For New Transfer Students - Spring

Been accepted? Paid your deposit?

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

  • Check your transfer courses evaluation.

    Are all transfer courses and credit by exam on your record? If you have not yet submitted all your transcripts, check the Equivalent Course Tool (ECT) to compare the courses at the school you are attending to the Baylor courses.

  • Confirm your degree, major, and educational goals are correct.

    Need to change your degree and/or major? Contact your Admissions counselor to make any changes.

  • Submit your bacterial meningitis vaccine record.

    Your bacterial meningitis record must be received and entered by Baylor Health Services before your advisor can register your schedule. Also, you will not be able to move into your residence hall (if living on campus) or attend classes until you are registered for spring classes.

    NOTE: 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.

    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.

You’ll soon be ready to connect with your academic advisor.

Who is my advisor?

Your academic advisor is assigned for your major and/or program. Some areas have pre-majors until students complete requirements to declare the full major, like Pre-Business, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Psychology etc. You may have optional advisors in programs like pre-law or pre-med, but you are not required to meet with them to register for classes.

How do I find my advisor?

After you deposit and receive a student record at Baylor, your advising contact information will be in BearWeb under > Student Academic Services > Advisement, where you will find a link to your advising web page. You will see a general email or phone number as well as the location of the advising office and hours of operation. Also, your advisor will find you. Expect an email from your assigned advisor in your Baylor email account giving you instructions about scheduling an advising appointment and registering for classes about mid-November.

What resources are available to help me prepare for advising?

A placement exam may be required or recommended. For some students, English, Chemistry, or Math placement exams may be required. The background information in foreign language on the New Student Advising Questionnaire is especially important for foreign language placement. Your advisor can explain how you may be able to complete the language requirement in fewer semesters if you have not already received credit.

The Baylor Undergraduate Catalog is an invaluable resource which provides detailed information about University policies, degree and major requirements by academic unit, and course descriptions.

How can I make schedule changes?

After you register for classes, you are eligible to add classes through the 5th class day on BearWeb. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your academic advisor.