Admission Requirements: First-Time Freshmen

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

  • A Composite ACT score of 20 or higher
  • A Combined SAT score of 1030 or higher
  • A CLT score of 66 or higher
  • A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A high school class rank within the top 50% in a class of 10 or more

While we recommend you take a college entrance exam, or submit the scores you already have, HSU will accept applications without test scores, with no penalty to the student.  HSU will continue to have a holistic application review process and will consider all submitted application items when making an admission decision.

 

Important Dates

 General Admission
Deadline to Apply Applications are accepted through August 2023 for Fall 2023 start.
Early Action To qualify for our Early Action Incentive AND obtain a $500 credit on your student account you must meet the following:

  • Receive admission to HSU by December 19, 2022
  • Pay your enrollment deposit ($300) by April 3, 2023
  • Attend a Cowboy Preview event by April 3, 2023
  • Send us your FAFSA by April 3, 2023

To qualify for our Spring Incentive AND obtain a $300 credit to your student account you must meet the following:

  • Receive admission to HSU by March 1, 2023
  • Pay your enrollment deposit ($300) by May 1, 2023
  • Attend a Cowboy Preview event by May 1, 2023
  • Send us your FAFSA by May 1, 2023
Notification of Acceptance to HSU Students meeting general admission requirements will receive notification within 5 business days of receiving all required documents.
Deadline for Financial Arrangements Make arrangements with the Business Office for Fall 2023 charges by August 1, 2023.
Students who enroll after the deadline must make payment arrangements immediately.