Registrar's Office

This office is responsible for maintaining your student record. Your student record includes personal data, transfer credits, registration and course information, grades, and the transcript data. Transcript requests, enrollment information, degree and graduation verification are processed in this office. Harding University follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment) and only a person authorized by the act may access or receive information regarding a student’s record. Students are required to provide a written request for a transcript or other information maintained in the student record.

Important Dates

Registration is completed online through Pipeline. We encourage you to meet with your assigned advisor prior to registering for any class, and to follow your degree plan when scheduling classes. 

To make building a class schedule easier, we provide a schedule planner tool available on Pipeline, along with a tutorial for this registration tool.

Semester Schedule for 2023 - 2024

Students who enroll in classes and do not drop before the first class day will be charged tuition and fees, including room and board and a meal plan. You are highly encouraged to drop your classes through the Registrar's Office by August 15 if you do not plan to attend classes.

Semester Fall 2023 Spring 2024
Dates August 21 - December 15 January 8 - May 3
Mid-Term Exams October 9 - October 13 February 26 - March 1
Day Break/Holiday October 6 January 15 MLK day
Last Day to Drop Classes November 29 (full term only) April 17 (full term only)
Week Break November 20 - 24 March 4 - 8
Dead Week December 4 - 8
April 22 - April 26
Finals December 11 - 15 April 29 - May 4
Commencement December 16
May 4

Summer Schedule for 2023



2023 Summer 2A (Intersession)
2023 Summer 4A (Intersession)

May 8 - May 19
May 8 - June 2

2023 Summer 2B (2 Weeks)
2023 Summer 3A (3 Weeks)
2023 Summer 10A (10 Weeks)
2023 Summer 10B (10 Weeks)

May 30 - June 9
June 5 - June 23
May 8 - July 14
May 22 - July 28

2023 Summer 4B (Summer 1; 4 wks)
2023 Summer 4C (Summer 2; 4 wks)

June 5 - June 30
July 3 - July 28

2023 Summer 6A (6 Weeks)
2023 Summer 6B (6 Weeks)
2023 Summer 8A (8 weeks)
2023 Summer 8B (8 weeks)

May 8 - June 16
May 15 - June 23
May 8 - June 30
June 5 - July 28

2023 Summer 12A (12 weeks)

May 8 - July 28

HONORS classes only!
2023 HNRS 1 (Session A)
2023 HNRS 2 (Session B)
2023 HNRS 3 (Session C)
2023 HNRS 4 (Session D)

June 23 - July 7
June 30 - July 14
July 7 - July 21
July 14 - July 28


Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

"Currently enrolled" students are taking classes at Harding on the date registration opens.

Classes for Fall 2023 begin August 21, 2023. Students may drop/add the first week of classes but it is highly recommended that students drop their classes by August 25 if they decide not to attend so they are not charged any tuition, room and board, or meal plan.

Semester Priority Registration Begins

Registration for Spring 2024

Classes begin Jan. 8, 2024

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates. Students enrolled Fall 2023 may enroll for Spring 2024.

Students who completed course evaluations for the Spring 2023 term may be given access to registration one day earlier. These students will be notified by email from the Testing Center and will be given details.

All Graduate/Professional students, Seniors (90+ earned hours), and Honors Scholars who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2023:

Monday October 30

All Seniors, Juniors (60+ earned hours) and students on International Programs who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2023: Tuesday October 31

All Juniors, Sophomores (27+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2023: Wednesday November 1

All Sophomores, Freshmen (1 - 26 earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2023: Thursday November 2

All remaining currently enrolled students: Friday November 3

Students not enrolled during Fall 2023 may register beginning November 13. Visiting with an advisor is required. Please note that faculty advisors will not be on campus from November 18 – 26, and December 17 to January 5 due to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.

Readmit and New Transfer students may begin registration November 13 after they have been accepted for admission and have been advised.

New FTIC students who visit the campus may be advised and given registration access beginning November 13.

Once a student has been approved and has registered for classes, they may access registration through the first five days of the spring semester. The last day to add a class, or make schedule changes for Spring 2024 is Friday January 12.

Registration for Fall 2024

Classes begin August 19, 2024

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.

Students enrolled during Spring 2024 may begin priority registration for Fall 2024.

All Graduate/Professional students, Seniors (90+ earned hours) and Honors Scholars who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2023: Monday, March 25, 2024.

All Seniors, Juniors (60+ earned hours) and students on International Programs campuses who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2023: Tuesday March 26, 2024.

Juniors, Sophomores (27+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2023: Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Sophomores, Freshmen (1 - 26 earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2023: Thursday, March 28, 2024.

All remaining currently enrolled students: Friday, March 29, 2024.

Readmit and new transfer students may register beginning April 15 AFTER visiting with an advisor.

