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New Student Information

Your Future, Our Commitment: Begin your Baylor Journey Now

Studying with us in 2023 is about putting your education and your future first. This is your time.

By choosing to start your Baylor journey now, you will benefit from:

  • A US education – the number one study destination for international students
  • World-class teaching and student support, which will help you succeed and take control of your future career success
  • Access to Start Smart – our exclusive preparatory course, delivered virtually at no extra cost

Important Dates

Fall 2023
First Day of Class August 21, 2023

Spring 24
First Day of Class January 16, 2024

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2023 Arrival

We will work with you closely to make sure you are successful in your classes.

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Visa Information

Find out how and when to apply for your student visa to study in the USA.

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Arrive in Waco

Find out what will happen once you know when you are arriving on campus.

A Welcome Message

On behalf of President Linda A. Livingstone, it is my pleasure to offer you admission to Baylor University. My colleagues and I commend you on the academic accomplishments that have earned you a spot in the new class. When you become a Baylor student, you will join an academic community grounded in Christian faith and rich with a heritage that reaches back to our founding in 1845. Additionally, you’ll become part of the Baylor family, a worldwide network of Bears who share your college experience.

If you have questions as you complete these next steps to prepare for your studies with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Jessica King Gereghty
Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions

Your First Week As A Baylor Student

You will be welcomed at Baylor from the moment you enroll. At the start of the semester, you will take part in orientation week activities. You will be introduced to the campus, staff, facilities, and meet other students. There are also tours of Waco, so you can get to know the city.

Our International Study Center staff will help you settle in. They will be happy to answer any questions you have about your course, or life in the USA.

*Subject to University policy and ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19

^Excluding Master's International Year and 3-semester International Year