For New Transfer Students

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?

● Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire.

Access to the New Student Advising Questionnaire is available in goBaylor. The self-reported information on the questionnaire of all expected college credit is critical to ensure accurate academic advising.

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

Need to change your degree and/or major? You can change your major, degree, or eduvcational goal via the New Student Advising Questionnaire through May 31st.

● Submit your bacterial meningitis vaccine record.

You cannot register for classes until your bacterial meningitis record is received and entered by Baylor Health Services: www.baylor.edu/health_center/


How do I get advised and register for classes?

Your assigned advisor will contact you via your Baylor email beginning or after May 6th, depending on when you submit your deposit. The email message will ask you to confirm you have completed all steps above in goBaylor -- checking course credit, completing the New Student Advising Questionnaire, confirming your degree/major, and submitting your bacterial meningitis vaccine documentation. Once these are complete, you are ready to schedule an advising appointment. If you cannot come to campus, that appointment could be by phone, email, or skype. When you are advised and all holds are cleared, you will be eligible to register your classes for summer and/or fall 2019.


Who is my advisor?

Your academic advisor is assigned based on 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-Medicine, but you are not required to meet with them to register for classes.


What resources are available to help me prepare for advising?

The current information in these resources is based on the 2018-19 academic year. The information is being updated for the 2019-20 academic year and wwill be posted later this semester.

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 Degree Requirement Guide provides an overview of degrees and minimum requirements including lists of majors, minors, and other special programs to be used as a companion with the Baylor Undergraduate Catalog.

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.