New, first-time in college students coming Fall 2024 may register during Bison Bound in June, July, or August. All new students, freshmen and transfers, are required to attend Bison Bound and must confer with a faculty advisor before registering for classes.

Registration for Summer 2024

All students enrolled during Spring 2024 may begin summer registration on March 11, 2024.

Non-enrolled, readmit and new transfer students may begin registration for Summer 2024 on March 18, 2024, AFTER they have been advised. Students enrolling at Harding for the first time during Summer 2024 must attend Bison Bound during June, July, or August 2024.

Note: Classes begin on the first day of the term. See University calendar.

Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Final exams for the Fall 2023 semester will be December 11-15, and Final Exams for the Spring 2024 semester will be April 29 to May 3rd.

Regular Class Time for

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AM Tuesday 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM Monday 8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PM Monday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Regular Class Time for
Tues or Thurs, or Tues & Thurs

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AM Thursday 8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:30, 9:00, 9:30 AM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00, 10:30 AM Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
11:00, 11:30 AM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00, 12:30 PM Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PM Thursday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PM Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM   Friday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Exam Schedule for Classes that Meet in the Evenings

Regular Class Time
Evening Schedule

4:30 PM and later meeting once a week Same day class meets Same time class meets

Apostille Procedures

Contact the Registrar at with questions or to request this authentication of transcript or diploma.  A fee of $100.00 is required.  Most of this processing fee will be used to pay for the cost for the authentication through the Arkansas Secretary of State's office and for shipping the documents to you via FedEx.

A student may send a signed request to the University Registrar detailing to which particular document the Apostille should be attached (usually a transcript, diploma, or statement of certification of graduation) and mentioning the country to which it is being sent. If you make a copy of a diploma, we recommend that it be reduced to standard-sized paper. Because of the labor and charges associated with the preparation of this statement, the student should send US $100 cash, traveler's check, or international money order for each Apostille requested, made payable to Harding University and submitted to the business office noting that it is for an Apostille. A personal check drawn on a U.S. bank is acceptable, and the Business Office (501-279-4336) can also take credit card payments over the phone. 

We prepare the document normally except that the signature and embossed seal over the signature are affixed in the presence of a notary public or the local Clerk of Courts. The notarized documents are then sent by Harding University, along with a check for the charges, to the  Arkansas Secretary of State with a cover letter explaining what is wanted, including the name of the country in which the Apostille is expected to be used. When the Apostille and original document are received back, we send the whole package on to the originally requested address.

The whole process usually takes three to four weeks.  Those requesting this process should understand that it may take longer if the Registrar must produce a replacement diploma for this process.  Replacement diplomas are ordered through a link on the Registrar's Office web page (  There is an additional fee for printing a new diploma. 

The U.S. Department of State also has an Office of Authentications which will provide a federal authentication for specific purposes, for countries which are not part of the Hague Convention, and rarely for a federal Apostille.

Degree Evaluations are required for all students as they approach the attainment of 60 hours of earned credit.  The 60-hour degree evaluation form must be completed in consultation with the student's faculty advisor, signed by the student and advisor, then submitted to the Registrar's Office in order to register for the semester following the semester in which 60 hours are attained.  The form is a semester-by-semester path to graduation, listing each class the student will take every semester until they graduate.  Only faculty advisors have access to the form, so students must see their advisor to complete this task. 

Graduation: The process for applying for graduation is online. Current students may complete the online application found on Pipeline. Former students who do not have a Pipeline account should contact for assistance. Please note the dates for applying. All students will register for a graduation fee their final semester.

The application for Graduation is required by March 1 for students who are on track to have degrees conferred during the Summer or December.  October 1 is the deadline for students who are on track for degree conferral in May. All students planning to graduate (including graduate, professional, and doctoral students) should complete the online version of the Application. You may email if you need further information.

Students may not participate in a commencement ceremony prior to completion of all degree requirements.

Meet our Staff

Tod Martin, M.B.A.
University Registrar

Wil Perkins, Ed.D.
Graduate Registrar

John Mark Warnick, Ed.S.
Assistant Registrar

Jane Cavitt
Assistant Registrar

Dru Goldman 
Transfer Records Coordinator

Kelley Cox, M.B.A.
Veterans Benefits Specialist and Articulation Coordinator (2+2 partnerships)

Kathryn Theisen
Transcript Coordinator

Email Addresses

General Questions

60 Hour Degree Evaluation Questions

Transcript Order Questions

Transfer Credit Questions

Questions about transferring dual-enrollment courses from High School

Questions about 2+2 arrangements with Arkansas Community Colleges

Veterans Affairs Questions

Graduation Questions

Contact Us

Registrar's Office


Fax: 501-279-4388

Location: Administration 106

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
Harding University
Registrar's Office
HU 10766
Searcy, AR 72149-5615