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.
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.
|Semester||Fall 2020||Spring 2021|
|Dates||August 24 - December 18||January 11 - May 7|
|Mid-Term Exams||October 12 - October 16||March 1 - 5|
|Day Break/Holiday||October 11 (cancelled)||January 18 MLK day|
|Last Day to Drop Classes||December 2 (full term only)||April 21 (full term only)|
|Week Break||November 23 - 27||March 8 - 12|
|Dead Week||December 7 - 11 ||April 26 - April 30|
|Finals||December 14 - 18||May 3 - 7|
|Commencement||December 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)
June 1 - 11
2021 Summer 4A (4 Weeks)
2021 Summer 4C (Summer 2; 4 wks)
May 10 - June 4
July 5 - July 30
Summer 6A (6 Weeks)
May 10 - June 18
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.
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.
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 AM||Tuesday||8:00 - 10:00 AM|
|9:00 AM||Monday||8:00 - 10:00 AM|
|10:00 AM||Monday||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|11:00 AM||Thursday||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|12:00 PM||Wednesday||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|1:00 PM, 1:30 PM||Monday||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|2:00 PM, 2:30 PM||Tuesday||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|3:00 PM, 3:30 PM||Monday||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|4:00 PM||Friday||8:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
Regular Class Time for
|7:30, 7:45, 8:00 AM||Thursday||8:00 - 10:00 AM|
|8:30, 9:00, 9:30 AM||Tuesday||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|10:00, 10:30 AM||Tuesday||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|11:00, 11:30 AM||Wednesday||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|12:00, 12:30 PM||Thursday||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|1:00 PM, 1:30 PM||Wednesday||8:00 AM- 10:00 AM|
|2:00 PM, 2:30 PM||Thursday||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|3:00 PM, 3:30 PM||Wednesday||3:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|4:00 PM||Friday||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
Exam Schedule for Classes that Meet in the Evenings
Regular Class Time
|4:30 PM and later meeting once a week||Same day class meets||Same time class meets|
Contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (www.harding.edu/registrar). 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wil Perkins, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.John Mark Warnick, Ed.S.
Katy Stork, B.S.
Transfer Records Coordinator
Kelley Cox, M.B.A.
Student Records Coordinator and VA Certification
Academic Support and Records Coordinator (Transcript processing)
Ruth Ellen Berry, B.B.A.
Articulation Coordinator (Dual-Enrollment & Community College transfer arrangements)
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