Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office welcomes you to Harding University. This office is responsible for maintaining your student record. Your student record includes personal data, transfer credits, registration and course information, grades, and the transcript data. Transcript requests, enrollment information, degree and graduation verification are processed in this office. Harding University follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment) and only a person authorized by the act may access or receive information regarding a student’s record. Students are required to provide a written request for a transcript or other information maintained in the student record.


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Important Dates

Registration is completed online through Pipeline. We encourage you to meet with your assigned advisor prior to registering for any class, and to follow your degree plan when scheduling classes. 

To make building a class schedule easier, we provide a schedule planner tool available on Pipeline, along with a tutorial for this registration tool.

Semester Schedule for 2020 - 2021

Students who enroll in classes and do not drop before the first class day will be charged tuition and fees, including room and board and a meal plan. You are highly encouraged to drop your classes through the Registrar's Office by August 15 if you do not plan to attend classes.

SemesterFall 2020Spring 2021
DatesAugust 24 - December 18January 11 - May 7
Mid-Term ExamsOctober 12 - October 16March 1 - 5
Day Break/HolidayOctober 11 (cancelled)January 18 MLK day
Last Day to Drop ClassesDecember 2 (full term only)April 21 (full term only)
Week BreakNovember 23 - 27March 8 - 12
Dead WeekDecember 7 - 11  
April 26 - April 30
FinalsDecember 14 - 18May 3 - 7
CommencementDecember 19  
May 8

Summer Schedule for 2021



2021 Summer 2A (Intersession)

2021 Summer 4A (Intersession)

May 10 - 21

May 10 - June 4

2021 Summer 2B  (2 Weeks)
2021 Summer 3A  (3 Weeks)
2021 Summer 10A  (10 Weeks)
2021 Summer 10B  (10 Weeks)

June 1 - 11
June 1 - 18
May 10 - July 16
May 24 - July 30

2021 Summer 4A  (4 Weeks)
2021 Summer 4B  (Summer 1; 4 wks)

2021 Summer 4C (Summer 2; 4 wks)

May 10 - June 4
June 7 - July 1

July 5 - July 30

Summer 6A (6 Weeks)
Summer 6B (6 Weeks)
Summer 8A (8 weeks)
Summer 8B (8 weeks)

May 10 - June 18
May 17 - June 25
May 10 - July 1
June 7 - July 30

Summer 12A (12 weeks)

May 10  - July 30




Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

("currently enrolled" students are taking classes at Harding on the date registration opens)

Classes for Fall 2021 begin August 23, 2021. Students may drop/add the first week of classes but it is highly recommended that students drop their classes by August 27 if they decide not to attend so they are not charged any tuition, room and board, or meal plan.

Priority Registration Begins

Registration for Spring 2021

Classes begin Jan. 11, 2021

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.  Students enrolled Fall 2020 may enroll for Spring 2021.

Students who completed course evaluations may be given access to registration one day earlier.  These students will be notified by email from the Testing Center and will be given details.

- Graduate students:  Monday November 2

- SR:  Tuesday November 3

- JR:  Wednesday November 4

- SO:  Thursday November 5

- FR:  Friday November 6

Students not enrolled during Fall 2020 may register beginning November 16.  Visiting with an advisor is required.  Please note that faculty advisors will not be on campus from November 21 – 29, and December 22 to January 8 due to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.

Readmit and New Transfer students may begin registration November 16 after they have been accepted for admission and have been advised. 

New FTIC students who visit the campus may be advised and given registration access beginning November 16.

Once a student has been approved and has registered for classes, they may access registration through the first five days of the spring semester.

Registration for Fall 2021

Classes begin August 23, 2021

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.

Students enrolled during Spring 2021 may begin priority registration for Fall 2021.

- Seniors (90+ earned hours) and Honors Scholars who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2020:  Monday, March 29, 2021.

- Juniors (60+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2020, Graduate and Professional students, Seniors, and Newly enrolling Honors Scholars:  Tuesday March 30, 2021

- Sophomores (27+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2020, Seniors, and Juniors:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 

- Freshmen (1 - 26 earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2020, Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores:  Thursday, April 1, 2021.

- All remaining currently enrolled students:  Friday, April 2, 2021. 

Readmit and new transfer students may register beginning April 19 AFTER visiting with an advisor.

New, first-time in college students coming Fall 2021 may register during Bison Bound in April, June, July, or August. All new students, freshmen and transfers, are required to attend Bison Bound and must confer with a faculty advisor before registering for classes.

Registration for Summer 2021

All students enrolled during Spring 2021 may begin summer registration on March 15, 2021.

