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Undergraduate Online Application Instructions

Should you have any questions while completing your application, you may contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-822-6363 (outside metro DC area) or 202-806-2763 (within Metro DC area). You may also direct your application questions via email to admission@howard.edu.

NOTE: A valid credit card is required to submit the admission application online. Your application will not be processed without this payment.

On this page:

Review Admission Process Overview, Deadlines, Requirements, etc. before starting your application.


Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Carefully read through this entire page. We also recommend printing out this page as a reference as you complete the application.
  2. Go to the Online Application.
  3. Click "First time user account creation" and follow the instructions below.
  4. The next page requires:
    • You to create a Login ID and PIN. Your PIN must be at least 6 characters. We recommend that you select a PIN that is alphanumeric. Once you have selected a PIN, your login ID will be created by clicking Login, and provided to you on the next page.
  5. Re-enter your PIN to verify that it is correct.
  6. The next screen asks you to select an action. Note: Once you have submitted a complete application, you can no longer make changes to that document. Submit any amendments with your required credentials directly to the Office of Admission. Please do not re-enter duplicate applications for the same major/program.
  7. Follow the instructions on each page.
  8. If you do enter all required information for a page, when you attempt to proceed to the next page, the system will prompt you to enter the missing required information.
  9. As you complete each page, you must click update. You will automatically return to the main menu. From the main menu, proceed through each form until you complete all pages.
  10. Submit your application after you have answered all questions by clicking "Application is Complete."
    Note: Once you have submitted a complete application, you can no longer make changes to that document. Submit any amendments with your required credentials directly admission@howard.edu . Please do not re-enter duplicate applications for the same major/program.
  11. Mail transcripts and recommendations, and any other required credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Howard University
    2400 Sixth Street NW, Suite 111
    Washington, DC 20059

Online Application

Instructions for Requested On-line Application Information

  1. Name
    1. Enter your foll legal name. If you are a FSR, and were known by another name, please enter your previous last name.
  2. Mailing Address
    1. Enter your mailing address on "Address Line 1" without punctuation or abbreviation.
    2. Use "Address Line 2" for apartment or floor numbers or if your entire address does not fit in "Address Line 1".
  3. Permanent Address
    1. Enter your permanent mailing address on "Address Line 1" without punctuation or abbreviation. International students must enter an address in the nation where they reside.
    2. Use "Address Line 2" for apartment or floor numbers or if your entire address does not fit in "Address Line 1."
  4. Personal Information
    1. You must indicate your gender.
    2. Enter your social security number without the use of dashes, spaces, or parentheses.
    3. Indicate any relatives (excluding spouse) who have attended or are attending Howard.
  5. Planned Course of Study
    1. Enter your intended major.
  6. High School
    1. If you do not know your high school code, go to the next field.
    2. If you do not know your exact date of graduation, enter the date as the first date of the month you will graduate, e.g., June 2012 = 060112
  7. Previous College
    1. Transfer students should indicate current post-secondary institution(s).
    2. Visiting and unclassified students must indicate information on previous/current post-secondary institution(s).
  8. Additional Information
    • If you respond yes to any one of questions 2 through 7, provide a written, detailed description of the circumstances of the incident(s).
  9. International Information
    • If you have not received your visa or do not know your visa type, leave this section blank.

Online Application

Checking the Status of Your Application

To check the status of your online application after submission, login to the online application. Under "Processed Applications" click the term you applied for (i.e. "Fall 20__" or "Spring 20__" .) You can now view the progress and/or admission application decision.