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Undergraduate Admission

We're so excited you're applying to Harding! We recommend submitting your completed application as soon as possible.

Application Checklist

Step 1 — Apply OnlineA nonrefundable $50 fee is required to apply. When applying online, you should pay online. You may also pay over the phone by calling 800-477-4407.

Step 2 — Send us your current official high school transcript. Your guidance counselor may send your incomplete official high school transcript to admissions@harding.edu or to the address listed below. Your official final high school transcript must be sent after graduation directly from your school through third party secure electronic transcript service or by mail to:

Harding University
Undergraduate Admissions
915 E. Market Ave.
Box 12255
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

If you are enrolled in dual credit classes, you will need to request a transcript for all courses after graduation from high school. You can also check if your dual credit classes will transfer by using Transferology. Once you have created your free account with them, Transferology will allow you to not only view course equivalencies from other colleges and universities, but it also allows you to chat with advisors about courses you have taken or wish to take elsewhere, visit with your recruiter, view information specific to Harding and much more.

Step 3 — Send us your OFFICIAL SAT, ACT, or CLT score. We require applicants to send official score reports directly from ACT, SAT, or CLT. We do not accept copies of online scores or scores on transcripts. Log into your ACT, SAT, or CLT account to send your scores. If you have questions about the status of your score, contact your admissions advisor. Harding’s ACT code is 0124; our SAT code is 6267. Learn more about sending your CLT score, SAT scores or ACT scores.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 related to ACT and SAT test date cancellations and the ongoing reduced availability and capacity of testing centers, Harding University is offering test-optional admission and scholarship awarding for students applying for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 start dates. You can learn more about this policy here.

You're accepted! What's next? 

Step 4 — Apply for scholarships and Financial aid through FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). The application opens on Oct. 1 the year prior to the student's college entry year. You can also read more about the qualifications for our institutional scholarships and get an estimate of your cost to attend Harding with our net price calculator

Step 5 Submit your confidential reference

Step 6 — Send us your immunization records. The Arkansas Department of Health requires proof of two MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella - immunizations for college students. The MMR immunization must be received on or after your first birthday. Please send your immunization records to admissions@harding.edu. Exemptions from this must be filed with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Step 7 Pay enrollment fee and select housing preferences (deadline is May 1): Once you have decided to join the herd, commit by paying your $250 enrollment fee and select your housing preferences. Priority Commitment (deadline is Feb 1): Students that commit early pay a discounted Enrollment Fee of $150 (typically $250), are more likely receive their dorm of choice, and will have priority registration for Bison Bound (new student orientation).

*Housing preference(s) is based on a student’s commitment date (payment of enrollment fee). If a student has a roommate and/or suitemate preference(s), all other parties must have the same or earlier commitment date for all preferences to be considered. Students that have committed early cannot advance the place in line of other students that have committed later.

 *The enrollment fee covers all First-Year Experience costs and activities. This includes Bison Bound (student orientation), Impact (welcome week), and other FYE events such as the Freshman Retreat and the Pre-union Dinner. This fee is refundable if notified by May 1 for fall applicants, Oct. 1 for spring applicants, and April 1 for summer applicants.

Step 8 Sign up for Bison Bound , our incoming student orientation!

Pipeline Access

Student Intranet Access

Students who have already been accepted to the University will receive access to the intranet used for current students located at pipeline.harding.edu. We recommend bookmarking this address in your browser for future use in registering for classes, selecting a meal plan and completing other tasks.