Every undergraduate student must take the Writing Proficiency Exam or pass ENGL 2101. Each student must demonstrate proficiency in written English and is permitted to take the examination after the student has completed 75 semester hours and six hours of English composition. For further information please refer to the HSU catalog, page 39, Proficiency in Written English.
80 chapel credits are required unless the student transfers from another institution. Transfer students receive chapel credits for each full-time semester transferred in (up to 60 credits). The number of chapel credits earned by the student will appear on the Registration Form. For further information on chapel credits, please refer to the HSU catalog page 39, Chapel-Assembly Credit.
The Credential Form generated by Enrollment Services and the Registration Form generated by the Registrar’s Office indicates which courses, if any, a student may need to take. The student should register for these courses the first semester of enrollment at Hardin Simmons University if the course is available.
FFSC 1170 Wellness of Life
Yes; students may register for the course to receive credit in their freshman year.
Only one time.
124 is the minimum number of hours a student will accumulate to be able to graduate. Often a student will have acquired more hours than the 124 hours due to the degree requirement, changing majors, and transfer courses. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 39, Minimum Hours Required.
42 hours is the minimum number of advanced hours required before a bachelor’s degree is granted. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 39, Advanced Work.
18 advanced hours are required in the major field with 12 of those hours taken at HSU.
6 advanced hours are required in the minor field. Hardin Simmons requires 6 advanced hours in the minor field be taken at HSU.
25 per cent of a student’s 124 hour requirement must be taken at HSU which is approximately 31 hours of a student’s degree. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 39, Residence Work.
A maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another senior institution during the Senior year (last 30 hours), provided the student has met the minimum residence requirement. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 39, Transfer Work during the Senior Year.
No hours from a Junior (2-year) College will be used as advanced hours.
No work will be transferred from a junior college after the student has completed a total of 66 semester hours regardless of where those 66 hours have been earned. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 34, Concurrent Enrollment.
The advisor and the student will initiate the degree plan. When the Declaring Degree Form has been completed and signed, it is returned to the Registrar’s Office where it will be processed. The completed degree plan will be mailed to the student as well as the dean’s office of the appropriate school (except Liberal Arts).
No CLEP tests can be taken after the last date to register for a course during a student’s last semester before graduation.
Student’s classified as Freshmen (30 or less hours) cannot register for upper-level hours (3000-4000) except under special circumstances and with the permission of the Registrar’s Office, the student’s advisor, and the Dean of the academic area.
Concurrent enrollment is not permitted at CJC or any other school except for those approved courses at ACU and McMurry. Hardin Simmons maintains a contractual agreement with ACU and McMurry whereby students can take courses on the campus of these schools and receive credit hours and grades which will apply toward their degree. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 26, Inter-college Erollment.
He/she must get prior approval and complete an Application for Taking Non-Residence Work Form. No courses with grades lower than “C” will be transferred. These courses do not affect the GPA. However, courses FAILED at HSU may NOT be taken at another institution. Please refer to the HSU catalog, page 10, Transfer Credit Evaluation Procedures.
To students who have substantially completed the course but whom, at the end of the semester and due to circumstances beyond his/her control, lacks certain essentials of performance, the grade of “I” may be given. The “I” becomes an “F” if the course is not completed and a grade change is not made by the end of the next long semester.
“IP” grades are used only when, by design, course work extends beyond the semester in which the course is scheduled.
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