Lower & Upper Division Admission


Lower Division

Requirements for admission to the Lower Division Clinical Laboratory Science Program are consistent with those of the Division of Allied Health Sciences. First time entering freshmen considered for admission to the Division of Allied Health Sciences must present proof of having met the following criteria:

  • Graduation from high school ranking in the upper half of their graduating class. In exceptional circumstances, a General Education Development (GED) certificate may be accepted. An official transcript or GED certificate must be sent directly from the high school to the Howard University Office of Admissions showing courses pursued, grades earned, rank in class, and proof of graduation.
  • A minimum score of 500 mathematics and 500 verbal on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or an equivalent score of 20 on the American College Test (ACT)
  • All students admitted as freshmen must have completed the following high school units with a grade "C" or better:

    • English, 4 units
    • Mathematics, 3 units (to include Algebra 1, Algebra II, & Geometry, Trigonometry or Calculus)
    • Biology, 1 unit
    • Chemistry, 1 unit
    • Physics, 1 unit

The Department, at its discretion, may accept a student who may be deficient in one of the above specifications. For persons who do not meet the above criteria and have been out of high school for three or more years, admissions can be based on other factors such as maturity, work experience, military service, or other factors as determined by the department.


Upper Division

Lower Division students enrolled at Howard University who meet the admission criteria will receive first preference in the selection process. Even though a student may meet lower division requirements, admission to the Upper Division program is not guaranteed; Admission to the Upper Division program is competitive and restricted to the fall semester of each year. The Program has limited enrollment.

For acceptance into the Upper Division of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of required semester credit hours of required courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5/4.0 and a cumulative science grade point average of 2.5/4.0;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite science courses;
  • Submission of an Upper Division application;
  • Personal interviews with the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee