• Application Checklist

    Freshman Admission

    A student applying for admission as a freshman must submit the following:

      An official high school transcript showing completion of the junior year and a documented class rank. A final official copy must also be submitted upon high school graduation. If you have taken any dual-credit/concurrent enrollment courses, official transcripts need to be sent (upon completion) from each of the colleges or universities attended.
      We will accept your highest composite score. We will not mix and match scores from separate exams. HSU requires a writing score of both the ACT and SAT.

    Transfer Admission

    A student applying for admission as a transfer must submit the following:

      An official transcript needs to be sent from each of the colleges or universities attended.
      Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours must also submit a high school transcript and satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT exams.

    Enrollment Deposit

    The enrollment deposit is specifically paid to reserve your space at Hardin-Simmons University. The University requests that all admitted students pay a $300 enrollment deposit prior to class registration. The enrollment deposit:

    • Reserves your space in the classroom
    • Puts your name on the Housing List (if you plan to live on campus)
    • Lets us know that you are still interested in attending
    • Ensures your spot at Stampede (new student orientation)
    • Is refundable until May 1st per a written request for refund
    • Is credited towards your first semester of school
    • The enrollment deposit does a lot.

    So, in addition to everything listed above, the enrollment deposit is also the first investment in your future.

    To pay the Enrollment Deposit, log into your HSU Central account, and select CashNet to 'Make a Payment.'

    Why the Enrollment Deposit Is Important

    The enrollment deposit is important because it lets us know to hold your space. Without paying the enrollment deposit, you cannot be added to the Housing List.

    This delay can cause problems if you have a specific housing request or a roommate preference. Housing assignments are first-come, first-served, so the earlier the Admissions Office gets the deposit, the more likely your housing requests can be honored.

    Also, the enrollment deposit allows us to plan for your attendance. It makes sure things are set up for you such as email access, access to library resources, and more.


  • The state requires that all incoming new students under the age of 22 must have the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. In addition, Hardin-Simmons University requires every new incoming student under 22 years of age provide proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to registering for classes.

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