HPU offers several special admissions programs. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for more details on these programs.
Early Admissions High school students who demonstrate an outstanding academic record and a willingness to perform at the university level may apply to HPU through an "Early Admissions" program. The Texas Education Agency has authorized a procedure by which students may earn dual credit for high school and eventual college work.
High School Equivalency Students under 21 years of age who have successfully completed the General Educational Development Testing Program (GED) and have submitted acceptable scores on the ACT or SAT may be admitted to HPU. Applications must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Committee.
Transient Admission Transient admission is available for students desiring to enroll in HPU for a summer or for one semester only and not desiring to transfer hours to HPU.
Non-degree Admission Non-degree admission is available for students who are not in pursuit of a degree but desire to enroll in HPU.
Certificate in Ministry Training Students who have not graduated from high school or achieved a high school equivalency may be admitted to study in the Certificate in Ministry Training program. Students will be required through testing to demonstrate language proficiency in reading and writing to ensure successful study in the program.
Testing Academic Testing Services The Office of Academic Testing, located in the Thompson Academic Complex, administers the ACT (American College Test); the CLEP (College Level Examination Program); the ExCET (Examination for Certification of Educators in Texas); the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) Subject tests only; the Residual ACT once during each summer; and the SAT I/II (Scholastic Aptitude Test).