Admission Requirements: First-Time Freshmen

General admission will be offered based on test scores, class rank, GPA, and extracurricular activities.

Automatic general admission will be offered to any student with one of the following qualifications:

  • A Composite ACT score of 20 or
  • A Combined SAT score of 1030 or
  • A CLT score of 66 or
  • A high school class rank within the top 25%

Test Optional admissions will be available for Fall 2021 applicants.

Conditional admission may be offered to select students. If a student is selected for conditional admission, additional application materials may be requested.

Hardin-Simmons continues to follow current admission practices. With the cancellation of some spring college entrance exams, the Classic Learning Test (CLT) will offer an April test, which can be taken online at home. Click here to read more about the CLT and even take a practice exam. The ACT is still hopeful to have summer exams, and HSU will hopefully host a Residual ACT in July or August. In the meantime, we will continue work with students who need to test or retest on a case-by-case basis to help determine their best options.

Important Dates

 General Admission
Deadline to Apply Applications are accepted through August 2020 for Fall 2020 start.
Early Action Submit an application, your ACT/SAT/CLT scores, and a High School transcript before Dec. 13, 2019, to qualify for early action and receive benefits such as a 24-hour admission decision, early scholarship and financial aid awards, and priority access to the housing application.
Notification of Acceptance to HSU Within 5 business days of receiving all required documents
Financial Arrangements Make arrangements with the Business Office to secure your class schedule
Deadline for Fall semester 2020 August 3, 2020