Hudson Taylor University follows an open admissions policy for those who meet its educational requirements. Application decisions are made without regard to the applicant’s race, color, gender, handicap or disability, or national/ethnic origin, according to our non-discrimination policy. Applicants are assessed according to their academic background, moral character, and a religious autobiography. The Office of Admissions carefully reviews an applicant’s records and reference letter(s), and after such review, makes a recommendation to allow or refuse admittance. The Office of Admissions may choose to conduct an interview with the applicant. Once a decision is made, the applicant will be notified of his or her status, usually within one business day. Approved applications are valid for a year from the date of approval. Hudson Taylor University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicants who do not meet our standards and criteria.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Hudson Taylor University does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, gender, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, employment procedures, or any other school-administered program. Hudson Taylor University is a Christ-centered and Bible-based educational community, and as such, in the furtherance of its stated Mission and Institutional Goals; and in order to maintain adherence to its Tenets of Faith and Ethical Standards, requires applicants to be personally committed in faith to Jesus Christ.

Nonstandard Admissions

Hudson Taylor University does not admit ability-to-benefit students or probationary applicants. All applicants must possess the required educational background (high school diploma or equivalent, etc.). No credit is given for prior learning experience or for credit earned from non-degree programs. All transfer credit must be earned post-secondary-level credits. See “Transfer Students and Transfer of Credit,” below, for details. HTU does not accept applications for concurrent enrollment (i.e. high school students enrolling in undergraduate programs or undergraduate students enrolling in graduate programs), nor does it accept probationary enrollment of any kind. All applications for admission are subject to the requirements detailed in this section of the Catalog.


Students transferring from a recognized college or university must follow the general application policies and procedures.

General Criteria for Transfer

Accreditation status and faculty qualifications of the institution, as well as content correspondence and instructional level of courses are considered.

Criteria for Transfer from a Nonaccredited or Otherwise Unrecognized Institution

  • Evaluation of catalog
  • Authorization or official exemption of the institution by the state where it is located
  • Evaluation of faculty credentials
  • Assessment of course content and level of instruction


Transfer Credits

Students should not assume that credits will automatically or equivocally transfer to or from any educational institution. Before enrolling, potential Hudson Taylor University students should familiarize themselves with the university’s policy on the transfer of credits, including whether or not the university will accept any credits earned at another educational institution. Course credits with a minimum grade of “C” earned at other accredited colleges and universities will generally be accepted at full value to the extent that the courses are comparable to Hudson Taylor University’s stated requirements. An official transcript from the institution attended showing satisfactory course completion is required. Transfer hours are not accepted into a non-degree program, or for courses that do not meet program requirements. A maximum of 75% of credit hours toward the completion of an undergraduate degree may be transferred; and a maximum of 50% of the credit hours toward the completion of a graduate degree may be transferred.