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Thank you for your interest in Harding Academy! We delight in providing challenging college-preparatory academics, an award-winning arts program, championship athletics, and a Christian foundation for every Harding student. The full application process is outlined below. We can't wait to meet you!


Application Process

Step 1. Complete an online application (click here)

Step 2. Provide the following documentation to Admissions:

  • Records release form (download)

  • Report cards for the last two years (if applicable, depending on grade level)

  • Parent (SK-Grade 5) or Student (Grades 6–12) questionnaire

  • Previous standardized test scores (if available)

  • Birth certificate

  • Immunization record (required to be on State of Tennessee form)

Step 3. Student assessment and testing:

  • Little Harding: 18 months, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds will complete a visit to the desired location and classroom accompanied by their parents.

  • Little Harding: Junior Kindergarten applicants will participate in a group screening along with an individual screening designed to measure age-appropriate skills.

  • Senior Kindergarten (KRT) and Grade 1 (AABL–$65 fee) are scheduled through the Admissions office. Please call (901) 767-4494 or email.

  • Grades 2–12 will register for the ISEE here. The fee is $105. Our school code is 570762.

Step 4. Student file is reviewed by the Admissions Office

Step 5. Admissions will reach out to schedule admissions interview.

Step 6: Parents will be notified of decision

Step 7: Upon acceptance complete online enrollment through FACTS

Admissions Testing Date and Registration Codes

ISEE tests will be given at the Cherry Road campus and will be administered through the Education Records Bureau system.

Test Date Test Grade Code
January 11 ISEE Primary Grades 2–4 CUHLNWMP
January 11 ISEE Grades 5–6 MMNCCAXP
January 11 ISEE Grades 7–12 VSPDX4VS

Harding accepts ISEE test scored from other approved ERB sites.

Registration Deadlines

  • Registration is available up to three weeks before the test without late fee.

  • Late registration is available up to two weeks before the test date for an additional $20.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Go to https://admission.erblearn.org

  2. Click “Browse and/or Register for the ISEE" OR “Browse and/or Register for AABL”

  3. Enter the required information (Accommodation Request, Grade Applying For & State)

  4. Enter Invitation Code for desired Test Event Date in the appropriate field (Code is listed above)

  5. Click “Search”

  6. Test Event Details will appeal

  7. Click “Select this Event”

  8. Click “Yes” to confirm Test Event

  9. Complete Test Registration

If you have missed testing dates:
You may register for a test at another Independent school and have the scores sent to Harding Academy. To send the scores to Harding, you will need Harding’s ERB code (570762).

You may also register for a test at a Prometric test location (Grades 5-12). To register at a Prometric site, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://iseeonline.erblearn.org

  2. Click “Register for the ISEE at a Prometric Test location”

  3. Enter grade applying for and click continue

  4. Complete the required information

*The site will prompt you through the steps. You will need Harding Academy’s code (570762) to send scores to Harding.