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A student who has never been admitted to a degree program at Howard University or any other post-secondary institution of higher education is considered a First Time in College (FTIC) student. For first year admission, we consider students' secondary school academic record, standardized college entrance exams (SAT or ACT), leadership in school and community activities, unique talents and skills, and educational objectives.
Each year, Howard University welcomes hundreds of talented transfer students from institutions throughout the U.S. and the world. Transfer applicants are students who have completed academic studies at another college or university after graduating from high school. For transfer admission, we consider students' post-secondary school academic record, leadership in school and community activities, unique talents and skills, and educational objectives.
Visiting Howard University provides students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Howard Experience and to interact with our students, faculty and staff. Our campus visit program is designed to provide our guests with information about our wide range of academic programs, the admission process, financial aid, and student life on campus. Visitors will attend an information session led by an Admission Officer or a Student Ambassador, followed by a walking tour of the University’s main campus. Appointments can be scheduled at https://admission.howard.edu/visit
Howard University offers an undergraduate environment that develops high achieving students who pursue degrees in an wide array of academic disciplines. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students contribute to a campus atmosphere of expected high achievement that encourages students to recognize the importance of self-discipline, leadership, collaboration and service to others.