Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office welcomes you to Harding University. 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.

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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 2017-2018

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.

SemesterFall 2017Spring 2018
DatesAugust 21 - December 15January 8 - May 4
Mid-Term ExamsOctober 9 - October 12Feb. 26 - March 2
Day Break/HolidayOctober 13January 15 MLK day
Last Day to Drop ClassesNovember 29 (full term only)April 18 (full term only)
Week BreakNovember 20 - 24March 5 - 9
Dead WeekDecember 4 - 8  
April 23 - 27
FinalsDecember 11 - 15April 30 - May 4
CommencementDecember 16  
May 5

Summer Schedule for 2018



2018 Summer 2A (Intersession)

May 7 - 18

2018 Summer 2B  (2 Weeks)
2018 Summer 3A  (3 Weeks)
2018 Summer 10A  (10 Weeks)
2018 Summer 10B  (10 Weeks)

June 4 - 15
June 4 - 22
May 14 - July 20
May 21 - July 27

2018 Summer 4A  (4 Weeks)
2018 Summer 4B  (Summer 1; 4 wks)

2018 Summer 4C (Summer 2; 4 wks)

May 7 - June 1
June 4 - June 29

July 2 - July 27

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

May 7 - June 15
May 14 - June 22
May 7 - June 29
June 4 - July 27

Summer 12 (12 weeks)

May 7  - July 27




Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

(currently enrolled students mean they are registered for the semester when registration opens)

Classes for Spring 2018 begin January 08, 2018. Students may drop/add the first week of classes but it is highly recommended that students drop their classes by January 5 if they decide not to attend so they are not charged any tuition, room and board, or meal plan.

Priority Registration Begins

Registration for Spring 2018

Classes begin Jan. 08, 2018

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.  Students enrolled Fall 2017 may enroll for Spring 2018.

Students who completed course evaluations 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.

- GR and SR:  Tuesday November 7

- JR:  Wednesday November 8

- SO:  Thursday November 9

- FR:  Friday November 10

Students not enrolled during Fall 2017 may register beginning November 27.  Visiting with an advisor is required.  Please note that faculty advisors will not be on campus from November 18 – 26, and December 18 to January 02 due to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.

Readmit and New Transfer students may begin registration November 27 after they have accepted for admission and have been advised. 

New FTIC students who visit the campus may be advised and given registration access beginning November 27.

Once a student has been approved and has registered for classes, they may access registration through the first five days of the spring semester.

Registration for Fall 2018

Classes begin Aug. 20, 2018

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.

Students enrolled during Spring 2018 may begin priority registration for Fall 2018.

- Graduate and Senior Status (90+ earned hours):  Tues., April 3, 2018.

- Junior Status (60+ earned hours):  Wed., April 4, 2018. 

- Sophomore Status (27+ earned hours):  Thurs., April 5, 2018.

- Freshman Status (1 to 26 earned hours):  Fri., April 6, 2018. 

Readmit and new transfer students may register beginning April 23 AFTER visiting with an advisor.

New, first-time in college students coming Fall 2018 may register during Summer Stampede in June, July, or August. All new students, freshmen and transfers, are required to attend Stampede.

Registration for Summer 2018

All students enrolled during Spring 2018 may begin summer registration on March 19, 2018.

Non-enrolled, readmit and new transfer students may begin registration for Summer 2018 on March 26, 2018, AFTER they have been advised.

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

Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Final exams for the Fall 2017 semester will be December 11-15, and Final Exams for the Spring 2018 semester will be April 30 - May 4.

Regular Class Time for

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AMTuesday8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AMMonday8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AMMonday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AMThursday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PMWednesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PMMonday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PMTuesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PMMonday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PMFriday8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AMThursday8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:30, 9:00, 9:30 AMTuesday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00, 10:30 AMTuesday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
11:00, 11:30 AMWednesday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00, 12:30 PMThursday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PMWednesday8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PMThursday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PMWednesday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM  Friday10:30 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 weekSame day class meetsSame time class meets

Apostille Procedures

Contact the Registrar at with questions or to request this authentication of transcript or diploma.  A cost of $50.00 is required to produce this document.  Most of this processing fee will be used to pay for the cost for the authentication through the Arkansas Secretary of State's office.

Authentications are often called "legalizations," sometimes "incumbencies" or "certifications." An Apostille is a form of authentication appropriate to countries which have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. They are often needed in adoptions, extraditions, applications for jobs or graduate programs abroad, and certain business transactions. The essence of these documents is an official statement that an office-holder held a particular office at a particular time.

A more comprehensive description of the Apostille

Listing of countries who are signatories

The proper heading for this authentication is:

(Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)

A student may send a signed request to the University Registrar detailing to which particular document the Apostille should be attached (usually a transcript or statement of certification or 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 $50 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 also acceptable.

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, and enclosing a stamped envelope addressed back to us. When the Apostille and original document are received back, and after we have received the student's payment, 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.  Transcript requests should not be sent through eScrip-Safe for this document.

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, M.A., M.Ed.
Associate Registrar

Wayne Milner
Degree Evaluation Coordinator

Jane Cavitt
Registration and Class Scheduling Coordinator

Tom Lichty
Transfer Records Coordinator

Kelley Cox, M.B.A.
Student Records Coordinator and VA Certification

Cindi Cooper, M.B.A.
Project and Support Coordinator

Katy Stork
Academic Support and Records Coordinator (Transcript processing)

Nan "Mos" Li
Co-Director Chinese Student Life

Email Addresses

General Questions

60 Hour Degree Evaluation Questions

Transcript Order Questions

Transfer Credit Questions

Veterans Affairs Questions

Graduation Questions

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4388

Location: Administration 106

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

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