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

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. 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.

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. ACT and SAT are 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.


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, first, reply to your Offer of Admission in your application portal. A new checklist item will appear so that you can pay your deposit.

Step 2: 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 3: Sign up for a Round-Up event or contact your Admission Counselor to receive advising and to register for courses.

Documents can be sent to:

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

Fax: 325-671-2115