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Is it hard to get in Howard? Posted on 11-18-2004
elisa9047

I was wondering if it was hard to get in howard university b/c that is my 1st choice for college. The thing is I'm not the most perfect student. So far I've stayed at a 2.5 g.p.a in high school and I was never involved in that many extracurricular activities. Plus my grades are really bad and I still haven't taken the ACT (not taking SAT). I can apply myself hard it's just my procrastination and laziness. So what do ya'll think and was it hard for y'all?
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*pink_dyme17* replied on 11-19-2004 03:18PM [Reply]
elisa9047 wrote:
I was wondering if it was hard to get in howard university b/c that is my 1st choice for college. The thing is I'm not the most perfect student. So far I've stayed at a 2.5 g.p.a in high school and I was never involved in that many extracurricular activities. Plus my grades are really bad and I still haven't taken the ACT (not taking SAT). I can apply myself hard it's just my procrastination and laziness. So what do ya'll think and was it hard for y'all?
well....I'm still in High School myself but I believe that Howard is up there as far as grades...not sure but if you go to www.princetonreview.com and put Howard University under college search and then click on "my chances of getting into this school" then put in your grade info and it'll come up and tell you your chances
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juzs0cute703 replied on 11-20-2004 08:22PM [Reply]
i jus went to howard today for a visit. basically what they told us was that they are looking for well-rounded students who have a 3.0 and above and a little less than that was okay and they are looking to for you to break 1000 on the SAT....i dunno why you don't take the SATs because EVERY college accepts them not every college accepts ACTs but i don't know if you would get in on from what you have said about your grades and not wantin to take the SATs.....
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Enigma2k8 replied on 11-25-2004 11:42PM [Reply]
I would have to say it depends on your school/major.....I think you'll have a chance of getting in if you choose the college of arts and sciences (boo :wink: ) because I think the minimum is a 2.5.....but if you try to get into the college of engineering (whatever it's called) or the school of b (that's me ), your chances might be slim....but that's just from what I've noticed.
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replied on 11-26-2004 02:05PM [Reply]
Pouvoir wrote:
I would have to say it depends on your school/major.....I think you'll have a chance of getting in if you choose the college of arts and sciences (boo :wink: ) because I think the minimum is a 2.5.....but if you try to get into the college of engineering (whatever it's called) or the school of b (that's me ), your chances might be slim....but that's just from what I've noticed.
big up to the college of arts & sciences. my big sis is the treasurer
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replied on 12-09-2004 03:51PM [Reply]
u might wanna get that up because thats like the minimum gpa for most universities not just HBCUz. hurry up and take that ACT too, better if you took the SAT and got a high score. But its easy to get in some HBCUz, depending on which one, Howard i dont think is that easy...
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Dec_Prettyboi replied on 12-24-2004 04:01AM [Reply]
Howard shouldn't be too hard. They have higher student capacity than some other hbcu's which means alot of room for new people. It's a black school which means they have low"er" expectations for HS SAT scores, gpa's, and work ethic. And they have a lot of money. I got accepted and a full ride with little work and an application sent on the final deadline, but according to them I had a high SAT score which was actually decent according to other schools , so put tha money up for those prep classes. But basically dress your app. up right and make it look like that little bit of extra curricular activity that you had look like a little more than it really was. And also make sure that essay is on point and hopefully you cared enough to get ure gpa high this semester. You might not get too much money from them, but maybe you'll get accepted. Also, don't think that just b/c it's easy to get in that it won't be hard to make it out. Black schools force you to work harder than you ever have and harder than alot of the white schools that probably wouldn't have been as eager to have you.
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*SpelmanQT09* replied on 12-25-2004 08:33PM [Reply]
Dec_Prettyboi wrote:
Howard shouldn't be too hard. They have higher student capacity than some other hbcu's which means alot of room for new people. It's a black school which means they have low"er" expectations for HS SAT scores, gpa's, and work ethic. And they have a lot of money. Also, don't think that just b/c it's easy to get in that it won't be hard to make it out. Black schools force you to work harder than you ever have and harder than alot of the white schools that probably wouldn't have been as eager to have you.
COSIGN! also if ya really wanna go then get out of ur procrastination and laziness and start workin on gettin good recs and makin sure ur essay is ON POINT to increase ur chances of getting in. u have a chance of getting in just work at it and u should b aight :wink:
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HUgApeach215 from Washington, DC replied on 12-28-2004 07:06PM [Reply]
Howard was my first choice of schools also and I did not have the best gpa. I graduated with a 2.6 I believe. When I applied I wrote a really good essay about how I messed up in high school (academically) but how I had grown from the experience. I believe what helped me was my extra curricular activities and I also called admissions once or twice a week to check the status of my application. Here's a few tips of advice, get your application in as soon as you can! Send a resume! Also the Fine Arts division of the college of arts and sciences is the easiest to get into their gpa requirement is a 2.0. It definetly DOES matter witch school your applying too (arts and sciences, school of B etc.). Howard accepted me with some stipulations they limited me to 13 credit hours first semester so they could monitor my progress. I now have about a 3.5 gpa. You can do it just handle your business and have a little bit of faith! :lol:
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replied on 12-29-2004 01:19PM [Reply]
I don't go to Howard, but I do alot of recruiting for my school (Hampton), your GPA seems right on the line so either you'll get accepted or accepted provisionally which means you have to take some summer school classes and do well or they will only allow you to take so many credit hours. If you apply early your chances are good for getting in. Later in the year admissions counselors just start telling people no because they are reaching their maximum capacity for the freshman class. If you don't get the financial aid package that you want I would suggest that you call later in the year once people start accepting or rejecting their letters of acceptance because alot of times money becomes available because people decide to go to other schools. Lots of prayers also help :wink:
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