Paul L. Foster Success Center

The Paul L. Foster Success Center (PLFSC) provides a supportive environment for all students with a wide range of services intentionally designed to undergird and maximize opportunities for success in their Baylor experience. In partnership with faculty and staff, we empower students to strive toward academic excellence and exploration of calling while discovering and fulfilling their personal gifts, goals, and aspirations.

Center for Academic Success and Engagement

The Center for Academic Success & Engagement (CASE) educates and empowers all students to discover and engage in effective paths for academic and personal thriving through learning strategies, self-management tools, holistic support, and a sense of belonging in the Baylor community.

Office of Access and Learning Accommodation

The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation (OALA) creates an encouraging, supportive, and caring environment where students with disabilities feel they are accepted and valued as individuals.  This is achieved by showing compassion, patience, and open-mindedness as well as through teaching responsibility.

Student Opportunity & Achievement Resources

Student Opportunity & Achievement Resources (SOAR) provides resources and programming aimed at supporting Baylor’s student population. SOAR is dedicated to offering the research and scholarly opportunities and financial knowledge, skills, and support systems necessary for students to ensure their educational success at all levels. 

Major Exploration & Success Advising

Major Exploration & Success Advising (MESA) provides assistance in combining curricular and co-curricular experiences enabling students to realize their individual calling.  We equip and challenge students to responsibly develop personalized, practical, and appropriate educational plans, reflecting their academic and creative strengths and encompassing transformational learning opportunities throughout the academic journey.

Nov. 28, 2022
Baylor Earns Student Success Acceleration Program Implementation Grant

$250,000 state grant builds upon mathematics curriculum redesign and supplemental instruction that increase underrepresented students’ academic success

Apr. 29, 2022
Center for Academic Success and Engagement to Unveil Ancestral Legacy Mural

A new Ancestral Legacy Mural in Baylor University’s Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) in the Sid Richardson Building has joined the growing list of inspirational murals located throughout the City of Waco.

Apr. 25, 2022
Visiting with Sara Ray, program manager for Student Financial Literacy in Baylor's Paul L. Foster Success Center.

It is Financial Literacy Month, and we're going to highlight some of the resources housed within the Paul L. Foster Success Center at Baylor within the office to serve students. Student Financial Literacy helps Baylor students understand personal money management to develop the financial knowledge and skills necessary for both current and future financial wellness through one-on-one coaching, online education and more.

Apr. 19, 2022
Assistant director of OALA explains difference between emotional support, service animals

Furry faces and wagging tails often fill Baylor’s campus, but most students do not truly understand the difference between pets, service animals and emotional support animals (ESA). While off-campus students may decide to share their space with a furry friend, the Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) works with students who live in residence halls to provide appropriate accommodations.