• Admission Checklist Admitted Student Checklist

    Admission Checklist

    1 Admission

    Freshmen: Here’s what we need from you for an admission decision.

    If you are offered Conditional Admission you must return the Conditional Admission Contract for Enrollment and 3 letters of recommendation also.

    Transfers: Here’s what we need from you for an admission decision.

    If you have completed less than 24 college credit hours, you must submit your high school credentials also - high school transcript and ACT or SAT score.

    2 Enrollment

    All Students: Here’s what we need from you before registering for classes.

    • Step 1: Pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable after May 1, 2015)

      All new students pay a $300 enrollment deposit prior to class registration. The enrollment deposit is the first investment in your future at HSU. It reserves your place in the class, shows your intent to attend, and places your name on the list for Housing and Stampede (new student orientation). The deposit will be credited toward your first semester charges after classes begin. To pay your enrollment deposit, log into your HSU Central account and select CashNet to “Make a Payment.” (Non-refundable after May 1, 2015)

    • Step 2: Meningitis Vaccination Record

      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. Hardin-Simmons University requires every new incoming student under 22 years of age to provide proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to registering for classes.

    • Step 3: Accept Terms of Agreement (after February 1, 2015)*

      In your HSU Central Account scroll to Self Service and click Students > Registration > Terms of Agreement. Accept and Submit.

    • *Access in HSU Central

      Following admission approval you will be mailed a login to your HSU Central account. Click HSU Central from the HSU homepage and login. You will be prompted to set your own PIN (password).

    Send all documents to:
    Office of Enrollment Services
    Hardin-Simmons University
    PO Box 16050
    Abilene, TX 79698-6050
    Fax 325-671-2115

    Important Dates
    Fall Preview November 14, 2015
    Early Choice Deadline December 11, 2015
    Honors Application Deadline January 15, 2016
    Honors Interviews February 12, 2016
    Winter Preview February 13, 2016
    Early Enrollment Deadline April 1, 2016
    Round-Up Registration Events April 22, April 29, June 24, June 27
    Fall Financial Arrangements Deadline August 2, 2016

    Admitted Student Checklist

    Congratulations on your acceptance to HSU! There are several more items to check off the list to complete your enrollment. Several of the items involve filling out online forms through HSU Central or other websites and those are included here for your convenience. We are always here to assist you if you have questions along the way!

    Before Registration


    Round-Up events are planned to provide initial orientation, advising, registration, student services, and activities. Advance reservation requested to make advising appointment, please sign-up online.

    • Advising and Registration
    • Student I.D.
    • Register for Stampede
    • Release Form

    Health Information and Residence Life


    Submit your final transcript showing you high school graduation date and your final semester grades and/or your official transcript(s) from prior colleges if transferring courses.


    • Plan to attend Stampede (new student orientation)

    Student Financial Services

    All award information for 2015-16 will be distributed via HSU email. Financial Aid awards can be accessed anytime on HSU Central.

    Federal Student Loans(optional)

    Additional Aid Opportunities

    Statements of Account and Payment

    Statements are available online at the CASHNET link in HSU Central.

    • Pay in full - August 3 is payment deadline to secure classes for Fall 2015 semester.
    • 100% financial aid (scholarships and/or loans)
    • Payment Plan - set-up through CASHNET link in HSU Central. Payment reminders are sent via email for students enrolled in the payment plans. First payment due by August 3.


    Final approval is given at check-in to be sure all items on this list are cleared prior to start of classes. Check-in dates for athletes are set by the coaches. Stampede check-in is August 19. Other students check-in August 21.

    • Check-in and Move-in
    • Parking permit is required to park a vehicle on campus. Please bring vehicle information to Check-in.
    • Books and Course materials - Books are available for purchase or rental in the campus Bookstore as well as all other course materials.
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