcasts for Baylor Bears on the go
Whether it’s due to one’s learning style or schedule, for some people, reading news online just doesn’t work. They prefer an audible format — books on tape, podcasts, etc. If that sounds like you — and if you’re a dedicated Baylor Bear — then these Baylor podcasts are for you.