Welcome to the HBU Family!
Congratulations on your acceptance to attend Houston Baptist University! You are now on your way to officially becoming a Husky. Please review the steps below to ensure your enrollment is a smooth one.
Secure your admission and receive and a brand new “I’m A Husky” t-shirt by paying your Enrollment Deposit.
The $100 deposit goes directly towards your first semester’s tuition and is refundable up until May 1, 2017. Once deposited, we will send you your “I’m A Husky” shirt so you can show off your Husky pride. Deposit today.
It is encouraged for you to take a tour of campus, as this student-led tour provides further insight into the University and campus layout. Personal campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Fridays at 3 p.m. There are also several special visit opportunities throughout the year. Reserve a campus tour today.
Scholarship Opportunities and Net Price Calculator
There are several automatic scholarships for freshman and transfer students, along with a few scholarships that require additional documents. You should receive a merit award letter a week to two weeks after your acceptance letter.
Please use our online Net Price Calculator to estimate the scholarships and other financial awards that may be available to you. Freshmen scholarships are based on high school class rank from your transcript and on your SAT or ACT score. Our transfer scholarships are based on cumulative college GPA.
Submit your FAFSA
It is highly recommended that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if you think your family may not qualify for any aid. Students who submit the FAFSA are eligible to receive additional grants, loans, and qualify for work-study opportunities.
Per Texas law, all students under the age of 22 who are attending a new college after January 1, 2012, must have received the meningitis vaccination no more than five years prior to the first day of class. Also, you must have received the vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of class or campus move-in.
You must provide both proof of the meningitis vaccination and the HBU meningitis form, prior to being allowed to register for classes or move onto campus. Proof of vaccination consists of a copy of shot records with signature of the healthcare professional and the date the shot was administered. If you wish to request an affidavit for exemption from the vaccine for reasons of conscience, please complete the request at this link. If approved, you will be sent an affidavit that will need to be notarized and turned in to our office. *Please note, this process takes up to three weeks.
For more information on Health Requirements for New Students, please go here.
Pre Registration Events!
Admitted freshmen for Summer or Fall 2017 can attend one of our Pre Registration events on May 6 or May 20. These events allow incoming freshmen to sit down with an advisor, build out your fall class schedule, and register for those classes. Students who do not attend a Pre Registration event will have their schedule built for them by the Advising/Admissions team and will receive their fall class schedule at their GO session. Sign up today!
New Student Orientation
The RSVP for freshman and transfer orientation sessions for students starting in Fall of 2017 is now open! Check out our Orientation and Registration page for more information.
Apply to Live On Campus
Freshmen can apply to live in Freshman Village, our suite of residence halls that are specifically for freshmen. Transfer students can live in Hodo Residence College or Husky Village Apartments (sophomores and up only).
After being admitted to HBU, Residence Life will email you a link to the online ResLife application, as well as your username and password needed to apply. Please see the Residence Life page for additional information on the application process.
The Odyssey: HBU Campus Recreation’s The Odyssey is an exciting outdoor adventure created just for incoming freshmen! It is a great opportunity to jump start your journey at HBU through building authentic relationships by meeting current student leaders, HBU faculty/staff, and learning all about the HBU community.
Through a partnership with Camp Eagle, in Rocksprings TX, a fun filled and epic retreat has been created just for The Odyssey. You will enjoy the great outdoors through hiking, zip lining, and hanging out by the water. Check for dates later in the Spring.
GEN 1 Summer Bridge: Additional support is offered to first generation students through the Summer Bridge program. This is a free 4-day program designed to help first generation students make friends with other incoming first generation students, gain familiarity with HBU’s campus and staff, and learn some practical skills that will help make them successful students. Sign-ups will be available at each Orientation.
Welcome Days (Fall of 2017 only)
Learn what it takes to be a Husky by making friends, having fun and receiving helpful information to get your college experience off to a great start. See all of the details on the Welcome Days webpage.