Dual Enrollment - Bison Prep
Bison Prep Fall 2023 is now open. Spots are limited. Registration for classes will start April 1st. You can start turning in your forms for Bison Prep now. We will keep them in the order in which they are recieved.
Bison Prep is designed for college-bound high school juniors and seniors and allows students to earn college credit at Harding while still in high school. Depending on your school’s requirements, you can also earn dual credit toward high school coursework for graduation. Online students can view course options at the link below, and on-ground students may enroll in most 1000 and 2000 level courses. Courses are available in the fall and spring semesters. Best of all, it’s FREE for one course each semester!
Students will be charged for textbooks and supplies for some classes.
- Get a head start on college credits.
- Experience college-level work.
- Earn dual credit toward high school graduation (if allowed by
- Preview college life and a Christian university environment.
- One course each semester is free (limit 4 semesters). Additional courses will be full price.
- Build relationships with college faculty — 70% of faculty have a terminal degree.
- Students that complete one Bison Prep course prior to enrolling full-time at Harding, will be awarded a one-time $500 scholarship for their freshman year.
- High school junior or senior in good standing
- Minimum of 12 units of high school coursework
- Completed application for admission
- Immunization record showing 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). This is not required for students taking online courses.
- Official high school transcript with minimum 3.0 GPA
- Minimum qualifying ACT (19), SAT (990) or CLT (64)
- Bison Prep Application
- Bison Prep Dual Enrollment form (pdf)
Online Course Options
Note: Online courses are asynchronous (at your own pace); therefore, the student is NOT required to participate at an assigned class time. Progress will be determined by set milestones throughout the course(s).
- ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
- ENG 1110 Introduction to University Writing and Research
- MATH 1200 Elementary Statistics
- PHS 1060 Physical Science
- PSY 2010 General Psychology
On-Ground Course Options
The following courses are recommended for Bison Prep:
**Courses that require test score prerequisites. ACT & SAT Requirements pdf
- ANTH 2500: Anthropology
- ART 1010: Art Appreciation
- BIOL 1100: General Biology
- CHEM 1010: General Chemistry
- CHEM 1040: College Chemistry 1**
- CHEM 1010L LAB: General Chemistry
- CHEM 1040L LAB: College Chemistry 1**
- COMM 1010: Communication Principles
- CSD 2750: American Sign Language I
- CSD 2770: American Sign Language II
- ECON 2010: Macroeconomics
- ENG 1110: Intro Univ Wrtg and Rsrch**
- ENG 2020: World Literature (Seventeenth Century to the Present)
- ENG 2110: Crtcl Rdng, Thnkng, Wrtng
- FR 1010: Elementary French I
- FR 1020: Elementary French II
- FR 1020-01 Elementary French II
- HIST 1010: American History to 1877
- HIST 1020: American History Since 1877
- HIST 2100: Western Civilization to 1500
- HIST 2110: Western Civ Since 1500
- ITAL 1020-01 Elementary Italian II
- KINS 1010: Wellness
- MATH 1100: Math for the Liberal Arts
- MATH 1200: Elem Statistics
- MATH 1330: College Algebra**
- MATH 2350: Analytics & Calculus I*
- MUS 1010: Music Appreciation
- PHS 1010: Earth Science
- PHS 1020: Geology
- PHS 1050: Energy Pollution & Society
- PHS 1060: Physical Science
- PHYS 2010: General Physics I
- PHYS 2010L LAB: General Physics I
- POLS 1787: Am Natl Govt
- POLS 2100: International Relations
- PSY 2010: General Psychology
- SOC 2030: Gen Sociology
- SPAN 1010: Elementary Spanish I
- SPAN 1020: Elementary Spanish II
- SPAN 1040-01 Accelerated Elementary Spanish II
- SPAN 1040-02 Accelerated Elementary Spanish II
- THEA 1010: Theatre Appreciation
Or any other course the student has the prerequisites for.
For a list of the upcoming semester's courses, please view the Course Schedule.
Enrollment in any of these courses without a test score would be up to the department chair over the course. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Online Textbook Information
NOTE: when signing up for HUDirect classes, students will be charged for the HUDirect access books needed for those classes.
COMP 1500 - Programming I
1.Textbook: zyBook, digital textbook with required exercises, $77, paid directly to zyBook Book Link
*NOTE: the price above is if purchasing the code directly from the publisher, if purchased from directly from the bookstore the price will be $99.
ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics
- Was Jesus a Socialist? ISBN: 9781504063715 By: Lawrence W Reed Price: $14.95. HUDirect Access: Yes
- Rich Dad Poor Dad ISBN: 9781612680163 By: Robert T. Kiyosaki Price: $17.95 HUDirect Access: Yes
- MindTap Economics for McEachern's ECON MACRO 6, 6th Edition, [Instant Access] ISBN: 9781337915588R180 By: McEachern; William A. Price: $69.95 HUDirect Access: No, but made available through CANVAS
ENG 1110 - Introduction to University Writing and Research
- Pursuing Happiness: A Bedford Spotlight Reader, edited by William Parffitt [ISBN: 978-1319056322]
- Lessons from Lucy, by Dave Barry [ISBN: 978-1457683770]
- Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis [ISBN: 978-1444437799]
- Woe is I, 3rd edition, by Patricia T. O’Conner. [ISBN: 978-1573223317]PHS 1060
HIST 1020 - American History since 1877
- Textbook: Digital textbook available for free through Bracket Library’s online resources
MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics
- Textbook: HUDirect Access to Pearson MyLabStat
PSY 2010 - General Psychology
- Textbook: Myers, D. G. & Dewall, C.N. (2019). Exploring Psychology, (11th ed). New York, NY: Worth Publishers (ISBN: 9781319104191). The MSRP for this textbook in paperback is approximately $200; however, for the online course we utilize HUDirect Access. The HU-Direct digital version is typically priced at around $45.