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.

Program Benefits

  • Get a head start on college credits.
  • Experience college-level work.
  • Earn dual credit toward high school graduation (if allowed by
    your school).
  • 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.

Admission Requirements

  • 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).

Courses Offered:

  1. ECON 2010  Macroeconomics  
  2. ENG  1110  Introduction to University Writing and Research 
  3. MATH 1200  Elementary Statistics  
  4. PHS  1060  Physical Science
  5. 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

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

  1. Was Jesus a Socialist?  ISBN: 9781504063715  By: Lawrence W Reed  Price: $14.95. HUDirect Access: Yes
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad  ISBN: 9781612680163  By: Robert T. Kiyosaki  Price: $17.95 HUDirect Access: Yes
  3. 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

  1. Textbooks:
    1. Pursuing Happiness: A Bedford Spotlight Reader, edited by William Parffitt [ISBN: 978-1319056322]
    2. Lessons from Lucy, by Dave Barry [ISBN: 978-1457683770] 
    3. Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis [ISBN: 978-1444437799]  
    4. Woe is I, 3rd edition, by Patricia T. O’Conner. [ISBN: 978-1573223317]PHS 1060

HIST 1020 - American History since 1877 

  1. Textbook: Digital textbook available for free through Bracket Library’s online resources

MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics  

  1. Textbook: HUDirect Access to Pearson MyLabStat

PSY 2010 - General Psychology

  1. 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.

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