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. 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 or SAT 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.


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

Step 1: Pay your $300 Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable after 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