Dual Enrollment - Bison Prep

The Fall 2024 application is now open! The cost per course is now $250, limited to one course per semester. 

The Fall 2024 course list is now posted.

*Please note, all admissions requirements (see below) must be submitted before you are added to a class. 

Bison Prep is designed for college-bound high school juniors and seniors and allows students to earn college credit at Harding while still in high school. Depending on your school’s requirements, you can also earn dual credit toward high school coursework for graduation. Online students can view course options at the link below, and on-ground students may enroll in most 1000 and 2000 level courses. Courses are available in the fall and spring semesters only. 

Note: Students will be charged for textbooks and supplies for some classes.

Program Benefits

  • Get a head start on college credits.
  • Experience college-level work.
  • Earn dual credit toward high school graduation (if allowed by
    your school).
  • Preview college life and a Christian university environment.
  • The cost per course is $250, limited to one course per semester. Additional courses will be full price.
  • Build relationships with college faculty — 70% of faculty have a terminal degree.

Admission Requirements

  • High school junior or senior in good standing
  • Minimum of 12 units of high school coursework
  • Completed application for admission
  • Immunization record showing 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). This is not required for students taking online courses.
  • Official high school transcript with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum qualifying ACT (19), SAT (990) or CLT (58)
  • Apply for Fall 2024 Bison Prep
  • Bison Prep Dual Enrollment form (pdf)

Online Course Options

Note: Online courses are asynchronous (at your own pace); therefore, the student is NOT required to participate at an assigned class time. Progress will be determined by set milestones throughout the course(s).

Courses Offered:

Fall 2024
  • ANTH 2500 - Anthropology
  • ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics- CLOSED
  • ENG 2020 - World Literature: Enlightenment to the 21st Century 
  • MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics- CLOSED
  • PHS 1060 - Physical Science- CLOSED
  • PSY 2010 - General Psychology- CLOSED

On-Ground Course Options

The following courses are recommended for Bison Prep:

**Courses that require test score prerequisites. ACT & SAT Requirements pdf

Or any other course the student has the prerequisites for.

For a list of the upcoming semester's courses, please view the Course Schedule.

Enrollment in any of these courses without a test score would be up to the department chair over the course. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 


Online Textbook Information


NOTE: when signing up for HUDirect classes, students will be charged for the HUDirect access books needed for those classes.

*NOTE: the price above is if purchasing the code directly from the publisher, if purchased from directly from the bookstore the price will be $99. 

ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics

  1. Macro Econ 6-W/Access  ISBN: 978-1-3374087-3-8  By: William McEachern  HU Direct Access: Yes
  2. Was Jesus a Socialist?  ISBN: 978-1-6126801-7-0  By: Lawrence W Reed  Price: $14.95. HUDirect Access: Yes  Extra Credit
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad  ISBN: 978-16101716-0-1  By: Robert T. Kiyosaki  Price: $17.95 HUDirect Access: Yes  Extra Credit
  4. Economics In One Lesson  ISBN: 978-0-517-54823-3  By: Henry Hazlitt  (Optional)
  5. Basic Economics  ISBN: 978-0-465-06073-3  By: Thomas Sowell  (Optional) 

ENG 1110 - Introduction to University Writing and Research

  1. Textbooks:
    1. Pursuing Happiness: A Bedford Spotlight Reader, edited by William Parfit ISBN: 978-1-3192587-9-5 HU Direct Access: Yes
    2. Lessons from Lucy, by Dave Barry ISBN: 978-1-5011611-5-5 HU Direct Access: Yes
    3. Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis ISBN: 978-0-15-687011-5  HU Direct Access- No  Required 
    4. Woe is I: Grammerphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, 3rd Edition By: Patricia T. O’Conner. ISBN: 978-0-525-53305-4  HU Direct Access: Yes

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics  

  1. Textbook: Elementry Statistics   ISBN: 978-0-13-680320-1 By: Mario Triola  HUDirect Access to Pearson MyLabStat

PSY 2010 - General Psychology

  1. Textbook: Exploring Psychology (11th ed.) By: Myers, D. G. & Dewall, C.N. (2019). New York, NY: Worth Publishers  ISBN: 978-1-3191041-9-1  The MSRP for this textbook in paperback is approximately $200; however, for the online course, we utilize HUDirect Access.  The HU-Direct digital version is typically priced at around $45.

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