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.

Welcome New Students!!

We can’t wait to meet you and are excited to be partnering with you as you embark on your educational journey!

The Paul L. Foster Success Center (PLFSC) maximizes opportunities for success in the Baylor experience. We empower students to strive toward academic excellence and exploration of calling while discovering and fulfilling their personal gifts, goals, and aspirations. Get a quick introduction to our services by watching this video. Also, check out our four departments at the links below. Feel free to reach out to us at our PLFSC email.

An important first step in your Baylor experience is to download the Navigate app by going to your app store today. It will provide a customized academic experience with tools designed to support your success throughout your time at Baylor.

Center for Academic Success and Engagement
The Center for Academic Success & Engagement (CASE) educates and empowers all students to discover and engage in effective paths for academic and personal thriving through learning strategies, self-management tools, holistic support, and a sense of belonging in the Baylor community.
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.
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.
Apr. 29, 2022
Center for Academic Success and Engagement to Unveil Ancestral Legacy Mural
A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.
Apr. 25, 2022
Visiting with Sara Ray, program manager for Student Financial Literacy in Baylor's Paul L. Foster Success Center.
It is Financial Literacy Month, and we're going to highlight some of the resources housed within the Paul L. Foster Success Center at Baylor within the office to serve students. Student Financial Literacy helps Baylor students understand personal money management to develop the financial knowledge and skills necessary for both current and future financial wellness through one-on-one coaching, online education and more.
Apr. 19, 2022
Assistant director of OALA explains difference between emotional support, service animals
Furry faces and wagging tails often fill Baylor’s campus, but most students do not truly understand the difference between pets, service animals and emotional support animals (ESA). While off-campus students may decide to share their space with a furry friend, the Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) works with students who live in residence halls to provide appropriate accommodations.
Feb. 14, 2022
Baylor Lariat: Hard of hearing student speaks about her experience
Dena Sadler, a sophomore, tells her story about how Office of Access and and Learning Accommodation (OALA) has helped her experience at Baylor be a better one. Accommodation specialists have done what they can and more to help Dena in her classes. Ever since she has come to the OALA office, her grades have significantly improved.