Visiting & Non-Degree

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Visiting Non-Degree

A student who is currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a different institution who wishes to enroll at Howard for one academic year or less. Our Spring 2021 application will close on November 15, 2020, and our Fall 2021 application will close on February 15, 2021. 

Our visiting application is closed for Fall 2021 entry. Our application will reopen starting September 2021 for Fall/Spring 2022 entry. Please continue to monitor this page for pertinent updates.

Visiting Student

Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit the following:

1.  Application for Admission (Howard University Online Application).

2. An official transcript with at least a 2.50 GPA. Transcripts may be submitted via an e-Transcript system (to admission@howard.edu) if available (highly preferred). If your school does not have an e-Transcript system, please submit a copy of your transcript via mail (not preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items). You may not submit your school transcript via email.

3. An official letter of permission from the student’s home school. The letter should include the student’s GPA and a list of courses the student is authorized to take at Howard. This letter may be sent via email to admission@howard.edu. Please ensure the school official includes the subject 'Visiting Application Approval Letter', and your applicable identifying information in the body of the email.

Mailing Address: 

Attn: Visiting Student Admission
2400 6th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20059

Unclassified (Non-Degree) Student

A non-matriculating student who wishes to complete undergraduate courses during the Spring or Fall semester. Typically students who require completion of prerequisite courses to begin a specific course of study are considered unclassified. Unclassified students do not matriculate into a degree-seeking program. Our Spring 2021 application will close on November 15, 2020, and our Fall 2021 application will close on July 1, 2021

Our unclassified application is closed for Fall 2021 entry. Our application will reopen starting September 2021 for Fall/Spring 2022 entry. Please continue to monitor this page for pertinent updates.

Please note: Credits earned as unclassified students at Howard University will not be considered for transfer admission into the university, for students who eventually would like to earn a degree from the university. We encourage students who would like to eventually matriculate into a degree-seeking program at Howard University to consider taking coursework at another regionally accredited college/university, and then apply for transfer admission consideration once the minimum transfer requirements are satisfied. If you have further questions, please contact us at transfer@howard.edu. 

Unclassified Student

Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit the following:​ 

1. Application for Admission (Howard University Online Application).

2. One official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. Official transcripts may be submitted via an e-Transcript system (to admission@howard.edu) if available (highly preferred). If your school does not have an e-Transcript system, please submit a copy of your transcript via mail (not preferred, as there may be significant delays in our receipt of mailed items). You may not submit your school transcript via email.

3. Personal Statement detailing your reason for seeking unclassified admission. Your essay may be sent via mail or via email to admission@howard.edu. Please include the subject 'Unclassified Application Personal Statement', and applicable identifying information in the signature of your email.

Mailing Address: 

Attn: Unclassified Student Admission
2400 6th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20059