Honors College

Summer Academic Institute

  • SAI Class
  • Man speaking to a group of students

General Information


The Honors College hosts the Summer Academic Institute which consists of several programs.  Each academic program provides high school students who are now in their junior year (students graduating in the class of 2019) an opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey where students from all across the nation can come together for the purpose of growing spiritually and academically. 

Participants have daily engagement with our finest university professors and mentoring with some of our top university student counselors.  Students learn about the world in which we live and how each of us fits into the world as Christians.  This is achieved through stimulating academic classes and fun activities designed to develop group bonding and sharing.  We intend to enrich the spirit and expand the mind.

Three hours of university credit are awarded to all who successfully complete a two-week SAI session. This credit is transferable to the college or university of the participant's choice. The course content is designed to appeal to a wide variety of students interests.  

In previous years, students from more than 40 states and six foreign countries have attended the Summer Academic Institute.


Programs and 2018 Dates


Honors Art & Design

Offering one session in Summer 2018 capped at 30 students. 
July 13 - July 27

Honors Business Experience

NEW this summer! 
Offering one session in Summer 2018 capped at 30 students.
June 15 - June 29

Honors Symposium

Offering four sessions in Summer 2018 each session capped at 50 students.

Session A: June 22 - July 6
Session B: June 29 - July 13
Session C: July 6 - July 20
Session D : July 13 - July 27

 


Admissions


Requirements for admission into ALL Summer Academic Institute programs. 

1. Junior standing with completion of 12 solid units
2. Minimum composite score of ACT 21 or SAT 1060 (ERW+M)
3. Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)
4. Completed application

Items needed for a complete application (all items required prior to being placed in a session)

1. Online application (below)
2. Recent photograph of yourself
3. High School transcript (minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale)
4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor outlining your academic capability, and current leadership roles                                                                                                             
5. Official ACT or SAT test scores submitted by testing agency directly to Harding (minimum requirement is composite ACT 21 or SAT 1060 ERW+M)
6. Immunization record showing receipt of 2 MMR vaccinations (State law requirement)
7. $250 deposit* (check or credit card)

*Deposit is applied toward the total cost of $795.00. Any applicable discounts will be applied AFTER the deposit has been made.  Students not accepted to the program will be refunded the deposit.  Accepted students whose summer plans change for any reason by March 1, 2018 will be refunded the deposit.  A change of plans after March 1 (other than medical) will forfeit the deposit.

You may submit by e-mail sai@harding.edu or mail to Harding University - Summer Academic Institute, Box 10782, Searcy, AR  72149.

Can't remember what items you still need to submitted? Call us at 501-279-5272 or email sai@harding.edu

Application


Payment Details


-Final payments are due Friday, June 1st
-If paying by credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) please call 501-279-5272 during normal business hours
-If paying by check please make it payable to Harding University and mail it to the address below

Harding University
Summer Academic Institute
Box 10782
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

 


Arrival


Flying to Summer Academic Institute? Download the required Flight arrangements (pdf).

There will be directional signs to assist you once on campus. Map for registration (pdf).  We look forward to seeing you on your arrival day!

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4016

Mailing address:
Harding University
Summer Academic Institute
Box 10782
Searcy AR 72149-5615