How to Apply
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.
Your Guide How to Apply to FHU
Step 1: Apply
Complete the Free Online Application
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students seeking admission who do not meet minimum score requirements will have admission materials reviewed by the Academic Review Committee.
Request Official Test Scores
STEP 4: 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!
STEP 5: SUBMIT 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.
STEP 6: COMPLETE ADMISSIONS FILE
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.
Office of Admissions
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
STEP 7: 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 email@example.com or 731-989-6662.
Check out these links for more information!
STEP 8: 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.
STEP 9: ONLINE ACCESS AND CARTAGS
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.
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.
STEP 10: WELCOME HOME
Welcome Home! Move-in day check in is August 19. 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.
STEP 11: MEET NEW FRIENDS
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.