Former Student Returning

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Former Student Returning

A 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. In general, Former Students Returning are readmitted to the last school in which they were enrolled at Howard University. Generally, students seeking readmission must submit the Undergraduate Returning Student Application no less than 30 days prior to the start of the semester to which they are seeking readmission. 

Before readmission is granted, students who are absent from the University for the following reasons must fulfill the below requirements by the application deadline.

Mailing Address: Office of Admission, 2400 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059 

Readmission requirements

Voluntary withdrawal

Applicants must submit an official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended since last enrolled at Howard to the Office of Admission, if applicable. Transcripts should be submitted via an e-Transcript system (if available) or via mail. Upon receipt of an official transcript, credit will be awarded for those courses taken that are comparable to courses offered at Howard University in which the student has earned a grade of C or better.

Withdrawn for health reasons

Clearance from the University Student Health Center must be obtained. The correspondence should be directed to the Administrator, University Student Health Center, 2139 Georgia Ave NW, 2nd Floor, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059. Proof of clearance should be provided to the Office of Admission.

Suspended or dropped for poor scholarship

Cumulative GPA below 2.0: Requests for readmission must be initiated at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester. Such persons must appeal in writing to the dean of the college or school from which they were dismissed; and must have been out of school for at least one semester after having been suspended. Approval from the school/college must be received in the Office of Admission & University Registrar before readmission can be granted. Students are encouraged to consult with the advising unit within your school/college to discuss readmission. Students should also remain aware of their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status as it relates to receiving Financial Aid. A separate appeal process is required for students who are not meeting SAP. Academic and SAP suspension statuses can be viewed via BisonWeb. 

Disciplinary suspension and/or withdrawal

Readmission may be sought for any period following expiration of the suspension period. Approval must be received from the Office of Student Conduct to the Office of Admission before readmission can be granted.


You must also lift all holds on your account by the given deadline before you are able to be readmitted.

To view your holds, please log into BisonWeb and click 'Student Records' and/or 'Student Accounts' -> 'View Holds' via the Student Services tab.


Students must complete their applications requirements by the following dates.
Re-entry Term Final Deadline
Fall December 31, 2020
Summer April 20, 2021
Spring July 31, 2021