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    Former Student Returning Application (Graduate & Professional Readmission)

    This application is for any graduate student who previously pursued a degree at Howard University and has had a break in their enrollment at Howard. Generally, Former Students Returning (FSR) are readmitted to the most recent graduate degree program in which they were enrolled at Howard University. Graduate students seeking readmission should submit the application by dates specified below (please check with your graduate program to ensure that there is a summer re-admit process):

    December 31, 2023 (Spring 2024)
    April 20, 2024 (Summer 2024)

    July 31, 2024 (Fall 2024)

    Before readmission is granted, students who are absent from the University for the following reasons must fulfill the below requirements by the application deadline.

    • Cumulative GPA below 3.0
    • Suspension/Dropped for Poor Scholarship
    • Dismissal 
    • Time to Degree

    NOTE: Graduate students who have failed the comprehensive/qualifying examination twice or have failed a thesis or dissertation defense twice are not eligible for readmittance. There are no exceptions.