Admission Requirements

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First Time in College (FTIC)

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1020 or an American College Test (ACT) score of 22
  • Submit an official high school transcript with satisfactory completion of:
    • 4 years English
    • 2 years Sciences (w/lab)
    • 2 years Social Science
    • 3 years Mathematics
    • 2 years Foreign Language
  • Submit two letters of recommendation:
    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
  • Submit an admission essay
  • Submit a completed report of Medical History and Immunization(s)

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Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Complete prerequisite courses for admission to the Upper Division
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit official transcript (s) from all academic institutions previously attended
  • Submit completed report of Medical History and Immunization(s)

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*Transfer science course credits must have been completed within the last 10 years. Students who have failed a nursing course in another nursing program will not be
considered for admission.

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RN to BSN

  • Complete prerequisite courses
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit official transcript (s) from all academic institutions previously attended
  • Hold a current RN License

LPN to BSN

  • Complete prerequisite courses
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit official transcript (s) from all academic institutions previously attended
  • Hold a current LPN license.

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Howard University
Office of Admissions
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059