Dual Enrollment - Bison Prep

Registration for the spring 2023 semester will begin Monday, November 7th.

We are pleased to announce that Bison Prep - Harding’s expanded and enhanced dual enrollment program — is now tuition free!

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 also can 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

  • Early admission - Students accepted to Bison Prep will automatically be accepted for fall of their collegiate freshman year.
  • 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.
  • Waived application fee ($50 value). Code: HUBisonPrep
  • Students that complete two Bison Prep courses 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
  • Bison Prep Dual Enrollment form (pdf)
  • Minimum qualifying ACT (19), SAT (990) or CLT (64)
  • APPLY for free! Fee waiver code: HUBisonPrep

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).

Fall 2022 Online Courses

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. 

Textbook Information

  1. ART 1010 - Art Appreciation
    1. Textbook: Living With Art, by Mark Getlein (9th-12th editions accepted)
      1. 12th edition (ISBN: 978-1259916755)
      2. 11th edition (ISBN: 978-0073379319)
      3. 10th edition (ISBN: 978-0073379258)
      4. 9th edition (978-0073379203).
  1. COMP 1500 - Programming I          
    1. Textbook: zyBook, digital textbook with required exercises, $77, paid directly to zyBook
  1. ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics
  1. Textbooks:1.  From Ramen to Riches ISBN: 9780982825105  By: James G. Wood Price: $9.95  HUDirect Access: No
  2. 2.  Was Jesus a Socialist?  ISBN: 9781504063715  By: Lawrence W Reed  Price: $14.95  HUDirect Access: Yes
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad  ISBN: 9781612680163  By: Robert T. Kiyosaki  Price: $17.95  HUDirect Access: Yes
  4. 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
  1. 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
  2. PHS 1060 - Physical Science
    1. Textbook
      1. Paul G. Hewitt, John Suchocki, and Leslie A. Hewitt. Conceptual Physical Science. Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0134060491
  1. ENG 2020 - World Literature
    1. Textbooks (the first three are often packaged together): 
      1. 978-0-393-60284-5 Martin Puchner, General Editor. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 4thed. Vol D
      2. 978-0-393-60285-2       Martin Puchner, General Editor. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 4thed. Vol E
      3. 978-0-393-60286-9       Martin Puchner, General Editor. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 4thed. Vol F
      4. 978-0435909888        Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. Heinemann.
  1. HIST 1020 - American History since 1877 
    1. Textbook: Digital textbook available for free through Bracket Library’s online resources
  1. MATH 1200 - Elementary Statistics  
    1. Textbook: HU Direct Access to Pearson MyLabStat
  1. PSY 2012 - 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 HU-Direct access.  The HU-Direct digital version is typically priced at around $45.
  1. EDFD 2030 - Child and Adolescent Development
    1. Textbook: 1) Child Development and Education, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package (7th Edition) 7th Edition by Teresa M. McDevitt (Author),‎ Jeanne Ellis Ormrod (Author) ISBN: 9780134805740 - $93.35   2) i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and the Evolution of our Species (available through Brackett Library)

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