Summer Enrollment Requirements
Current Baylor F1 Students who want to take Summer Courses
Current Baylor students (those who were enrolled in the previous Spring term) can take as few or as many courses online or face to face as they choose during the summer. Summer is considered an official break so currently enrolled students are not bound by enrollment requirements UNLESS they are beginning a new degree program during the summer (see next category if starting a new program).
New Baylor F1 Students Beginning their Baylor degree in Summer from outside of the U.S.
Students starting their Baylor degree program in the summer from outside of the United States MUST have an I-20 from Baylor with an August start date AND may not enter the U.S. until 30 days before the start date. They may be enrolled in as many hours as they choose since they are out of the U.S. If the student is in the U.S. and not enrolled full-time in summer, the student will be out of status and their I-20 will be terminated.
New Baylor F1 Students Beginning their Baylor degree in Summer from within the U.S.
Students beginning their Baylor degree program in the summer from within the United States MUST have an I-20 from Baylor with a June or July start date AND be enrolled full time (12 hours undergraduate/9 hours graduate or full time equivalent course) for the summer in face-to-face classes. Students may only have one online course during the summer. This means enrollment in both Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms must equal a total of 12 or 9 hours (or a full time equivalent course) depending on academic level. Most courses during the summer are online so finding a schedule that meets requirements for in-person courses may be very difficult. There are no exceptions to the in-person course requirement since this is a U.S. Government requirement.
Accelerate Students who are currently F1 students at high schools in the U.S. who have not yet graduated
Foreign national students already within the U.S. on a U.S. high school’s I-20 who have not yet graduated and who are only taking summer courses and not beginning a degree plan do not need a new/separate I-20 from Baylor since they can take summer courses on their high school’s I-20. Students should contact their high school administrator about their desire to enroll in summer courses at Baylor University.