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Bison Prep

This is the logo for Bison Prep at Harding University.Bison Prep is Harding University’s dual enrollment program for college-bound high school juniors and seniors. Bison Prep allows students to earn college credit at Harding while still in high school and, depending on the high school, earn concurrent credit toward high school coursework for graduation.

Bison Prep students who cannot attend in person may enroll in one course per semester from the Online Course Options listed below. Local Bison Prep students may take up to two courses per semester on-ground. Recommended On-Ground Options are listed below.

Bison Prep is the perfect way to get a head start on your college education — you can earn at least 24 hours toward your degree at a significantly reduced cost and see for yourself why Harding is the right fit for you.

Cost:

FREE! - Bison Prep students are permitted to take one course each semester at no cost (limit 4 semesters). Additional courses will be full price. 

APPLY for free!

Fee waiver code: HUBisonPrep

Program Benefits

Program benefits include:

  • 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.
  • Build relationships with college faculty – 70% of faculty have Ph.D.
  • Waived application fee ($50 value). Code: HUBisonPrep
     

Admissions Steps and Requirements

1. Complete the Harding University application for admission.

2. Utilize the code HUBisonPrep to waive your application fee.

3. Submit the required documentation to complete admission.

  • Minimum qualifying ACT (19), SAT (990) or CLT (64). If a qualifying score is included on your transcript, that will suffice for admission.
  • Official high school transcript with a minimum 3.0 GPA, showing a minimum of 12 units of high school coursework completed
  • Immunizations record showing two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). This is not needed for online courses.

4. Meet with your high school counselor to identify your school's requirements for dual enrollment.

5. Review the available courses on this page to determine what you can take and when.

6. Complete the Dual Enrollment Program Approval Form with your desired courses and submit via email to bisonprep@harding.edu.

7. Once we have received your application and program approval form, we will notify you via email of any remaining information needed to complete admission.

8. We will notify you of you acceptance to Bison Prep within a few days of receiving all required information.

9. Once accepted, you will receive a notification of your student account and email address and how to login to Pipeline, Harding's student information portal.

10. You will be enrolled in your selected class(es) and notified by the Harding Office of the Registrar via email with confirmation of your enrollment. Once you receive this confirmation, you may login to Pipeline for details about class start date, time and location as well as any required books or materials.

Online Course Options

Fall 2021 Online Courses: 

ART 1010 Art Appreciation

COMM 2000 Media Software Tools

ECON 2010 Macroeconomics

EDFD 2030 Child and Adolescent Development

ENG 1110 Introduction to University Writing and Research

ENG 2020 World Literature II

HIST 1020 American History since 1877

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. Please click here for a list of prerequisite requirements.

  • ANTH 2500: Anthropology
  • ART 1010: Art Appreciation
  • BIOL 1100: General Biology
  • CHEM 1010: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1030: Engineering Chemistry**
  • CHEM 1040: College Chemistry 1**
  • CHEM 1010L LAB: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 1030L LAB: Engineering 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 Lit II
  • ENG 2110: Crtcl Rdng, Thnkng, Wrtng
  • HIST 1010: American History to 1877
  • HIST 1020: American History Since 1877
  • HIST 2100: Western Civilization to 1500
  • HIST 2110: Western Civ Since 1500
  • 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 Psych
  • SOC 2030: Gen Sociology
  • THEA 1010: Theatre Appreciation

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.