GO (Get Oriented)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Admissions
GO is HBU’s official free and required orientation for new incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19, in an effort to plan for the safety of our students, guests, faculty and staff, Houston Baptist University is providing opportunities for you to attend orientation virtually and in person. We are still planning for our Summer Orientations. Please check back regularly for updates.

All new students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of virtual and in person sessions to help them transition to HBU. During their session, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and register for classes.  Below are the steps you need to complete. Have questions, email GO@hbu.edu or call 281.649.3003.


 

Houston Baptist University offers two in-person opportunities for students to meet with an advisor and pre-register for fall classes. Pre-Registration is optional but highly recommended for those students looking to create their classes schedule before the summer orientation.

Pre-Registration Information

Registration opens March 1 for those students who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit. You will receive and email with instructions on how to register. Spots are limited, so if you are ready to submit your enrollment deposit you can do so here!

WHEN:

    • Pre-Registration Session I:  Saturday, April 24, 2021  TIME:  8:00 a.m. -1 p.m.
    • Pre-Registration Session II: Saturday, May 8, 2021    TIME:  8 a.m. -1 p.m.

WHO:

    • New Incoming Fall/Summer 2021 Freshmen & Transfers

WHERE:

    • Location/ Schedule: In-Person ONLY Houston Baptist University
PRE-REGISTRATION SCHEDULE (PDF)

Begin Your Pre-Work

Preparing for your Pre-Registration session has never been easier. We have outlined all the steps you need to take to prepare for your advising and class registration here at Houston Baptist.

  • ALEKS Math Placement: We have one crucial task that needs to be completed prior to your advising appointment. This task is taking the “ALEKS”, which is HBU’s Math Placement Exam. You are allowed to take the ALEKS once at home through Huskynet.
  • Dual Credit & College Transcripts: We know retrieving transcripts are tough that is why you can upload an unofficial dual credit transcript during your registration. This will allow your advisor the tools they need to recommend the best class schedule.
  • English Placement Examination– student who do not meet the requirements for English Placement will be required to take our placement Accuplacer. See Testing Page for details.
  • Confirm Your Major: Don’t forget to confirm your major here, if you have decided to change your major you can update using HBU.edu/update.

Helpful Tools

Accessing Husky Net:  You will need your HBU One login to  ex.(Username wkiza@hbu.edu + password)

Access HBU SystemsFour Year Major Plans & Pathways

Learn Advising & Class Registration

Pre-Registration

Freshmen:  You will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes, don’t worry your academic advisor is reviewing all your AP and Dual Credit you have SUBMITTED.  Don’t forget to provide all dual credit and AP course work or credit for the most accurate schedule.

Transfers: Please note that you are not required to attend Transfer GO although highly encourage if you attend one of our Pre-Registration sessions. 

NOTE: Transfers selected for our Fall 2021 nursing cohort will have to attend a nursing orientation this summer in addition to Pre-Registration.

HBU Recruited Athletes ONLY: You will have the chance to meet with our Director of Academics, Samantha Bottoms during Pre-Registration to ensure your athletic and academic schedules align.


Helpful Resources

Academic Registration WorksheetWeekly  Schedule FormRegistration Quick Guide

Freshmen GO (Get Oriented) is an opportunity for new students to learn about Houston Baptist and the programs and services.   GO is Mandatory for all new incoming Freshmen students. We offer a FREE 2 day orientation to guide each new student at HBU to success. While at GO, students will get the chance to meet other Huskies, meet with staff and faculty advisors, register for class, learn new HBU traditions and have some fun.

Save the Date

You only need to register for 1 of the GO events. They are mandatory and space is limited. Registration opens March 1, 2021 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Freshmen GO I Monday- Tuesday June 7-8, 2021
Freshmen GO II Thursday-Friday June 10-11, 2021
Freshmen GO III Monday-Tuesday June 14-15, 2021
Freshmen GO IV Thursday-Friday June 17-18, 2021

Transfer GO (Get Oriented) is an opportunity for new Transfer Huskies to learn about all things related to transitioning to HBU as a transfer student. We have designed a FREE 1 day event where transfers are guided through success. While at Transfer GO, student will get the chance to meet other new Huskies, get advice from transfer mentors register for classes, learn new HBU traditions and have fun.

Save the Date

You only need to register for 1 of the GO events. They are mandatory and space is limited. Registration opens March 1, 2021 first to all student who have submitted their $200 enrollment deposit.

Transfer  GO I Wednesday June 2, 2021
Transfer GO II Wednesday June 23, 2021

Sample  Transfer “GO” Schedule (PDF)

 

If you lived 250 miles outside of Houston Baptist University or feel more comfortable attending “GO” virtually, we invite you to attend our Virtual/Distance Advising.  Students can register

Distance advising will begin June 21st, 2021, and run throughout the summer. Students are contacted to schedule an individual over the phone or Zoom call with their advisor to discuss all options. As part of your distance advising, you are required to attend ONE of our virtual orientation sessions, scheduled below. You will be sent a Zoom link to register for the session of your choice. 

Virtual  GO I Wednesday June 30, 2021, 8am- 12pm
Virtual GO II Wednesday July 28, 2021,  8am- 12pm

 


Virtual/Distance Advising Pre-Work


 

 

We offer Mini “GO” Orientations sessions that will take place after the June Summer GO sessions. These sessions are ONE-day sessions where we welcome new Huskies and their families to hear from all departments across campus, advising, and financial aid.

Join us during this time to get your class schedule and prepare for life before school begins this fall.

 Mini GO  I Wednesday TBA,  8am- 4pm
 Mini GO  II Thursday TBA, 8am- 4pm
 Mini GO  III Wednesday TBA, 8am- 4pm

Your Guide to “GO” Orientation