First-Year Student

For more than 130 years, students have found a welcoming, Christ-centered academic home at Howard Payne University. When you join the Yellow Jacket family, you become a part of the university’s rich heritage.

The Basics

  1. Submit your FREE application
  2. Submit your high school transcript
  3. Have college credit?
  4. Submit your ACT,  SAT or CLT scores

Please send transcripts and test scores to:

Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

Fax: 325-649-8901

The Details

Unconditional admission is typically offered to students who have maintained a “B” average or better in high school, whose ACT composite score is 19 or above or whose SAT score is 990 or above or whose CLT score is 64 or above, and who meet all other admission requirements.


First-year students may be awarded merit scholarships worth up to $16,000 per year based on their high school performance and their ACT, SAT or CLT test scores!

Visit HPU

You and your family are invited to tour our beautiful campus while getting to know our faculty, staff and current students. You’ll walk away from your visit with a free t-shirt and a good feel for what life is like here at HPU.

Admissions Team

Brendon Hough
Assistant Director of Admissions

Heart of Texas, Brown County & 7 adjacent counties

(325) 400-3075


Jeremy Houston
Admission Counselor

Fort Worth

(325) 400-3586


Daniel Puente
Admission Counselor

San Antonio and Houston

(325) 200-0804


Ethan Straach
Admission Counselor

East Texas, El Paso, Midland, Odessa, and Out of State

(325) 400-3855


Apply Now!

 Ready to get started on your lifelong journey as an HPU Yellow Jacket?​ Apply for free today!

Already Accepted?

​Congratulations, Yellow Jacket!