We are so happy that you are interested in studying in the United States and particularly at Hardin-Simmons University. You will find that Hardin-Simmons is very accommodating to the needs of our international students and offers an excellent Christian-based education in a caring and supportive environment. International students bring an important dimension to the cultural life of our community, so we are very excited to know you and your story!
An international student is one who is not a U.S. citizen. For purposes of immigration and application status, a non-citizen will apply to HSU as an alien student and will be seeking an F-1 visa.
Resident alien/permanent residents are considered domestic students. A visa is not required, but the alien registration number must be included in the application for admission.
Preparing to study in a foreign country can be very exciting, but the steps to enrollment can seem a little overwhelming at times. The following steps are designed to help you make a smooth transition to HSU. Click on the "steps" below for details! You can also download the checklist under “Forms.”
Application deadline for fall semester enrollment is July 1. Application deadline for spring enrollment is November 1. To get started, go to Applying to HSU.
Submit the completed and signed form and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc.. You will also submit these documents to the U.S. Consulate when applying for your visa. See "Apply for Visa" at the bottom of this page.
Submit the completed and signed Health Form. Texas state law requires students under age 22 to have a meningitis vaccination within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to attending class. It may be included on the health form with the signature or stamp of the administering doctor or clinic. Valid meningitis record must be received before a student registers for classes.
At this point you will have been approved for admission. Upon receipt of your Enrollment Deposit your I-20 will be sent to you. You will need your I-20 to submit your SEVIS I-901 fee and apply for your F-1 visa. See “Apply for Visa" at the bottom of this page.
By now you will have received your Student ID number and login information to the HSU Central student portal. Be sure to set your own password and activate your HSU email account. In HSU Central, click “Res Life Central” and submit your housing request.
Accept your Terms of Agreement in HSU Central. Go to Self Service > Students > Registration > Accept Terms of Agreement. Accept and Submit. Next, to register for classes contact Mr. Jim Jones at email@example.com. He will contact your faculty advisor to assist you in registering for your first semester classes via email.
Pay your bill by the Payment Due Date using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central. For instructions on how to wire funds contact the HSU Business Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 325-670-1217.
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