For New Transfer Students - Summer/Fall 2020

Been accepted? Paid your deposit?

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

● Check your transfer course evaluation.

Are all transfer courses and credit by exam on your record? Check the Equivalent Course Tool (ECT) to compare the courses you may be taking this semester. Also, check Baylor's list of credit by examination if you took AP, SAT II, IB, or CLEP exams that need to be sent to Baylor.

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

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

● Submit your bacterial meningitis vaccine record.

You may be advised, but you cannot register for classes until your bacterial meningitis record is received and entered by Baylor Health Services.

Current message in goBaylor: 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.

Students may not apply for housing, register for classes, move into the residence hall or attend class without providing proof of the MCV4 Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination or an appropriate exemption form to the Health Services Office.

Note: Bexsero and Trumenba are Meningitis B Vaccines and DO NOT meet the requirements of the State of Texas. Please 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?

Your advisor will schedule an advising appointment with you late April. If you cannot come to campus, that appointment could be by phone and/or email. When you are advised and any holds are cleared, you will be eligible to register for classes provided you have no holds. Be sure you have followed the steps in goBaylor to take needed placement exams and clear any holds before your advising appointment.


How can I make schedule changes?

After you have been advised and registered for classes, you will be eligible to adjust your schedule in BearWeb.