Baylor's Summer of Discovery is making it easy for incoming Baylor students to get a jump start on classes this summer with discounted online courses.
Summer of Discovery classes will be taught by Baylor faculty in the supportive Christian environment that is a hallmark of a Baylor education. In addition, students will learn alongside new friends who will be a part of their lives on campus.
Here's how it works:
- Review the Summer of Discovery online course list and summer sessions in which they are offered.
- Summer classes are available across two summer sessions in 2023 — Summer 1 (June 1 - July 7) and Summer 2 (July 10 - Aug. 11).
Students may choose to attend one or both summer sessions.
Keep in mind that if you choose to do Baylor Line Camp (which we highly recommend), you must choose an alternating summer session for Summer of Discovery classes.
- As a part of the Summer of Discovery program, courses are discounted from regular tuition, and students receive greater discounts as the number of classes taken increases.
- Take 6 hours or less at a discounted rate of $1,518.00 per semester hour and save $765 per semester hour.
- Take 7-9 hours at a discounted rate of $1,060.00 per semester hour and save $1,225 per semester hour.
- Take 10 or more hours at a discounted rate of $795 per semester hour and save $1,490 per semester hour.
- Students may take a maximum of 8 hours in any single summer session. The discount applies to cumulative class hours taken across both sessions.
- After receiving your Baylor acceptance, students interested in Summer of Discovery will login to their goBAYLOR account and change their entry term to Summer 2023. The deadline to change your entry term is Friday, April 21, 2023.
- Please keep in mind that any courses you might take this summer will be part of your college transcript and will count toward your cumulative GPA, so make sure you're prepared for however many hours you decide to take.
Once you have officially changed your entry term to the summer, an academic advisor will work with you to select the courses that will work best for your academic goals.
To get an idea of the course section that best fits your schedule, students can search Baylor’s schedule of classes. The course offerings can be narrowed down by using filters on the search page. To begin your initial search, choose:
- Summer Session (select the session you plan to enroll)
From here, if you want to filter your search further, you may choose a College (Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering and Computer Science, Education, and so forth), as well as a Subject area under the Course Prefix filter.
Please pay attention to the delivery method when choosing the course that you are interested in taking:
Asynchronous classes let students complete their work on their own time. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to connect to their class. The good news is that in asynchronous courses, you could hit the books no matter what hour of day (or night). When you look at the schedule of classes, asynchronous courses won't show a day or time.
Synchronous classes occur on set schedules and time frames. Students and instructors are online at the same time in synchronous classes since lectures, discussions and presentations take place at specific hours. When you look at the schedule of classes, synchronous courses will show specific days and time.
In order to ensure compliance with state laws regarding consent to treatment, the reduced student fees payable for the online summer session by non-degree-seeking students, incoming freshmen, and transfers do not permit access to Baylor Health Services or Counseling Center. Academic counseling, applicable academic accommodations for disabilities, and other academic services are available for online non-degree-seeking students, incoming freshmen, and transfers. Online students who are present in Waco may use University Libraries, McLane Student Life Center, and other facilities that are open to students. All facilities are subject to closure at any time per government order or at Baylor’s discretion.