• Admissions Process

    Preparing to study in a foreign country can be very exciting, and the journey to enrollment is a fulfilling experience. The following steps are designed to help you make a smooth transition to HSU. Click on each “step” to guide you through the process.

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Undergraduate Admissions for Students Transferring from U.S. Colleges

    • Step 1: Application

      Application Deadlines:

      • Fall: March 1
      • Spring: September 1

      There is no application fee! Create a profile and use it to submit the online application. To get started, go to Applying to HSU.

      Need assistance? See the following video tutorials:

       
    • Step 2: Admission

      Admission Deadlines:

      • Fall: April 1
      • Spring: September 15
      1. Submit transcripts from your current university.

        Go to your university’s registrar’s office and request that your official transcript be mailed to Hardin-Simmons University. The address is:

        • 2200 Hickory Street
        • HSU Box 16050
        • Office of Enrollment Services
        • Abilene, TX 79698
         
      2. Statement of purpose. Submit a one to two-page essay on why you wish to study in the United States or at Hardin-Simmons University.

      3. Copy of Passport. Submit a copy of your passport.

       
    • Step 3: Immigration

      Immigration Deadlines:

      • Fall: June 1
      • Spring: October 15
      1. Statement of financial backing.

        Submit a completed and signed form and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc.

      2. Click here for a Step-By-Step guide on how to pay the Enrollment Deposit.
      3. Complete and submit Transfer SEVIS record.

        After you are admitted, talk to your DSO (Designated School Official) or International Student Advisor to get your records transferred in SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) from your current school to HSU. Our DSO will then be able to accept you into Hardin-Simmons. Please keep in mind that this process can take several days.

      4. Upon receipt of your Enrollment Deposit and SEVIS record transfer, your I-20 will be sent to you.

       
    • Step 4: Finalization

      Finalization Deadlines:

      • Fall: July 1
      • Spring: December 1
      1. Complete and submit forms:

        1. The health form must be filled out by your health care provider. Please note, Meningitis is the only required immunization and Tuberculosis screening may be required by the U.S. Government for some countries; all others are not required for arrival.
        2. Fill out a housing request. If you have any questions please contact ResLife department +1 (325) 670-1252 or residencelife@hsutx.edu.
        3. Arrival Form
         
      2. See Step-By-Step guide to accept Terms of Agreement.
      3. See instructions to accept scholarships.
      4. Check and see your class schedule.
       
    • Step 5: Payment

      Payment Deadlines:

      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring January 5

      (See more deadlines here)

      See Step-By-Step Guide to make your first payment using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central. For instructions on how to wire funds, contact the HSU Business Office at businessoffice@hsutx.edu or +1 (325) 670-1217.

    Undergraduate Admissions for Students Transferring from Colleges Outside the U.S.

    • Step 1: Application

      Application Deadlines:

      • Fall: March 1
      • Spring: September 1

      There is no application fee! Create a profile and use it to submit the online application. To get started, click here.

      Need assistance? See the following video tutorials:

       
    • Step 2: Admission

      Admission Deadlines

      • Fall: April 1
      • Spring: September 15
      1. Submit either TOEFL or IELTS score.

        Minimum requirements for admission approval:

        Test Score Test Centers Test Dates
        TOEFL 79* -- --
        IELTS 6.5 -- --

        HSU school codes: TOEFL-6268

        *or 550 on paper exam

      2. Submit transcripts from your current university.

        You will need a WES evaluation. Your previous university will send your official transcripts to WES. Click here to see how the sealed transcript should look. Please follow the Step-By-Step guide for all WES Evaluations.

      3. Statement of purpose. Submit a one to two-page essay on why you wish to study in the United States or at Hardin-Simmons University.
      4. Copy of Passport. Submit a copy of your passport.
       
    • Step 3: Immigration

      Immigration Deadlines:

      • Fall: May 1
      • Spring: October 15
      1. Statement of financial backing.

        Submit a completed and signed form and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc. You will also submit these documents to the U.S. Consulate when applying for your visa. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information.

      2. Pay enrollment deposit.

        Click here for a Step-By-Step guide on how to pay the enrollment deposit. At this point you will have been approved for admission. Upon receipt of your enrollment deposit, your I-20 will be sent to you. You will need your I-20 to submit your SEVIS I-901 fee and apply for your F-1 visa. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page.

