For New Freshman Students - Spring

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.

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.

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.

How do I get advised and registered for spring classes?

You will be assigned an advisor based on the major and/or program you have indicated, even if you are currently undecided about your major. Your assigned advisor will contact you and arrange a time for you to meet virtually to discuss your major and the courses you should take next semester. Your advisor will assist you in reviewing the degree plan for your intended major and selecting appropriate courses for the spring term. For students in most programs, your advisor will also register you for these classes during your advising appointment.

How can I make schedule changes?

You will be able to adjust your schedule in BearWeb.