Registrar’s Office

For undergraduate courses, a CR may be awarded in place of an earned A, B, C, or D.  Undergraduate students may elect to receive a grade of CR/NC rather than a letter  grade for one or more courses provided that:

  • The student is not pursuing teacher certification.
  • The student has continued to attend/participate and submit assignments/quizzes/exams through the end of the semester.
  • The election is made by the student on or before May 1, 2020. 
  • The course is not a part of, is not a support course for, and is not a prerequisite for a professional or pre-professional program (such as Nursing or Education) in which the student is enrolled, if that program requires a letter grade for the course.  (For example, a grade of CR will not satisfy course requirements for nursing students who must earn a B or higher in prerequisite courses.)

This option is not available for any graduate courses.  All students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before making this decision.  Some professional and graduate programs and some majors may require a letter grade for particular courses.  A certain GPA is needed to maintain good academic standing in the university and is a requirement for some scholarships and grants.  Since a CR is not figured into a student’s GPA, in some cases it may be wiser for the student to seek a letter grade in a course rather than the CR/NC option in order to improve the student’s GPA.  For this semester, a CR/NC choice will not cause a student on academic probation to go on academic suspension.

Form to Request CR/NC grade

The course instructor will submit the earned letter grade. If the course is eligible and we have a request to change a grade to CR/NC submitted by the deadline of May 1, then the grade will be converted to either Credit (CR) for submitted grades of A, B, C, D or No Credit (NC) for submitted grade of F. A grade of CR will satisfy degree requirements (except as disallowed by program requirements) but will not be included in calculation of your GPA. Courses with NC grades will not satisfy degree requirements nor be calculated in the GPA. A separate form must be submitted for each course requesting to be changed from grade to CR/NC. More information is provided on the form.

Link to form: Request CR/NC Grade

GPA Calculation

To help with the decision of whether to request a change to CR/NC, students should refer to the Excel spreadsheet attachment to the email about the credit/no credit policy, or contact the Registrar.

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar. Our office is here to assist you with anything that has to do with your academic record. This includes enrollment, grades, change of major or minor, transcripts, verification, VA educational benefits, transfer, athletic eligibility, and graduation information.

Graduation Information

Our graduation guidebook will prepare you for all the steps you need to take to graduate from Hardin-Simmons. All of the graduation information you need is included in our guide.

May & August 2020 Graduation Schedule

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Abilene Convention Center
1100 N. 6th Street, Abilene

*Watch your HSU email for updates and information

Hardin-Simmons University in conjunction with the National Student Clearinghouse, offers self-service Enrollment Verification. With this service, students are able to print an Enrollment Verification Certificate at your own convenience. See the link in HSU Central (sign-in required).

Students register online through HSU Central  student self-service (select Student Self Service > Student Planning > Plan and Schedule). Students must meet with an advisor prior to registration and all holds must be cleared. See Registration Instructions  for information about how to register for classes (HSU Central > Academic Resources > Registrar > Pages).

Schedule of Classes

Students must declare a degree by the time they achieve 30 credit hours or more. The Declaring a Degree form is available in the Office of the Registrar or download from HSU Central Registrar Forms (Academic Resources tab). Once the form has been processed, you will be notified via your HSU email and you can view your degree plan online. The same form is also used to change/add a major or minor.

Add your class name (optional), semester credit hours, and expected grade for each class to display your GPA below. You may add additional classes by clicking the “Add Course” button.

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About the Registrar

The mission of the Office of the Registrar is to support the university community with the utmost integrity and accuracy through services pertaining to the official academic records. This objective encourages collaboration and cooperation between the Registrar’s Office and the constituencies it serves – students, faculty, staff, and the public – while implementing and enforcing institutional, professional, and legal standards and regulations related to academic records.  In fulfilling this mission, the Registrar’s Office designs and implements efficient systems for student registration, creates and maintains academic records, ensures the integrity of the degrees awarded by the university, and provides efficient, knowledgeable, fair, honest and respectful delivery of services related to those records.

Our Values

Provide high quality service to all individuals and institutional partners reflecting a cooperative attitude, timely response, and friendliness.

Uphold the utmost integrity in regards to records and individuals, through appropriate application of processes and practices observing established security protocols and regulations.

Create and maintain accurate records of individuals and the institution by applying best practices in records management and documentation.