Application Checklist

We’re so excited that you’re interested in applying to Hardin-Simmons University. Our application process is simple and free! The required documents are below, but please contact your Admission Counselor with any questions.

Here’s what we need from you for an admission decision.


Apply to HSU

Applications may also be submitted through Common App or Apply Texas.

Submit a transcript from your high school showing your class rank and GPA (mailing address below). If you’ve taken dual-credit courses, official transcripts must be sent upon completion of classes from each college or university attended. See a sample homeschool transcript.

Submit your ACT, SAT, or CLT score (if applicable). The writing portion is not required. Please be advised that self-reported scores may be used for admission decisions, but must be verified prior to registration for classes. Any variance may affect your admission status and/or scholarship award.

That’s it! After you’ve completed those steps, you can always check your application status or upload missing items.


Here’s what we need from you before registering for classes. A full, personalized checklist can be found in your application portal after your admission.

Step 1: Pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit (can be refunded until May 1) All new students pay a $300 enrollment deposit prior to class registration. The enrollment deposit reserves your place in the class and shows your intent to attend. To pay your enrollment deposit login to your application portal.

Step 2: Sign up for a Cowboy Connect  For more information regarding our on campus mandatory event check out our webpage.

Step 3: Sign your Terms of Agreement through your Self-Service account.  Your self-service account will need to be activated prior to signing your Terms of Agreement.  If you have not done so you can login to your application portal and obtain your user name/password.

Step 4: Submit a verified ACT/SAT score (if applicable) You may have already self-reported your score, but you will need to submit a verified score prior to enrolling in classes.

Step 5: Meningitis Vaccination Record Submit your record online at Contact MedProctor at with questions. A live agent is chat-ready to assist students and may be reached through the website. The state requires that all incoming new students under the age of 22 must have the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. HSU encourages these students to provide proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to registering for classes and requires it by August 1st.

Step 6: Finalize your payment arrangements with the Business Office.  Payment plan options and payment due dates can be seen here.  Remember financial aid is available so be sure to file a FAFSA and apply for HSU Scholarships if you haven’t already done this.

Step 7: Plan to attend Stampede!

Documents can be sent to:

Hardin-Simmons University
Office of Enrollment Services
HSU Box 16050
Abilene, TX 79698

Fax: 325-671-2115