High school graduates who have earned a minimum of twenty-six units are eligible to be considered for regular admission. Students who have obtained college credit hours prior to high school graduation must apply according to freshmen admission guidelines. Of the twenty-six units required for admission, the following are prescribed:
*Requires English I, II, III and IV. Other courses, including Correlated Language Arts and courses from other subject areas, are not acceptable.
**Requires courses at the level of Algebra I and above. Consumer mathematics, pre-algebra, informal geometry, and fundamentals of mathematics is not acceptable. The elective units may be chosen from the list of subjects accepted by the Texas Education Agency.
Attn: Admissions Office
P.O. Box 16050
Abilene, TX 79698
* NOTE: No course load restrictions for Level I and II admission.
Continuation to next term for Level I and II admission is academic progress.
** NOTE: SAT scores are based on the new SAT, which includes writing.
***NOTE: Students that have obtained college credit hours prior to high school graduation must apply according to freshman admission guidelines.
Upon receipt of all required information, students are contacted by mail in regard to admission to the university. All student files are updated by the Enrollment Services Office as new paperwork is received. Students are contacted by mail when items pertaining to their file are received.
Each student entering Hardin-Simmons for the first time is assigned an academic advisor from their field of interest. Students who have not declared a major are advised by members of the Advising Center. All advisors are members of the HSU faculty/staff. All incoming students are required to attend a Round-Up event, where they will confer with their academic advisor to approve a schedule. After meeting with their academic advisor, each student will complete the registration process, also at Round-Up.
All new students are encouraged to participate in Stampede Week. Organized by the Office of Student Development, Stampede Week affords students the opportunity to become acclimated with HSU as well as meet other new students, faculty, and staff. Current students serve as orientation leaders to guide students through the week, which culminates with the traditional beanie capping ceremony and evening at Abilene's Historic Paramount Theater.
Please refer to Page 01 of the Undergraduate Bulletin
If you are graduating from a two-year college, seeking a change from your present school, or planning to resume your education, Hardin-Simmons University is the place where every student--traditional or non-traditional--is welcomed as a part of the family. HSU provides you with the opportunity to be involved in many organizations and activities, and stresses the importance of your receiving individual attention from faculty and staff.
A student applying for admission as a transfer student from another college or university beyond high school graduation must submit:
A tentative course-by-course evaluation of transfer work is prepared by the Registrar's office. If a student is transferring from a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation association, his/her work will be generally accepted if such work is equivalent to or parallel with course work offered at HSU and satisfactory grades have been earned. Final acceptance of transfer work is subject to the approval of the Registrar.
Many students and their families do not realize the amount of financial assistance that is available to help pay for the cost of a Hardin-Simmons education. Once you have applied for financial assistance, you will be considered for aid from a variety of sources.
There are two types of assistance: grant aid and self-help aid. Grant aid, in the form of scholarships and grants, does not have to be repaid. Self-help aid, in the form of loans and college work-study programs, means you either borrow money which you repay after completing your education or you work to earn money to subsidize the cost of your education. Both grant aid and self-help aid are funded through federal, state, institutional, and private dollars.
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