Non-enrolled, readmit and new transfer students may begin registration for Summer 2021 on March 22, 2021, AFTER they have been advised.  Students enrolling at Harding for the first time during Summer 2021 must attend Bison Bound during April, June, or July 2021. 

Note: Classes begin on the first day of the term.  See University calendar.

Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Final exams for the Fall 2020 semester will be December 14-18, and Final Exams for the Spring 2021 semester will be May 3-7.

Regular Class Time for

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AMTuesday8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AMMonday8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AMMonday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AMThursday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PMWednesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PMMonday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PMTuesday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PMMonday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PMFriday8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Regular Class Time for
Tues or Thurs, or Tues & Thurs

7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AMThursday8:00 - 10:00 AM
8:30, 9:00, 9:30 AMTuesday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00, 10:30 AMTuesday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
11:00, 11:30 AMWednesday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00, 12:30 PMThursday1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM, 1:30 PMWednesday8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
2:00 PM, 2:30 PMThursday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM, 3:30 PMWednesday3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM  Friday10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Exam Schedule for Classes that Meet in the Evenings

Regular Class Time
Evening Schedule

4:30 PM and later meeting once a weekSame day class meetsSame time class meets

Apostille Procedures

Contact the Registrar at with questions or to request this authentication of transcript or diploma.  A fee of $100.00 is required.  Most of this processing fee will be used to pay for the cost for the authentication through the Arkansas Secretary of State's office and for shipping the documents to you via FedEx.

A student may send a signed request to the University Registrar detailing to which particular document the Apostille should be attached (usually a transcript, diploma, or statement of certification of graduation) and mentioning the country to which it is being sent. If you make a copy of a diploma, we recommend that it be reduced to standard-sized paper. Because of the labor and charges associated with the preparation of this statement, the student should send US $100 cash, traveler's check, or international money order for each Apostille requested, made payable to Harding University and submitted to the business office noting that it is for an Apostille. A personal check drawn on a U.S. bank is acceptable, and the Business Office (501-279-4336) can also take credit card payments over the phone. 

We prepare the document normally except that the signature and embossed seal over the signature are affixed in the presence of a notary public or the local Clerk of Courts. The notarized documents are then sent by Harding University, along with a check for the charges, to the  Arkansas Secretary of State with a cover letter explaining what is wanted, including the name of the country in which the Apostille is expected to be used. When the Apostille and original document are received back, we send the whole package on to the originally requested address.

The whole process usually takes three to four weeks.  Those requesting this process should understand that it may take longer if the Registrar must produce a replacement diploma for this process.  Replacement diplomas are ordered through a link on the Registrar's Office web page (  There is an additional fee for printing a new diploma. 

The U.S. Department of State also has an Office of Authentications which will provide a federal authentication for specific purposes, for countries which are not part of the Hague Convention, and rarely for a federal Apostille.

Degree Evaluations are required for all students as they approach the attainment of 60 hours of earned credit.  The 60-hour degree evaluation form must be completed in consultation with the student's faculty advisor, signed by the student and advisor, then submitted to the Registrar's Office in order to register for the semester following the semester in which 60 hours are attained.  The form is a semester-by-semester path to graduation, listing each class the student will take every semester until they graduate.  Only faculty advisors have access to the form, so students must see their advisor to complete this task. 

Graduation: The process for applying for graduation is online. Current students may complete the online application found on Pipeline. Former students who do not have a Pipeline account should contact for assistance. Please note the dates for applying. All students will register for a graduation fee their final semester.

The application for Graduation is required by March 1 for students who are on track to have degrees conferred during the Summer or December.  October 1 is the deadline for students who are on track for degree conferral in May. All students planning to graduate (including graduate, professional, and doctoral students) should complete the online version of the Application. You may email if you need further information.

Students may not participate in a commencement ceremony prior to completion of all degree requirements.

Meet our Staff

Tod Martin, M.B.A.
University Registrar

Wil Perkins, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Registrar

John Mark Warnick, Ed.S.
Assistant Registrar

Jane Cavitt
Assistant Registrar

Katy Stork, B.S. 
Transfer Records Coordinator

Kelley Cox, M.B.A.
Student Records Coordinator and VA Certification

Dru Goldman
Academic Support and Records Coordinator (Transcript processing)

Ruth Ellen Berry, B.B.A.
Articulation Coordinator (Dual-Enrollment & Community College transfer arrangements)

Email Addresses

General Questions

60 Hour Degree Evaluation Questions

Transcript Order Questions

Transfer Credit Questions

Questions about transferring dual-enrollment courses from High School

Questions about 2+2 arrangements with Arkansas Community Colleges

Veterans Affairs Questions

Graduation Questions

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4388

Location: Administration 106

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
Harding University
Registrar's Office
Box 10766
Searcy, AR 72149-5615