      3. Pay SEVIS Fee. See video tutorial.

      4. Schedule Visa interview.

        See F-1 Visa Interview Checklist for detailed instructions. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information. Click here to apply for your visa interview.

       
    • Step 4: Finalization

      Finalization Deadlines:

      • Fall: July 1
      • Spring: December 1
      1. Complete and submit forms:
        1. The health form "Student Health Form” must be filled out by your health care provider. Please note, Meningitis is the only required immunization and Tuberculosis screening may be required by the U.S. Government for some countries; all others are not required for arrival.
        2. Fill out a housing request. If you have any questions please contact ResLife department +1 (325) 670-1252 or residencelife@hsutx.edu.
        3. Complete an Arrival Form.
      2. See Step-By-Step guide to accept Terms of Agreement.
      3. See instructions to Accept Scholarships.
      4. Respond to advising e-mail in order to register for classes and view your class schedule.
       
    • Step 5: Payment

      Payment Deadlines:

      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring January 5

      (See more deadlines here)

      See Step-By-Step Guide to make your first payment using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central. For instructions on how to wire funds, contact the HSU Business Office at businessoffice@hsutx.edu or +1 (325) 670-1217.

    Graduate Student

    • Step 1: Application

      Create a profile and use it to submit the online application. To get started, go to Applying to HSU. There is a $50 application fee that can be paid through your profile any time prior to being admitted.

    • Step 2: Admission
      1. Submit either TOEFL or IELTS score. Minimum requirements for admission approval:
        Test Score Test Centers Test Dates
        TOEFL 79* -- --
        IELTS 6.5 -- --
        *or 550 on paper exam
        HSU does not require a TOEFL or IELTS score for individuals who have attended a university in the U.S.
      2. Submit transcripts from your undergraduate university. You will need a WES evaluation. Your previous university will send your official transcripts to WES. Click here to see how the sealed transcript should look. Please follow the Step-By-Step guide for all WES Evaluations.

        *HSU does not require a WES evaluation for individuals who received an undergraduate degree from a university in the U.S.  
      3. Statement of purpose.Submit a one to two-page essay on why you wish to study in the United States or at Hardin-Simmons University.
      4. Copy of Passport. Submit a copy of your passport.
      5. Statement of financial backing. Submit a completed and signed form and include supporting evidence; i.e. bank statements, savings accounts, etc. You will also submit these documents to the U.S. Consulate when applying for your visa. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information.
      Supplemental documents will be required for various graduate programs.  
    • Step 3: Immigration
      1. Click here ”Paying Your HSU Enrollment Deposit” for a Step-By-Step guide on how to pay the enrollment deposit. At this point you will have been approved for admission. Upon receipt of your enrollment deposit, your I-20 will be sent to you. You will need your I-20 to submit your SEVIS I-901 fee and apply for your F-1 visa. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page.
      2. Pay SEVIS Fee. See video tutorial.
      3. Schedule Visa interview. See F-1 Visa Interview Checklist for detailed instructions. See “Immigration & Visa” on the right-hand side of this page for more information. Click here to apply for your visa interview.
       
    • Step 4: Finalization
      1. Complete and submit forms:
        1. The health form "Student Health Form” must be filled out by your health care provider. Please note, Meningitis is the only required immunization and Tuberculosis screening may be required by the U.S. Government for some countries; all others are not required for arrival.
        2. Fill out a housing request. If you have any questions please contact ResLife department +1 (325) 670-1252 or residencelife@hsutx.edu.
        3. Complete an Arrival Form.
      2. See Step-By-Step guide to accept Terms of Agreement.
      3. Respond to advising e-mail in order to register for classes and view your class schedule.
       
    • Step 5: Payment
      See Step-By-Step Guide to make your first payment using CashNet Bill Pay in HSU Central. For instructions on how to wire funds, contact the HSU Business Office at businessoffice@hsutx.edu or +1 (325) 670-1217.

    Change of Status

    If you are currently in the US under certain visas (B1, B2, etc.) and decide you want to attend HSU, you can either file a change of status in the U.S. or apply for a visa in your home country. For more information, please contact an international admissions counselor!

    Deadlines

    Fall 2018 Intake Deadlines:

    Application March 1
    Admission April 1
    Immigration May 1
    Finalization July 1
    Payment August 1


    Spring 2019 Intake Deadlines:

    Application September 1
    Admission September 15
    Immigration October 15
    Finalization December 1
    Payment January 5
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