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Apply to H.S.U.
We encourage you to begin the admissions process soon after you have scheduled your audition! Here are the steps you should take to be admitted to Henderson State University:
1. Take the ACT
2. Apply to Henderson State University
Check with your high school or visit http://www.actstudent.org/ to register for the ACT exam. The earlier that you have taken the test and received your scores, the sooner we can offer you a music scholarship. Scores are generally mailed within 4 to 7 weeks after the exam date.
- Fall 2011 exam dates: September 10, October 22, December 10
- Spring 2012 exam dates: February 11, April 14, June 9
To have your scores sent to Henderson State University, you will need to include our university code: 0126.
3. Apply for Academic Scholarship
Apply for admission to HSU prior to February 15, which is the priority deadline to qualify for an academic scholarship (based upon ACT/SAT scores). Apply with either the online application or the printable application, both available here.
4. Apply for Out-of-State fee waiver (if applicable)
Once your ACT scores are available, you should fill out an academic scholarship application if you have a composite score of 21 or greater. This application is separate from the HSU admissions application, and can be accessed here. Academic scholarships are very competitive--early application is highly recommended! Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available.
You may be eligible for this fee waiver if you have completed high school in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, or Louisiana. The printable application can be accessed from the Financial Aid Forms page.