For New Freshman Students - Fall/Summer 2020

Been accepted? Paid your deposit?

Follow these next steps in your goBaylor account to ensure timely and accurate advising and registration for classes.

● Check your college credit

Do you have pending dual/transfer credit or credit by exam? Check the Equivalent Course Tool (ECT) to compare the courses you took while in high school at a college or university to the Baylor courses. Also, check Baylor's list of credit by exam if you took AP, SAT II, IB, or CLEP exams.

● Confirm that your degree, major, and educational goals are correct.

If you need to change your degree and/or major, contact your Admissions counselor.

● Submit your bacterial meningitis vaccine record.

You may be advised and registered for classes without the vaccine being completed. However, you will bot be able to move into your residence hall (if living on campaus) or atend classes until your bacterial meningitis record is received and entered by Baylor Health Services

Current message in goBaylor: Due 1 August:Texas state law requires that all new students under the age of 22 show proof of meningococcal vaccination within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Note: Bexsero and Trumenba are Meningitis B Vaccines and DO NOT meet the requirements of the State of Texas. Please scan and upload documentation showing proof of MCV4 vaccination. Your document must include the month, date, and year of the meningitis vaccination and a signature of a physician, other healthcare worker or public health official must be included.

For more information, including how to claim an exemption, visit Baylor Health Services.


Before you meet with your advisor:

● Check to find out if you are required to take a placement exam.

A placement exam may be required or recommended. For some students, English, Chemistry, or Math placement exams may be required. Your advisor can explain how you may be able to complete the language requirement in fewer semesters if you have not already received credit.

● Review degree and major requirements at Baylor.

Major Academic Plans – Four-year, semester-by-semester sequences of course requirements by major and academic unit based on academic year, academic unit, degree, and major. NOTE: The planners are for the current and previous years. The degree information at this time does not include the requirements for students matriculating in the 2020-2021 academic year.


How do I get advised and registered for fall and summer classes?

When you pick up your packet at the Welcome Session on Day One of Orientation, you will find your time and location to meet with an advisor for your major/program on Day Two. At that time, you will be advised and register for fall classes. If you are starting in summer, an advisor will contact you by email early in May to advise and register you via a phone appointment. Be sure any holds are clear before your advising appointment and follow the steps in goBaylor concerning your course credit.


How can I make schedule changes?

After Orientation, you will be eligible to adjust your schedule in BearWeb.