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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 
Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20059


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

Dear HU Student,

Welcome to Howard University.  The Student Health Center is committed to creating a seamless transition through meeting your medical requirements, so please review the information on this page very carefully.  It is our pleasure to announce that we are now utilizing Med+Proctor for verification of your immunizations and medical requirements for Howard University.  This system is a cloud-based, fully automated and user-friendly platform that is both HIPAA and FERPA compliant.

Once you have paid the enrollment fee, your HU email will be shared with Med+Proctor.  They will send you an invitation to set up your account with your student ID number.  There is a one-time $10 set up fee to utilize the service.  Your information will be secure and comes with a lifetime membership.  We are confident that this platform will streamline your clearance and allow you to focus on preparing for entry into Howard University.

You will log on to Med+Proctor using the instructions below to complete the questions which will help to establish the requirements specific to your school or college.  You can download the medical forms and take them to your medical provider.  Be sure all forms are filled out in their entirety, including dates and signatures.  Then you simply upload your forms to the Med+Proctor site.  Do not bring, fax or email any medical forms to the Student Health Center.  All of your documents must be uploaded to Med+Proctor.  With this format, you can even upload clear pictures straight from your smart phone.

Please note that the deadlines for registration are July 1st for the fall semester and December 15th for the spring semester.  You must have an issued Howard University Student ID and Bison email to submit documents.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  Email or call us at 202-806-7540 between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.

Welcome to HU and we look forward to seeing you soon!!


Michelle R. Carter, MD, FACEP
Executive Director
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