Message from the Assistant Dean
for Enrollment Management
- Graduate students who have not taken the Expository Writing Examination can register for the exam at the Graduate School website. The Expository Writing Exam (a.k.a. The English Proficiency Examination) is a graduation requirement for all graduate students in the School of Education (undergraduate students are not required to take this exam). The Expository Writing Examination should be taken the first semester of graduate study. Graduate students are encouraged to bring a dictionary, thesaurus, and ballpoint pens to the exam.
Please register for the exam here: http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=c91f343b-4b4e-4d31-97d7-69b2e2d78d58
- Also, please refer to the study guide before taking the Expository Writing Examination. If you do not achieve the required score on the exam, you may be required to register for a 1 credit course through the Center for Academic Reinforcement.
Please download the study guide here: http://www.gs.howard.edu/pass/study_guide.pdf
- Graduate students who need to register for the Comprehensive Examination need to contact their comprehensive examination coordinator. The comprehensive examination and/or other professional examinations (Praxis, School Leaders Licensure Assessment) are a graduation requirement for all graduate students. The comprehensive exam coordinators are as follows: Dr. Kenneth Anderson – Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones (Doctoral) Dr. Peter Sola (Masters) – Educational Administration & Policy; Dr. Kamilah Woodson – Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies. To register for your professional examination, see the Educational Testing Service website http://www.ets.org/praxis/
- If you are a continuing student and you need to obtain your alternate pin number, please contact your department. The Office of the Dean does not distribute alternate pin numbers. The phone number for Curriculum & Instruction is (202) 806-7343. The phone number for Educational Administration and Policy is (202) 806-7342. The phone number for Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies is (202) 806-7350. The main number for the School of Education is (202) 806-7340.
- Course Override (blue) and Add/Drop (yellow) forms can now be obtained in the Office of the Dean. The departments will no longer distribute these forms. However, in order to obtain the form you must first complete an application for the form detailing the specific need for the form and course information. Only approved courses(s) will be processed. This is to encourage student registration using the Bison Web. The Override form can only be obtained during the Change of Program period.
- If you report to class and the course is not being held in the classroom that you have reported to, please go to the department that administers the course. For example, if the course is a history course please go to the History Department. Or, if the course is Introduction to Teaching, as another illustration, please report to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
- If you report to a class and the professor is not present, the professor may be holding class at another location. If this occurs, please report to the department that administers the course.
- All students at Howard may be eligible to take courses through the Consortium. Please see the following link for more information regarding the consortium: http://www.howard.edu/enrollment/exchange/cuwma.htm.
- Know that the Center for Academic Reinforcement (CAR) in the School of Education offers courses for the Praxis I (PPST Reading, PPST Writing, PPST Mathematics) Examination. CAR also offers pre-examinations if you want to test your knowledge before officially taking the examination. Praxis I and Praxis II is a graduation requirement for all teacher education programs in the School of Education. The Praxis examination is offered on computer everyday at the Howard University Testing Center. You can call the Howard University Testing Center by dialing (202) 806-6428. Please see the following link for more information about the Center for Academic Reinforcement: http://www.howard.edu/schooleducation/Programs/CAR/CAR_Overview.html .When looking up CAR courses to add through the Bison Web look under “Academic Reinforcement” for undergraduate courses and “Graduate Reinforcement” for graduate courses.
- Ever wonder what it would be like to attend Columbia University, Stanford University or Duke University? Howard offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in an exchange program with another university for a semester up to 1 year through the HU Independent Exchange Program. Please see the following link for more information. Scroll down to see the other colleges and universities in the program: http://www.howard.edu/enrollment/exchange/huiep.htm Applications for the full academic year or fall semester will be accepted February 1st thru March 1st.
- Ever wonder what it would be like to study abroad for a semester or the full academic year? Please see the following link below for more information: http://www.howard.edu/rjb/studyabroad/Requirements.htm
- At the beginning of each academic year the university distributes the H-Book which tells you all the academic information and other information that you need to know about Howard University. You can obtain an H-Book in the Student Activities Office at the Blackburn University Center, suite 122. For more information you can contact student activities at (202) 806-5990.
- Finally, please refer to the Howard University Calendar for all important academic dates. The calendar if a very useful source of information. All university deadlines (including registration, refunds, graduation deadlines, holidays, etc.) are listed on the university calendar. Please download the calendar here: http://www.howard.edu/calendars/university/2011-2012.pdf
We want you to have a successful school year! If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact your department.
Curriculum and Instruction 202-806-7343, ASA room 203
Educational Administration & Policy 202-806-7231, ASA room 221
Human Dvlpt & Psychoeducational Studies 202-806-7350, ASA room 307
School of Education Main Office, 202-806-7340, ASA room 104
Raena Morgan, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management,
202-806-5784, ASA room 118