• International Students

    An international student is one who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    Hardin-Simmons University suggests all admission documents be submitted by June 1, 2016 for Fall 2016. HSU requests that all materials be sent in together. Partial application packets will not be considered.

    Preparing to attend college in a foreign country can be very exciting, but it can also seem a little overwhelming at times. International students bring an important dimension to the cultural life of Hardin-Simmons University. This information is designed to help you make a smooth transition to Hardin-Simmons University.

    Requirements for International Students:

    Requirements for international students can also be found in the University Catalog

    • Step 1: Complete the undergraduate admission application

      Application deadline for fall semester enrollment is April 1. Application deadline for spring enrollment is September 1. To get started, go to Applying to HSU.

    • Step 2: Submit the required credentials
      1. Official SAT or ACT or TOEFL test scores. All required credentials must be either original documents or photocopies signed and stamped by a school or government official. All SAT, ACT and TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. HSU school codes: SAT-6268, ACT-4096, TOEFL-6268  
      2. Transcripts of all secondary work including any exit exams you have completed. Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions will require evaluation from IACE or WES.
      3. 3 letters of recommendation (Download the PDF)
      4. One of the following as proof of English proficiency if your native language is not English:
        • An official transcript showing the completion of one year of full-time study at a school located in the US
        • An official statement of the completion of one year of full-time study at a school where English is the official language of instruction
        • An official SAT verbal score of 480 or ACT English score of 20
        • An official TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based exam, a 213 on the computer-based exam or a 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT).
         
       
    • Step 3: Complete all required international forms
      1. Statement of Financial Backing – A notarized financial statement from parents or sponsor indicating ability and willingness to provide for all financial needs must be accompanied by evidence of available resources in the form of a bank statement. You can download the statement of financial backing here(PDF).
      2. Statement of Purpose indicating why you wish to study in the US.
      3. Copy of Passport
      4. Health Form (including meningitis and tuberculosis records). Download the form here.
       
    • Step 4: Pay $300 Enrollment Deposit

      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 “Applying for Visa” at the bottom of this page.

    • Step 5: Submit Housing Request

      By now you will have received your Student ID number and log in information to the HSU Central student portal. In HSU Central click “Res Life Central” and submit your housing request.

    • Step 6: Register for Classes

      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 jjones@hsutx.edu. He will contact your faculty advisor to assist you in registering for your first semester classes via email.

    • Step 7: Payment

      Payment due by August 1, 2016 using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central or:
      For instructions to wire funds contact:
      HSU Business Office
      businessoffice@hsutx.edu
      325-670-1217

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