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 applicants will be automatically admitted with a 3.5 HS GPA

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 2021 for Fall 2021 start.
Early Action To qualify for early action: submit an application, send us your ACT/SAT/CLT scores (if applicable), and a High School transcript before Dec. 11, 2020.  By participating in the early action phase you will 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 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 2021 charges by August 2, 2021.  Students who enroll after August 2 must make payment arrangements immediately.