Registrar's Office

Registrar's Office

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.

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 2022 - 2023

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 2022Spring 2023
DatesAugust 22 - December 16January 9 - May 5
Mid-Term ExamsOctober 10 - October 14February 27 - March 3
Day Break/HolidayOctober 7January 16 MLK day
Last Day to Drop ClassesNovember 30 (full term only)April 19 (full term only)
Week BreakNovember 21 - 25March 6 - 10
Dead WeekDecember 5 - 9  
April 24 - April 28
FinalsDecember 12 - 16May 1 - 5
CommencementDecember 17  
May 6

Summer Schedule for 2022

Semester

Dates

2022 Summer 2A (Intersession)
2022 Summer 4A (Intersession)

May 9 - May 20
May 9 - June 3

2022 Summer 2B (2 Weeks)
2022 Summer 3A (3 Weeks)
2022 Summer 10A (10 Weeks)
2022 Summer 10B (10 Weeks)

May 31 - June 10
June 6 - June 24
May 19 - July 15
May 23 - July 29

2022 Summer 4B (Summer 1; 4 wks)
2022 Summer 4C (Summer 2; 4 wks)

June 6 - July 1
July 5 - July 29

2022 Summer 6A (6 Weeks)
2022 Summer 6B (6 Weeks)
2022 Summer 8A (8 weeks)
2022 Summer 8B (8 weeks)

May 9 - June 17
May 16 - June 24
May 9 - July 1
June 6 - July 29

2022 Summer 12A (12 weeks)

May 9 - July 29

HONORS classes only!
2022 HNRS 1 (Session A)
2022 HNRS 2 (Session B)
2022 HNRS 3 (Session C)
2022 HNRS 4 (Session D)


June 17 - July 1
June 24 - July 8
July 1 - July 15
July 8 - July 22

 

Priority Registration for Currently Enrolled Students

"Currently enrolled" students are taking classes at Harding on the date registration opens.

Classes for Fall 2022 begin August 22, 2022. Students may drop/add the first week of classes but it is highly recommended that students drop their classes by August 26 if they decide not to attend so they are not charged any tuition, room and board, or meal plan.

SemesterPriority Registration Begins

Registration for Spring 2023

Classes begin Jan. 9, 2023

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates. Students enrolled Fall 2022 may enroll for Spring 2023.

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.

All Graduate/Professional students, Seniors (90+ earned hours), and Honors Scholars who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2022:

Monday October 31

All Seniors, Juniors (60+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2022:Tuesday November 1

All Juniors, Sophomores (27+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2022: Wednesday November 2

All Sophomores, Freshmen (1 - 26 earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Spring 2022: Thursday November 3

All remaining currently enrolled students: Friday November 4

Students not enrolled during Fall 2022 may register beginning November 14. Visiting with an advisor is required. Please note that faculty advisors will not be on campus from November 19 – 27, and December 17 to January 2 due to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.

Readmit and New Transfer students may begin registration November 14 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 14.

Once a student has been approved and has registered for classes, they may access registration through the first five days of the spring semester. The last day to add a class, or make schedule changes for Spring 2023 is Friday January 13.

Registration for Fall 2023

Classes begin August 21, 2023

Visit with your advisor prior to these dates.

Students enrolled during Spring 2023 may begin priority registration for Fall 2023.

All Graduate/Professional students, Seniors (90+ earned hours) and Honors Scholars who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2022: Monday, March 27, 2023.

All Seniors, Juniors (60+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2022, students on International Program campuses: Tuesday March 28, 2023.

Juniors, Sophomores (27+ earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2022: Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Sophomores, Freshmen (1 - 26 earned hours) who submitted all course evaluations for Fall 2022: Thursday, March 30, 2023.

All remaining currently enrolled students: Friday, March 31, 2023.

Readmit and new transfer students may register beginning April 17 AFTER visiting with an advisor.

New, first-time in college students coming Fall 2023 may register during Bison Bound in 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 2023

All students enrolled during Spring 2023 may begin summer registration on March 13, 2023.

Non-enrolled, readmit and new transfer students may begin registration for Summer 2023 on March 20, 2023, AFTER they have been advised. Students enrolling at Harding for the first time during Summer 2023 must attend Bison Bound during June, July, or August 2023.

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

Final Exam Schedule for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Final exams for the Fall 2022 semester will be December 12-16, and Final Exams for the Spring 2023 semester will be May 1-5.

Regular Class Time for
MW, MWF, MTWTH, Daily

DAYTIME
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

DAYTIME
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

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

Apostille Procedures

Contact the Registrar at registrar@harding.edu 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 graduation@harding.edu 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 graduation@harding.edu 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
tjmartin@harding.edu

Wil Perkins, Ed.D.
Graduate Registrar
wperkins@harding.edu

John Mark Warnick, Ed.S.
Assistant Registrar
jwarnick@harding.edu

Jane Cavitt
Assistant Registrar
jcavitt@harding.edu

Katy Stork, B.S. 
Transfer Records Coordinator
kstork@harding.edu

Kelley Cox, M.B.A.
Veterans Benefits Specialist and Articulation Coordinator (2+2 partnerships)
klcox@harding.edu

Dru Goldman
Academic Support and Records Coordinator (Transcript processing)
dgoldman@harding.edu


Email Addresses

General Questions
registrar@harding.edu

60 Hour Degree Evaluation Questions
degreeevaluation@harding.edu

Transcript Order Questions
transcripts@harding.edu

Transfer Credit Questions
transfer@harding.edu

Questions about transferring dual-enrollment courses from High School
transfer@harding.edu

Questions about 2+2 arrangements with Arkansas Community Colleges
articulation@harding.edu

Veterans Affairs Questions
veterans@harding.edu

Graduation Questions
graduation@harding.edu

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