Admissions

How to Apply

We're so excited you're applying to Harding! We recommend completing and submitting your application as soon as possible. We encourage freshman to apply junior year, but applications will still be accepted during your senior year.

Application Checklist

  1. APPLICATION FORM: Fill out the application form, which can be faxed (501-279-4129) or submitted online. A nonrefundable $50 fee is required to apply. When applying online, you should pay online. If faxing your application, please pay over the phone at 800-477-4407.

    Apply Online

    Download the Application pdf (US Citizens)

    Download the Application pdf (International)

  2. HOUSING: A refundable* $130 housing deposit is required if you plan to live on campus. If you plan to live in campus housing, please make sure you complete the housing preference form in when applying online or download the Housing Preference PDF in the forms section below. The application fee + housing deposit may be paid with one check to Harding University.

  3. REFERENCES: Two reference forms are required: an academic reference from a principal, counselor or teacher; and a character reference from a minister, church leader or a long-time family friend. Forms are located below. Give the reference forms to two people you know well for the academic and character references. Ask them to complete the form and mail it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Services.

  4. TRANSCRIPTS: Take the transcript request form to your guidance counselor or registrar and have them send an official transcript to us.
    • High school students need to have an official transcript for acceptance for admission. You will also need to make arrangements for a final transcript to be sent after your graduation.
    • Transfer students who are transferring 14 or more hours to Harding must send an official transcript of all college work completed. If you are transferring, and have 14 hours or more, we will not need a copy of your high school transcript or an academic reference.

  5. ACT OR SAT SCORES: You will need to take the ACT or SAT. An official copy of your scores must be sent to our office before you can be granted acceptance. Scores notated on your transcript cannot be considered official. These scores must be sent directly from ACT or SAT. Transfer students who are transferring 14 or more hours are not required to send us a copy of test scores. Harding’s ACT code is 0124; our SAT code is 6267.

*House deposit is refundable if cancelled by May 1 for the fall semester, Oct. 1 for spring semester, or April 1 for summer sessions.

Commuting students will not need to pay the $130 housing deposit. Married students who wish to live in Harding married student housing must also pay a $130 housing deposit.

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.

Contact Us


Mailing address:
Harding University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions Services
Box 12255
Searcy, AR 72149-5615