• Admission Checklist Admitted Student Checklist

    Admission Checklist

    1 Admission

    Freshmen: Here’s what we need from you for an admission decision.

    1. Your online application  
    2. Your high school transcript  
    3. Your ACT test score with writing or SAT test score with writing

    If you are offered Conditional Admission you must return the Conditional Admission Contract for Enrollment and 3 letters of recommendation also.

    Transfers: Here’s what we need from you for an admission decision.

    1. Your online application  
    2. Your college transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended

    If you have completed less than 24 college credit hours, you must submit your high school credentials also - high school transcript and ACT or SAT score.

    2 Enrollment

    All Students: Here’s what we need from you before registering for classes.

    1. Meningitis Vaccination Record
    2. In your HSU Central account accept the Terms of Agreement (after February 1, 2015).
    3. Pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable after May 1, 2015).

    Send all documents to:
    Office of Enrollment Services
    Hardin-Simmons University
    PO Box 16050
    Abilene, TX 79698-6050
    Fax 325-671-2115

    3 Housing

    After registering for classes, login to ResLife Central to complete the housing request.

    4 Important Deadlines

    Financial Aid Deadline: June 1, 2015: To secure your financial aid awards, you will need to Accept or reject my financial aid awards in HSU Central before the deadline. Certain program funds will be reallocated to registered students after this deadline.

    Financial Arrangements Deadline: August 3, 2015: To secure your class schedule, make financial arrangements with the Business Office before this date.

    • Application

      To access the online application click “Apply to HSU” on the HSU homepage.

    • Transcript (freshmen)

      Submit an official high school transcript showing completion of the junior year and a documented class rank. A final official copy must also be submitted upon high school graduation. If you have taken dual-credit or concurrent enrollment courses, official transcripts must be sent (upon completion) from each of the colleges or universities attended.

    • Transcript(s) (transfer)

      An official transcript must be sent from each of the colleges or universities attended. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours must also submit a high school transcript and satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT.

    • Meningitis Vaccination Record

      The state requires that all incoming new students under the age of 22 must have the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Hardin-Simmons University requires every new incoming student under 22 years of age to provide proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to registering for classes.

    • HSU Central account

      Following admission approval you will be mailed a login to your HSU Central account. Click HSU Central from the HSU homepage and login. You will be prompted to set your own PIN (password).

    • Terms of Agreement

      In your HSU Central Account scroll to Self Service and click Students > Registration > Terms of Agreement.

    • Enrollment Deposit

      All new students pay a $300 enrollment deposit prior to class registration. The enrollment deposit is the first investment in your future at HSU. It reserves your place in the class, shows your intent to attend, and places your name on the list for Housing and Stampede (new student orientation). The deposit will be credited toward your first semester charges after classes begin. To pay your enrollment deposit, log into your HSU Central account and select CashNet to “Make a Payment.” (Non-refundable after May 1, 2015)

    • Accept or reject my financial aid awards

      In your HSU Central account scroll to Self Service and click Students > Financial Aid > Accept or reject my financial aid awards. Loans cannot be accepted until they have been certified.

    • Financial Arrangements

      In your HSU Central account you can access CashNet to (1) pay your balance in full, (2) set up a payment plan, or (3) indicate you have secured financial aid to cover 100% of your balance. Contact the Business Office if you have questions.

    Admitted Student Checklist

    Congratulations on your acceptance to HSU! There are several more items to check off the list to complete your enrollment. Several of the items involve filling out online forms through HSU Central or other websites and those are included here for your convenience. We are always here to assist you if you have questions along the way!

    Before Registration


    Round-Up events are planned to provide initial orientation, advising, registration, student services, and activities. Advance reservation requested to make advising appointment, please sign-up online.

    • Advising and Registration
    • Student I.D.
    • Register for Stampede
    • Release Form

    Health Information and Residence Life


    Submit your final transcript showing you high school graduation date and your final semester grades and/or your official transcript(s) from prior colleges if transferring courses.


    • Plan to attend Stampede (new student orientation)

    Student Financial Services

    All award information for 2015-16 will be distributed via HSU email. Financial Aid awards can be accessed anytime on HSU Central.

    Federal Student Loans(optional)

    Additional Aid Opportunities

    Statements of Account and Payment

    Statements are available online at the CASHNET link in HSU Central.

    • Pay in full - August 3 is payment deadline to secure classes for Fall 2015 semester.
    • 100% financial aid (scholarships and/or loans)
    • Payment Plan - set-up through CASHNET link in HSU Central. Payment reminders are sent via email for students enrolled in the payment plans. First payment due by August 3.


    Final approval is given at check-in to be sure all items on this list are cleared prior to start of classes. Check-in dates for athletes are set by the coaches. Stampede check-in is August 19. Other students check-in August 21.

    • Check-in and Move-in
    • Parking permit is required to park a vehicle on campus. Please bring vehicle information to Check-in.
    • Books and Course materials - Books are available for purchase or rental in the campus Bookstore as well as all other course materials.
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