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How to Apply

Step-by-Step Guide

Are you ready to be a lion? Check out our comprehensive guide to embarking on an exciting journey toward higher education. Here, you’ll discover step-by-step instructions, detailed information, and essential resources to help you navigate the application process with confidence. From exploring our diverse programs to understanding admission requirements, deadlines, and financial aid options, we’ve got you covered. Our user-friendly layout ensures that you have all the tools at your fingertips to take the first steps towards realizing your educational aspirations. Join the FHU family and unlock a world of opportunities – your path to a transformative academic experience starts right here.

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Your Guide How to Apply to FHU

Step 1: Apply

Complete the Free Online Application

Application for Fall 2024

Application for Spring/Fall 2025

Applying means you’ll receive more personal attention from your Regional Admissions Director, earlier consideration for scholarships and special mailings containing information of specific interest to you.

Step 2: Visit Campus

Sign up for a Personalized Campus Visit

A campus visit is an extremely important part of finding the school that is the right fit for you, and is the only way to truly understand the unique experience of FHU. When you sign up, you can let us know exactly what you want to do while you’re on campus. Your visit will be personalized to you!

Step 3: Be Admitted
First Time Students

High school seniors and dual enrollment students transitioning to full time undergraduate students and being considered for admission to FHU must submit the following:

  • Official three-year, three-and-one-half-year, or four-year high school transcript. Initial academic scholarships will be based on a three-year transcript, but a completed four-year transcript must be submitted at the conclusion of your senior year. Your guidance counselor will be able to send FHU your official transcript. The minimum GPA requirement for unconditional admission is 2.25 on a 4-point scale. Students seeking admission with less than a 2.25 GPA will have admission materials reviewed by the Academic Review Committee.
  • Homeschooled students should submit an academic transcript that includes a calculated GPA and the following requirements:
    • Math – 4 courses, including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a fourth higher-level math course
    • English – 4 courses
    • Science – 3 courses
    • Social Studies – 3 courses
  • Official ACT, SAT, and/or CLT scores, or test-optional admittance. Test scores are used for scholarship and admittance purposes. When you take these tests please request that your scores be sent to FHU by entering the FHU school code (see below), or you may submit an official high school transcript that includes your test scores.
    • The minimum ACT score for unconditional admission is a 19
    • The minimum SAT score for unconditional admission is 980
    • The minimum CLT score is a composite 64 with 13+ Quantitative and 57+ Verbal Reasoning + Grammar and Writing
    • Students seeking test-optional admittance may indicate that on their application or reach out to the Office of Admissions at admissions@fhu.edu.
  • Students seeking admission who do not meet minimum score requirements will have admission materials reviewed by the Academic Review Committee.
Transfer Students

Steps to Enrollment 

Request Official Test Scores

Request ACT Scores Online
ACT Phone Number: 319-337-1313
FHU ACT School Code: 003962

Request SAT Scores Online
SAT Phone Number: 1-800-SAT-SCOR
FHU ACT School Code: 1230

Request CLT Scores Online
CLT Phone Number: 844-925-8392


Complete the FAFSA

  • Opens October 1
  • FHU FAFSA school code: 003492

Every student is a candidate for some type of financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid allows the university to determine financial aid need, and it is the only way to determine eligibility for grants, federal loans, FHU scholarships, federal work-study, and most other financial aid options.

Check out these links for help with the FAFSA!

FAFSA Facts and Fiction

All You Need to Fill Out the FAFSA


Submit $250 Enrollment Pledge

The Enrollment Pledge confirms that you will attend FHU, guarantees you a place in our incoming class, allows you to set up a registration appointment, and is required for all new students.


 Dorm requests may be submitted after your enrollment pledge has been made. Those seeking off-campus housing should contact the Office of Student Services to determine eligibility.

Complete the Health Form

All students are required to complete and submit a student health form. The form may be scanned and emailed, mailed, or faxed to FHU Admissions at admissions@fhu.edu, 731-989-6953.

Mailing Address:
Freed-Hardeman University
Office of Admissions
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340


Accept Awards and Complete Financial Aid Documents

All student accounts must be settled before the student arrives on move-in day. Student accounts may be settled by ensuring that awards are accepted online and all required documents have been submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services. Required documents are specific to each student and will be included in the Award Package along with a checklist that includes information on how and where to file the required documents. If a student’s account is not completely covered with student aid, a student may choose to set up a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems or make a payment through the Office of Student Financial Services with cash, check, or credit card. A student who arrives to move-in day with a balance on his or her account will be asked to stop and make payment arrangements through the Office of Student Financial Services before heading to the dorms. For questions regarding your account, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at finaid@fhu.edu or 731-989-6662.

Check out these links for more information!

Affordability eBook
FAFSA Verification
Parent Plus Loans


Register for Classes

Students enrolling for fall semesters participate in a new student registration event. You may schedule a registration appointment through your Regional Admissions Director after you have paid an enrollment pledge. Attending new student registration does not exclude you from attending Welcome Home, INTERFACE, or other activities for the fall.


Create Student Access

If you did not create your login during class registration. This will allow you to access your FHU student email, Canvas, and other services at FHU.

Register Your Car

If you are going to park a car on campus. You will pick up your car tag during move-in day. You must first create your online access before registering your car.


Welcome Home! Move-in day check in is August 10. Once you have checked-in you can move in to your dorm. FHU faculty, staff, and students will be waiting to help you move into your dorm.

Learn what to pack for your college dorm.


INTERFACE is FHU’s new student and transfer orientation. Small group activities are planned for your first four days on campus. Games, devotionals, dinner in faculty homes, canoeing, a night out in Jackson, TN are all part of the week’s activities that will kick-off your time as an FHU student.

Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Freed-Hardeman University admits qualified students of any race, age, sex, religion, disability, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Freed-Hardeman does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Based upon this commitment, Freed-Hardeman University follows the principle of non-discrimination and operates within applicable federal and state laws. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, Freed-Hardeman University is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its admission policies, treatment of students, employment practice or educational programs, except as required by religious tenets of the churches of Christ.