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)

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

Send application attachments to:

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

Upper Division Admission Requirements
(Upper Division courses start summer session II)

Continuing Students
(Including FTIC, rising juniors)

  • Complete separate application for admission to the upper division
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for admission to the upper division
  • Achieve minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a minimum science grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Includes prerequisite Mathematics (College Algebra), General Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Successful completion of an admissions examination (currently Test of Essential Academic Skills –TEAS-V®)
  • Submission of an essay personal statement
  • Attend a personal interview with the Undergraduate Nursing Program Admissions Committee
  • Submission of official transcript(s) from all academic institutions previously attended

For additional information about how your state of residence may affect the refund policy that applies to you and information about how to file a complaint with pertinent state authorities about online programs, please see: http://www.howard.edu/studentfinancialservices/accounts/refunds.htm.

For additional information on Distance Learning (DL) at Howard University, to determine whether the online delivery option is appropriate for you, as well as directions to orient you to the unique DL environment at Howard University, Please VISIT the DL Orientation site: http://www.cetla.howard.edu/external/DL_STUDENTS.html

LPN to BSN & Transfer Students

  • Complete separate application for admission to the upper division
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for admission to the upper division
  • Achieve minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Achieve a minimum science grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Includes prerequisite Mathematics (College Algebra), General Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Successful completion of an admissions examination  (currently Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS-V®)
  • Submission of an essay personal statement
  • Attend a personal interview with the Undergraduate Nursing Program Admissions Committee
  • Submission of official transcript(s) from all academic institutions previously attended
    • All science courses transferred must have been completed in the last 5 years. Includes prerequisite Mathematics (College Algebra), General Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Students who have failed a nursing course in another nursing program will not be considered for admission
  • LPN to BSN applicants must hold a current LPN license
  • Submission of completed report of medical history and immunizations

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Send application attachments to:
Howard University
College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Division of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs
516 Bryant Street NW
Washington, DC 20059