• Cowboy Fridays

    Experience HSU on a Cowboy Friday! Cowboy Fridays are special group visit days for prospective students to learn more about HSU and, if desired, take the ACT Residual Exam.

    Upcoming Cowboy Fridays:

    Register to attend one of the upcoming Cowboy Fridays by selecting your preferred date below.     

    Cowboy Friday Schedule

    9:00 Arrive at the Dyess Welcome Center
    9:15 Campus tour
    10:30 Meet with your admission counselor
    11:15 Enjoy a complimentary lunch in the HSU dining hall (not available May - August)
    12:30 ACT

    If you plan to take the ACT Residual only and have submitted an application to Hardin-Simmons University, you can check-in at the Dyess Welcome Center at 12:15pm. The test will be from 12:30 to 4:30.

    You will NEED to Bring:

    • Photo ID (Ex: Driver's License, School ID)
    • $55 (Cash or money order only. Credit cards and checks will not be accepted.)
    • #2 pencils
    • Calculator

    What is the ACT Residual?

    The ACT Residual is just like the national ACT test with the following exceptions:

    • Campus Based - the ACT Residual is good only at HSU and cannot be transferred.
    • Small Test Groups - no large cafeterias or gymnasiums with hundreds of test takers.
    • Quicker Scoring - HSU will score your test within 5 business days; no more waiting several weeks.
    • Costs Less - the ACT Residual at HSU costs only $55!
    • A minimum of 60 days is required between ACT Residual testing days.
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