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Henderson State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 24th 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

Henderson State University has an average acceptance rate of 80%. For the Fall season of 2018, a whopping 858 freshmen applicants enrolled themselves at the university, which is 38% higher than the total enrollment recorded in 2017.

For the same year, total graduate enrollment of 559 could be seen, which is quite higher than last year’s enrollment of 559. This can be attributed to the easier admission process and quality of education offered by Henderson State University. While seeking admission here, we recommend you to first go through the list of available programs and take care of the following points:

  • International applicants must submit only official academic credentials
  • Unconditional admission is available only for domestic applicants
  • Henderson does not consider recalculated ACT composite scores for granting admission
  • International students applying for graduate programs must complete the application process by November 30 for Spring season and June 30 for Fall season
  • Producing records of prerequisite vaccinations is essential for international applicants
  • Additionally, international students must provide financial proof of minimum 16,904 USD to cover the cost of attendance of 1 academic year.


Application PortalUG: Henderson University Application Portal
Graduate: Graduate School page
Application Fee30 USD
Acceptance Rate66%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/e-Check
Minimum Composite ACT Score21
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonFall and Spring
Interview RequirementsDepends on the course requirements
Financial AidAvailable for both domestic and international students

Henderson University Application Deadlines

Given below are the application deadlines for international undergraduate and graduate applicants.

Level of StudyFallSpring
UndergraduateMay 31October 31
GraduateJune 30November 30

Henderson State University International Admissions

Henderson State University conducts a separate admission process for international undergraduate and graduate applicants. The admission process and the prerequisites are discussed in the subsequent sections.

Henderson State University International Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: Applicants must complete the online application form for international undergraduate applicants

Application Fee: 30 USD

Academic Requirements: Applicants must complete a high school degree from a recognized institution and hold an overall GPA of 2.5 or scores equivalent to US high school GPA. Furthermore, applicants need to provide ACT/SAT scores. Please note Henderson has not set any minimum score requirement for standardized tests.

Supporting Documents: It includes submission of:

  • Official academic transcript
  • Degree certificate
  • English proficiency test scores (applicable for non-native English speakers)
  • Vaccination records for measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Copy of the information page of the passport

Additionally, applicants with Chinese citizenship must provide the following documents:

  • Student Status Statement
  • National College Entrance Exam (Gaokao) Score Certificate

Henderson State University International Transfer Admissions

The admission requirements for students transferring from a foreign institution and US-based institution differ slightly.

Students transferring hailing from a foreign institution must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The previous institution should be regionally accredited
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Applicant should be eligible to return to the previous institution

All the above-mentioned requirements are common for applicants transferring from a US-based institution and, additionally need to submit SEVIS Transfer Form.

Henderson State University International Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Applicants are required to apply to the Graduate school by completing the online application form for international graduate applicants.

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements: Applicants need to submit scores of GRE/GMAT/MAT/Praxis or any other standardized test to complete the application. Additionally, the GPA requirement should also be satisfied.

Supporting Documents: Application for a graduate program will be considered complete on submission of the following supporting documents:

  • Academic transcript
  • IELTS/TOEFL score
  • Financial certificate as a proof of availability of minimum 16,000 USD for every academic year
  • Medical insurance costing 62 USD per month

Once the above-mentioned requirements are met, applicants will be issued form I-20.

Henderson State University English Language Requirement

English Language TestUndergraduate ApplicantsGraduate Applicants
Computer-based TOEFL-213
Internet-based TOEFL61-
Paper-based TOEFL500550

Henderson State University Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: Applications can be completed through Henderson's online application portal.

Application Fee: 30 USD

Academic Requirements: Students applying as a Freshman applicant must have attained a minimum composite score of 21 on ACT or equivalent SAT score in order to be considered for admission.

Applicants with an ACT score between 16 and 19 will be considered for conditional admissions and thus will be required to take ‘Reddie Intervention for Success in Education (R.I.S.E.) program’.

Applicants over 21 years of age and who did not appear for the ACT/SAT test are required to take the ACT Residual Test, which is offered by the testing center of Henderson University.

Supporting Documents: Official academic transcript of high school or GED certificate and proof of immunization.

Henderson State University Transfer Admissions

The transfer admission requirements differ based on the number of transferable credit hours completed:

  • Applicants with 12 or more number of credit hours completed are required to hold a strong academic background with an overall GPA score equal to or more than 2.0.
  • Applicants who have not completed 12 credit hours are required to submit an ACT or SAT score and should have attained an overall GPA of 2.0.

Henderson State University Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Domestic graduate applicants are required to apply online by filling the Graduate School Application form, while the international applicants should fill the international graduate application form.

Application Fee: 25 USD

CourseAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirement
MBAAny Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a GMAT* score greater than 500 or Equivalent GRE* scoreTOEFL/IELTS score
MS in NursingAn overall GPA of 2.7 in the Bachelor’s programTOEFL/IELTS score
MS in Developmental TherapyRelevant Bachelor’s degreeTOEFL/IELTS score
MS in Clinical Mental Health CounsellingOfficial MAT/ Praxis/ GRE scoreTOEFL/IELTS score
Master of Liberal ArtsAn overall GPA of 2.7 in the Bachelor’s programTOEFL/IELTS score

*Applicants will be exempted from submitting GMAT/GRE score if they have already completed a graduate program or have cleared all the sections of the CPA exam.

Supporting Documents: The common supporting documents required for most of the graduate courses include goal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, and resume.

A few of the graduate programs may have additional requirements, such as a writing sample and an interview.

Henderson State University Admissions are contingent upon submission of completed application form supplemented with official documents. After completion of the admission process, students are notified about the admission decision through an official email within a duration of 2 weeks and subsequently are issued form I-20 (if applicable).

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