Applying for admission

When students talk about their experience at the Howard University College of Arts and Sciences, you hear words like “I love Howard,” or “Howard is home,” or “The best education in the world.”

They also say that Howard helps them “learn about myself and get in touch with my own culture.” They talk about “being around African-American teachers and fellow students” at the highest level of education. They recognize that they are “building on the legacy” of Howard and have become “a part of something really important.”

We invite you to share in the Howard experience.

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Admission requirements

Students interested in pursuing majors in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the admissions requirements set by the university.

The Howard University Office of Admissions is the authoritative source for general admissions requirements..

While all interested students must meet the general admissions requirements of the university, the Honors Program and Pre-Professional Programs have additional requirements that must be met.

Honors program

Students are invited to join the Honors Program during their freshman year based on their SAT (1200) or ACT (26) scores and high school GPA (3.5).

For more information, visit the Honors Program website.

Preprofessional programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers four pre-professional programs that are managed through The Center for Preprofessional Education.

The programs offered include:

  • BS-MD
  • BS-DDS
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-pharmacy

The Center for Preprofessional Education offers resources, support, and training programs designed to make students competitive for entry into professional schools.

Transfer/AP & IB credits

Each year the College accepts many transfer students from universities from across the nation and the globe.

  • For specific information on transferring credits earned from other universities and community colleges as well as Advance Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, visit the transfer of credits and articulation agreements section of Howard's main website.

Financial aid

Howard University offers a variety of different payment methods and financial assistance programs to cover the costs associated with attending the university.

Please check with the financial aid department for more information and use the university’s net price calculator for an estimate of the cost of attendance.

News and announcements …

The Department of English has received a $100,000 HBCU Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support “Seshat: A Howard University Digital Humanities Initiative,” a year-long project that generates new digital humanities data in African-American literary studies.