Important Deadlines & Dates for International Admissions

Hardin-Simmons University offers two times a year for new international students to apply for admissions, arrive to campus, and then attend classes at the university. The Fall semester entry is in the middle of August and the Spring semester entry is at the beginning of January each year, there is not a Summer semester entry for international students at this time.

In order to have the greatest chance of acceptance and arrival to HSU, please complete your application and submit all of the required documents by these important dates below. As always, if you have any questions please email us at We are here to help!

Important Deadlines & Dates for International Admissions

International Admissions Deadline Financial Documents Deadline * Finalization Deadline ** International Student Arrival Dates Mandatory International Student Orientation Classes Begin
Fall 2021 June 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 July 1, 2021 August 9 to August 12, 2021 August 13 to August 14, 2021 August 23, 2021
Spring 2022 November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021 December 1, 2021 TBD TBD TBD

* The Financial Documents Deadline is the final date for international students to complete their statement of financial backing form and and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc. These documents must be submitted and approved in order for HSU to issue a Form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 education Visa. These documents will also be submitted the U.S. Consulate when applying for your visa.

** The Finalization Deadline is the final date for international students to complete their enrollment and arrival to HSU for the next semester. At this point, international students must have paid their enrollment deposit, registered for classes, submitted all of their visa documents, completed their HSU campus housing form, provided proof of their vaccinations and medical history , as well as completed their arrival form with the Global Engagement Office. Students who have not completed these items by this deadline will be deferred to the following semester entry period.