Top 4 Howard University Transfer Tips

by Chad Agrawal

howard-universityTo be a Howard University transfer, there are several requirements you have to satisfy. For both community college transfers and 4-year-schools, transfer students must have at least 15 transferrable credit hours and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5. However, that just might not be enough to gain admission into Howard University. The college is as rich in history as an Ivy League school and located right in Washington, D.C.. The transfer admissions process can be be quite competitive.

But, if students can community college transfer to competitive Ivy League schools like Harvard, Upenn and Cornell, than Howard University is achievable too. The most important part of transferring to any university successfully is having a plan. Your plan needs to have a end goal in mind. For most people, it's not just about the degree, it's about taking on a passion as a major and enjoying the career that follows. Once you've decided on what you would like to learn more about, then you'll be motivated enough to work hard at community college and transfer to Howard University, a prestigious Tier One university.

To get accepted, I have put together 4 tips to help you get accepted when transferring to Howard University:

  • Aim for a 4.0 GPA. I'm not saying you have to have a perfect GPA in community college, but you owe it to yourself to go for it. Now is your chance to make up for any mistakes in high school and show that you are a capable student.
  • Retake Your SATs. Do you have a 2400 on your SATs? If you're like most people, that's a no. However, retaking your SATs and improving your score can greatly help your transfer admissions application. It will make you much more attractive to Ivy League and Tier 1 schools like Howard University!
  • Write An Effective Essay. Your transfer application essay can make a huge difference in your admissions decision. Make sure that you've crafted the very best essay you can so that there are no regrets later. This is your opportunity to really stand out.
  • Stick To Your Plan. Transferring from community college requires preparation. If you have a sound plan and desire to work hard, you will experience great success. Your plan will help you stay focused on what matters most. Also, you will be more efficient with your time, a trait that every Ivy League or Tier One school values.

Do you have any more questions about transferring to Howard University, or any other university? Be sure to see our other resources on transferring to university from community college. Please send me an email or leave a comment to get in touch.

This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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Allan July 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Very interesting and informative article! Thanks to the author for such a wonderful stuff.


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