Preparing to study in a foreign country can be very exciting, and the journey to enrollment is a fulfilling experience. The following steps are designed to help you make a smooth transition to HSU. Click on each “step” to guide you through the process.
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Submit either an official SAT or ACT score.
Minimum requirements for admission approval:
Submit either TOEFL or IELTS score.
These must be either original documents or photocopies signed or stamped by a school or government official. Test scores may be sent directly from the testing agency.
HSU school codes: SAT-6268, ACT-4096, TOEFL-6268
*If you are transferring from a university outside of the U.S., you do not need to submit an SAT or ACT score. However, we do require a TOEFL score.
**or 550 on paper exam
Statement of financial backing.
Submit a 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 “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information.
Pay enrollment deposit.
Click here for a Step-By-Step guide on how to pay the 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 “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page.
Pay SEVIS Fee. See video tutorial.
Schedule Visa interview.
See F-1 Visa Interview Checklist for detailed instructions. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information. Click here to apply for your visa interview.
(See more deadlines here)
See Step-By-Step Guide to make your first payment using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central. For instructions on how to wire funds, contact the HSU Business Office at email@example.com or +1 (325) 670-1217.
There is no application fee! Create a profile and use it to submit the online application. To get started, go to Applying to HSU.
Submit transcripts from your current university.
Go to your university’s registrar’s office and request that your official transcript be mailed to Hardin-Simmons University. The address is:
Statement of purpose. Submit a one to two-page essay on why you wish to study in the United States or at Hardin-Simmons University.
Copy of Passport. Submit a copy of your passport.
Submit a completed and signed form and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc.
Complete and submit Transfer SEVIS record.
After you are admitted, talk to your DSO (Designated School Official) or International Student Advisor to get your records transferred in SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) from your current school to HSU. Our DSO will then be able to accept you into Hardin-Simmons. Please keep in mind that this process can take several days.
Upon receipt of your Enrollment Deposit and SEVIS record transfer, your I-20 will be sent to you.
Complete and submit forms:
HSU school codes: TOEFL-6268
*or 550 on paper exam
You will need a WES evaluation. Your previous university will send your official transcripts to WES. Click here to see how the sealed transcript should look. Please follow the Step-By-Step guide for all WES Evaluations.
Create a profile and use it to submit the online application. To get started, go to Applying to HSU. There is a $50 application fee that can be paid through your profile any time prior to being admitted.
If you are currently in the US under certain visas (B1, B2, etc.) and decide you want to attend HSU, you can either file a change of status in the U.S. or apply for a visa in your home country. For more information, please contact an international admissions counselor!
Talk with an International Admissions Counselor!
Skype ID: hsu.global
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Monday through Friday, 8AM – 5PM US
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