Our mission at Howard Payne University is to provide you with an exceptional education, to prepare you for a meaningful life, and to guide you on your spiritual path.
Our courses are taught by top-notch professors who will challenge you and give you the tools for a lifetime of critical thinking. You learn in a residential campus community that is intentionally designed to support your goals.
The first time you visit, you’ll know you belong here.
Apply Online or Contact the Office of Enrollment Services to receive an application form through the mail.
Every applicant must provide the following:
1. Application for Admission.
2. High School and/or college transcript(s).
3. Official ACT or SAT scores (not needed if student is a transfer with more than 12 transferable college hours). Students taking the "New SAT" in the spring of 2005 or after should refer to HPU's policy regarding admission and scholarships using the "New SAT." New SAT Policy
Unconditional Admission includes students who score 19 or better on the Enhanced ACT or 910 or above on the SAT I, maintain a "B" (80%) average or better throughout high school, and meet all other admissions requirements. New SAT Policy
Provisional admission includes students with a high school grade point average above 80% and who have a composite score of 16-18 on the ACT and/or 780-900 on the SAT. Provisional students will be sent a contract which stipulates several conditions for enrollment by which the student must abide. The student must sign the contract and return it to the Office of Enrollment Services. New SAT Policy
For information regarding admissions requirements, contact the university catalog or the Office of Enrollment Services. Applicants fall into the following categories.
Traditional freshmen are applicants who will enter the fall semester of the same year in which they graduated from high school. These students may have from 0 to 11 hours of college work.
Non-traditional freshmen are applicants who are not entering the fall semester of the same year in which they graduated from high school and who have less than 12 semester hours of college work.
Transfer students are applicants with 12 or more college hours without a degree earned and have the intent to pursue a degree at Howard Payne University
Transient Students are applicants who do not intend to pursue a degree from Howard Payne University but wish to transfer hours to another college that they attend. Transient students are usually here for summer school or for only one semester.
Former HPU students are students who have previously attended HPU.
Special students are applicants who have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally-accredited college or university.
Early admission students are applicants who have successfully completed their junior year in high school and who wish to take seven or less college hours per semester.
In addition to the above classifications, students may elect to audit courses at HPU. Credit is not received for these courses.
Office of Enrollment Services
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 649-8020 or 800-880-4478