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Howard University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to HU. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

What are the transfer requirements for HU?

HU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

In addition to the above requirements, HU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

HU requires a minimum of 15 credits.

What are Howard University’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down HU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Howard University transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to HU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Howard University’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, HU received 1402 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 557 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for HU is 39.73%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into HU...

Additionally, of the 557 accepted transfer students, 204 students enrolled - that means the yield was 36.62%.

HU accepts 40 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Howard University transfer GPA requirements?

HU requires a minimum college GPA of 3.55 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

Will you enjoy transferring to HU?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to HU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Washington...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at HU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to HU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into HU

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
HU accepts 39.73% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into HU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.55 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.69. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of HU students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 520 620 570
SAT Reading 520 620 570
2018 Total SAT Score 1040 1240 1140
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 21 - 21
ACT Reading 22 29 25
2018 Total ACT Score 43 29 36

Howard University’s average SAT score is 1140. To be a competitive applicant for Howard University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to HU, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to American University
Transfering to Bowie State University
Transfering to Loyola University Maryland
Transfering to New Jersey Institute of Technology
Transfering to The College of New Jersey