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New Student Registration Checklist

Congratulations and welcome to the Howard University family. We look forward to you joining us and to your contributions to the University’s legacy of Leadership for America and the Global Community.

Step 1 

As a new student you are expected to meet with your advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies in your department to select your courses and alternative courses (in case your first choice is not available). This helps you to adhere to the course scheme, plan your program of study, and it assists you in getting to know your graduate studies advisor during the process.

Step 2

After you and your Howard University advisor have selected your classes, you will RESERVE your courses using the Howard University BISONWeb Registration and Student Services at Your student identification number (which will be provided in your permit to register), your pin number (Date of Birth-month, day, year), and your courses are needed. Always verify/confirm your classes at the end of the registration process or you will lose your courses. Be patient. It will only take a few minutes. If you need further assistance, with registration, please call (202) 806-2705.

Step 3 

Proceed to Student Accounts and make the necessary financial arrangements to retain your classes. REMEMBER, official enrollment occurs when: course selection has been completed, payment for tuition has been made, fees (includes mandatory student fee of $616.50) and other charges have been made and, you have been validated by Student Accounts. Only validated students are officially enrolled at Howard University.

Step 4 

You may obtain your Photo ID [Capstone Card], after the $300 Enrollment Fee is paid, by going to the Blackburn Center during the registration period.


Enrollment Fee

All new entrants to Howard University are required to pay a ONE-TIME ENROLLMENT FEE of $300.00. You are not an official student of Howard University until you pay this enrollment fee. By paying this fee you will be accepting your admittance to Howard University Graduate School. This is an out of pocket student expense that should be paid as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Student loans or any other financial award money can not be applied to pay this fee. This fee is paid to the Graduate School’s Admission Office and will have to be paid before you can receive your PERMIT TO REGISTER. This fee is required for all students, however if you have attended Howard University in the past, you have already paid this fee and will not have to pay it again.

Instructions for Paying the Enrollment Fee Online 

Follow these instructions to pay the mandatory, non-refundable $300 Enrollment Fee. This fee must be paid in order to accept Howard University’s Graduate School offer of admission. 

  1.     Go to 
  2.     Choose the Students and Staff option; 
  3.     Login using your Student Identification Number including the @symbol;
  4.     The PIN is your six digit birthday in the MMDDYY format;
  5.     Select the Deposits tab at the top of the page;
  6.     On the Make Deposit Payments for Team page; select Current Term from the drop-down menu;
  7.     Follow the prompts through payment, PRINT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE and retain for your records.
  8.     FAX or email a copy of your confirmation page along with your acceptance letter to: 

Howard University Graduate School Admissions 
4th and College Streets 
Washington DC 20059 
FAX: (202)986-3551 

Learn more about Tuition and Fees.


Late Fee

$100.00 Late Fee occurs when students do not pay all of their tuition and fees and or remove all holds (financial and medical obligations) from their accounts.  Students entering the Fall semester must satisfy all of their obligations (pay all tuition and fees and clear Student Health Services) no later than August 29. A $100.00 Late Fee is charged to students after that date.

Registration Check List

Registration for new graduate students is in mid-August. All students who register after Wednesday, August 20th will be assessed a $100.00 late fee without exception and will automatically post to the student's account.


Immunization Requirements

A crucial part of your registration packet is completing the Howard University Student Health Center Forms. Prior to registration, all students must meet the necessary IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS of Howard University’s Student Health Services Office. 

Your immunization requirements and all necessary forms MUST be with the Student Health Services Office by July 1 to avoid a medical hold and any unnecessary delays in your registration. Students may mail the completed forms to the Student Health Center and/or fax the forms to the Student Health Center (202-806-7416). Students should retain a copy of all documents submitted to the Student Health Center. 

As a reminder, you CANNOT register until all your Student Health Forms are received and complete. It is best for you to get the forms completed and returned to the Student Health Center as soon as possible. If you are near the Howard University campus, it is best that you bring them to the Student Health Center in person. 

All questions concerning the Student Health Services should be directed to (202) 806-7540. 

The forms are:

  • Medical History Form Immunization &TB Certification for Non Health Professions Student
  • Physical Examination Meningococcal Waiver Request
  • Downloadable forms and more information are available at the Student Health Center.


Health Benefits

Health care benefits are offered to students through payment of their student activities fee each semester of residence. Students with a student valid student ID may receive health coverage. 

Please contact the Student Health Center for further information 202-806-7540.


Student Housing

You can learn more about student housing opportunities by visiting the Residence Life website or by visiting the

Office of Residence Life:
2401 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059