Step-By-Step Guide

If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor or get in touch with the admissions office by calling 1-800-FHU-FHU1 or email


Step 1: Complete your application.

It takes only a few minutes to apply online. Remember, at FHU, it's FREE to apply. Applying means you'll receive more personal attention from your admissions counselor, earlier consideration for scholarships and special mailings containing information of specific interest to you. Complete the free online application now!


Step 2: Submit your ACT or SAT score.

ACT and/or SAT 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 residual ACT is offered on our campus by appointment in the Center for Academic Success. The residual ACT test is offered to students for admission purposes only and when students are unable to take the National ACT test. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-FHU-FHU1 and check out the testing policies online.

ACT Contact:


School code: 3962

SAT Contact:


School code: 1230


Step 3: Submit your high school transcript.

After applying, request that your high school guidance counselor send an official, three-year high school transcript for acceptance. Initial academic scholarships will be offered based on a three-year transcript, but an official complete four-year transcript must be submitted at the conclusion of your senior year.

If you have completed 30 or more college credit hours you may be accepted as a transfer student without consideration to ACT/SAT scores or high school transcripts. In this case, have your registrar send an official transcript for acceptance. If you have completed fewer than 30 college credit hours, send your college transcript along with your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.


Step 4: Submit a transcript for any completed college courses.

If you have attended other colleges or universities, you must provide official transcripts for the courses taken. You can contact the registrar at the school or university you attended to request a transcript. If you have fewer than 30 hours of transfer credit, you must also submit a final high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.


Step 5: Complete your housing form.

Dorm requests and assignments are prioritized by the date your housing preference form and enrollment pledges are received. Housing assignments for new students are made in June prior to August registration. Those seeking off-campus housing should contact the Office of Student Services to determine eligibility. Please contact the Office of Student Services at for more information.Click here for our On-campus Housing Preference Form.


Step 6: Complete the FAFSA.

Every student is a candidate for some type of financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid allows the university to determine financial 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. The earliest date to complete the FAFSA is October 1. Complete the FAFSA online at Any student wishing to apply for federal work study must submit a FAFSA. 

The FHU school code for the FAFSA is 003492.


Step 7: Submit your 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 at or 731-989-6047.  American citizens should print off the Student Health Form, have it signed by physician and return it to the admissions office. International student should print off the International Student Health Form and do the same.

Mailing address:

Freed-Hardeman University

Office of Admissions

158 East Main Street

Henderson, TN 38340


Step 8: Pay your enrollment pledge.

This pledge confirms you will be here for the fall term, guarantees you a space in our incoming class, allows you to set up an appointment for registration, and is required of all new students. Enrollment pledges are due May 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Winter term and/or Spring semester.  Pledges received after the deadline are accepted only if space is available in the incoming class.  Click Here to Pay your Enrollment Pledge. 


Step 9: 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. To get the most out of your visit, contact the Office of Admissions as early as possible to schedule an appointment. Special admissions events planned throughout the year give you a peek at the distinctive characteristics of FHU. 

Register online for a campus visit today.


Step 10: Register for classes.

Students enrolling for fall semesters participate in a new student registration date. You may schedule an appointment after your admissions file is complete and you have paid your enrollment pledge. A complete file includes your application, final four-year high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and completed Student Health Form (International Student Health Form for international students). Attending new student registration does not exclude you from attending Welcome Home, PowerUp, or any Interface activities in the Fall. For a full list of registration dates please visit our Dates and Deadlines page or contact the Office of Admissions at


Step 11: Settle your account.

All student accounts must be settled before the student arrives on move-in day. Student accounts may be settled by ensuring that award letters are accepted online and that all required paperwork has been submitted in order to process student aid. Required paperwork is 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, then 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 on campus 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 to move in. For questions regarding your account, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at


Step 12: Move in!

Welcome Home! Arrive on campus and move into your dorm. Dorms will open at 8:00am and there will be faculty, staff and students to help you move into your room. Click here for a checklist of what to bring for your dorms.


Step 13: Meet new friends!

Interface is the final step. Small-group activities are scheduled during your first four days on campus. Games, devotionals, dinner in faculty homes, canoeing and a night out in Jackson, TN, are all part of the week's activities. Click here for more information about Interface.