Hardin-Simmons University 2013-2014
timely manner, allowing reasonable time for the University to
respond. The student has the additional responsibility to
provide the institution with appropriate current (within a three-
year period) documentation of the disabling condition.
Completion of the required documentation is necessary in
order to allow the University to determine reasonable
accommodation of needs.
Students with disabilities admitted to HSU will be expected to
meet the same academic and behavior requirements that are
expected of all students at HSU.
All international students, except those who are permanent
U.S. residents or who have immigrant status, must submit
the following information before full consideration for
admission will be given:
1. An official international student application.
2. Payment of a non-refundable application fee.
3. Official transcripts in English of all academic work
attempted (secondary and postsecondary).
4. Two personal references.
5. A notarized statement from family or sponsor indicating
ability and willingness to assume all financial
responsibilities while in the United States, including
official bank statements and/or other requested
substantiation of available resources.
6. Housing and Health Forms. Upon acceptance to the
University, students may complete the Housing
Application and Health Form on-line. A Health Form is
required for all students.
Texas legislation requires
that every new student enrolling in a Texas college or
university submit documentation of Meningitis
Vaccination, regardless of residency status. Vaccine
must have been received no less than 10 days prior to
moving into campus housing or attending class.
Exemptions include students enrolled in online or other
distance education, or students 30 years of age or
older. Any exceptions must be approved by the
University Nurse and the Vice President for Student
The student is also required to submit
tuberculosis test results or a chest x-ray three months
before entering the states. All single students under
age 21 taking more than six semester hours, unless
living with family, are required to live in a residence hall
and to eat in the campus dining hall until the
completion of 60 hours.
7. Any international student that cannot provide
documentation of health care coverage will be required
to purchase insurance and the premium added to their
8. Satisfactory score of 550 on the TOEFL (213 on
Computer-based or 75 on Internet-based) unless
transferring 24 or more credit hours from an accredited
college or university. All international transcripts must
be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service.
9. Each international student entering HSU will post a
three hundred dollar (US $300) enrollment deposit with
the Business Office. This Deposit can only be utilized
toward payment of the student’s first semester’s
expenses, and will not be released earlier.
International students will not be admissible until the
deposit is recorded on the University ledgers.
No Form I-20 will be issued until all appropriate
documents have been received by the University,
including the SEVIS I-90 Fee.
TYPES OF ADMISSION
Individuals may gain admittance to HSU by one of the
High School Graduation
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
*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 are not acceptable.
The elective units may be chosen from the list of subjects
accepted by the Texas Education Agency.
Applicants will be evaluated and assigned an admission
status based upon their class standing and/or their ACT or
SAT scores. Applicants scoring lower than 18 on the ACT or
470 on the SAT-I (English/verbal or writing sections) are
required to take English 0110.
Applicants scoring lower than 18 on the ACT Reading Section
or 470 on the SAT-I Verbal Section are required to take
Applicants scoring lower than 18 on the ACT or 470 on the
SAT-I (math sections) are required to take Math 0300 if their
chosen degree requires Math 1310.
(summer, fall, or spring start)
top 10% of high school graduating
(summer, fall, or spring start)
top 25% of high school
graduating class. If ACT is less than 20 or SAT is less than
1390, then COHD 1300 Student Success Seminar is
No course load restrictions for Level I and II admission.
Continuation to next term for Level I and II admission is
Limited or Restricted Admission
For information regarding limited or restricted admission to
HSU, please contact your admission consultant.
Acceptance under a limited or restricted program is based
on program curriculum, load restrictions, contractual
agreements, and letters of recommendation.
High School Equivalency Examination (G.E.D.)
If an applicant is a veteran, graduate of an unaccredited home
school or private school program, or is seventeen years of age
or younger and has not been enrolled in an accredited high
school for at least one academic year, he/she may substitute