Next Steps After Acceptance
Entering in the spring? Click here for your next steps.
YOU'RE ACCEPTED! Now what?
To be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid, you must submit both the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile. The CSS Profile opens on October 1 and should be submitted by the deadline below that matches your chosen admission plan. The FAFSA will open December 2023, and should be completed as soon as possible to receive your financial aid notification. Check the FAFSA website for updates through December 2023. Submitting these applications early allows you to be considered for the most available funds.
- Freshman Early Decision and Early Action CSS Profile Priority Deadline: November 1
- Final Deadline to submit the CSS Profile for all Freshman Admission Plans: February 1
- Priority Deadline to submit the FAFSA for all Freshman Admission Plans: March 1
If you miss the final deadline, please submit an application as soon as possible to be considered for any remaining funds.
- If interested, apply to the Elite Academic Opportunities like the Honors College, Business Fellows, Science Research Fellows.
- College Transcript/dual credit evaluation – If you have already earned college hours, request your current transcript to be sent for evaluation. Spring grades can be sent at a later date.
- Remember: If you're an Early Decision applicant, you must withdraw from other colleges per your signed Early Decision Agreement.
Next, pay your deposit!
YOU'VE PAID YOUR DEPOSIT! Now what?
It's official: you're a Baylor Bear and your spot is secure. These next steps are crucial to get you enrolled. Many of these deadlines have severe consequences if they are not met on time, so it’s imperative that you take them seriously. If you have missed a deadline, please submit the required material immediately so that we can work with you to get back on track.
1. START HERE
|Required for Enrollment
|Make sure you’ve done all the checklist items in the Accepted section above
|Enroll in DUO Two-Factor Authentication (required for Baylor login; you will not be able to submit your housing application or view your financial aid information in BearWeb without DUO)
|Log in to Your Baylor Email Account at mail.baylor.edu using your BearID (your advisor will contact you through this email address! Be sure to check your email regularly)
|Register for Orientation
|Register for Baylor Line Camp (highly recommended)
|Review the Criminal History & Occupational License Notice
|Submit All Official Test Scores (if applicable; students are not required to submit test scores for admission; learn more about our Test Optional Policy)
|Submit Your Housing Application to Participate in Roommate Matching and Choose Your Own Room
|Submit Your Housing Application (if you haven't already; it only takes 5 minutes to complete)
|Complete Your Health Form (most submit this with BMV documentation)
|Submit Your Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination (allow 1-2 weeks for processing; you will not be able to move into your residence hall or attend classes if you do not submit this documentation)
|Submit Your Final High School Transcript (request a final transcript to be sent to Undergraduate Admissions with graduate date included; electronic transcripts are received faster - in 3-5 days versus 2-3 weeks for paper transcripts)
|Prepare for Move-In Day and Check Out the Recommended Equipment List
2. PREPARE FOR ACADEMIC ADVISING
|Required for Enrollment
|Download the Navigate Student App*
|Submit the New Student Advising Questionnaire*
|Submit any Dual Credit or Credit by Exam (if applicable)*
|Complete ALEKS/Course Placement Exam(s) (if applicable)*
|Complete the Foundations Online Modules (highly recommended, but not required; this will take 1-2 hours to complete)
|Sign up for Advising (advisor will contact your Baylor email to schedule)
|Deadline to Register for Fall Classes
|Immediately After Registering for Classes, Complete Your New Student Orientation Checklist
*Required before advising/registering for classes
3. FINANCIAL SERVICES CHECKLIST
|Required for Enrollment
|Log in to BearWeb
|Select Your Meal Plan
|Add Authorized Users (highly recommended, but not required)
|Review Title IV Authorizations
|Review Vehicle Registration/Parking Permit Information
|Submit Direct Deposit Information (highly recommended, but not required)
|Pay Your First Semester Bill (charges after July 1 are billed in August)
Log in to baylor.edu/gobaylor to view your current status regarding these next steps.
These deadlines are important, and there could be consequences if you do not meet them.
If you have a green check in goBAYLOR, then you're good to go and you don't need to take any further action on that checklist item. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.