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Undergraduate Admission

The University promotes academic excellence through a highly selective admission process. Students who are admitted show strong personal motivation along with backgrounds of consistent academic growth and achievement. The University encourages the submission of applications from socially and economically disadvantaged students who show promise of gaining from a Howard University education.

To protect its character and standards of scholarship, the University reserves the right, and the applicant concedes to the University the right, to deny admission to any student at any time for any reason the University deems sufficient.

Admission Process Overview

  1. Review Deadlines and Requirements below
  2. Choose an Academic Program
  3. Submit Application and Fee
  4. Submit Supplemental Documentation
  5. Respond to Admission Decision

Application Deadlines

  Domestic International
November 1 - Early Action
February 15 - Traditional Action
Spring: November 1 September 1
Summer: April 1 February 1

Code for Standardized Test Scores

SAT & TOEFL: 5297
ACT: 0674

Student Type Requirements & Details

Select your Student Type below for specific requirements.

First Time in College (FTIC) >>
A student who has never been admitted to a degree program at Howard University or any other post-secondary institution of higher education (first time in college). Read more...

Transfer Students >>
A student who has attended another post-secondary institution of higher education and who may seek admission to Howard University with advanced standing. Read more...

Former Students Returning (FSR) >>
A matriculating student who was pursuing a degree at Howard University; who has not been registered at the University for the previous semester, and who wishes to return to the same school/college, department, and degree program.

Consortia and Domestic Exchange Program >>
A cooperative arrangement in post secondary education that is designed to permit the sharing of academic resources by member institutions and to offer qualified students the opportunity to enroll at other institutions for courses not available on their own campus.

Unclassified Student >>
A non-matriculating student who wishes to complete courses during the Spring or Fall semester. Typically students who require completion of pre-requisite courses to begin a specific course of study are considered unclassified. Read more...

Visiting Students >>
A matriculating student who is currently enrolled at another institution but wishes to enroll for one academic year or less.

Summer School >>
Extends the regular academic year program into the summer term for regular degree seeking students. Read more...

Student-at-Large: A non-matriculating student who is applying to attend the summer semester only. Read more...



Requirements for Enrollment

Admitted students who intend to enroll at Howard University pay a $300 non-refundable enrollment fee by May 1st to secure their place in the class. Click here to pay. Students are considered for housing once they have been accepted and have submitted an application for housing and a $50 housing fee.

All students are required to submit a completed Report of Medical History, proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases. See Student Health Requirements

Contact Us

For more information about the admission process or Howard University, please see the Contact Admissions page.

Note to Prospective Students:
On September 24, 1983, the Board of Trustees of Howard University adopted the following policy statement regarding applicants for admission:

"Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students, who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known regardless of classification."