What can I say about Howard.... My experience with them was horrible... I had applied for the Traditional program as a transfer student for the Spring of 2006, because there isnt a separate application for nursing... So after sending in my application, I call 3 weeks later just to make sure they received my application, I find out that they lost it... Mind you I fed ex'd it for the simple fact that I wanted documentation just in case they lost it...So they call me 2 weeks later, after my persistent phone calls and told me they found it...Keep in mind the deadline was Nov 1... They found my application mid Dec...School starts Jan 5th.. So when letters of notification were supposed to come out the second week of Dec.. I was stalking the mailman...Still no letter... So its 4 days before xmas, and I still dont know if I got accepted...So I call back, now they know me by name, and the Admission coordinator tells me that they had to forward my application to the nursing dept...Because now the nursing dept is screening every nursing student that comes into the school, mind you this is something NEW they started this semester.. She said to call back the next day and they should have a decision, but I prob wouldnt get accepted because they are already booked to capacity..But she told me that she could change my major and accept me into the school and once i am at howard for a semester it would be very easy to transfer into the nursing program
or I could delay acceptance until the Fall 2006...I was so depressed... Im all packed and ready to go, to find out a couple of days before school is supposed to start...So I call back the next day and sure enough I wasnt accepted because they were at capacity although my gpa was a 3.8. So I call the nursing dept directly and she reinnerated the point that because they had a lot of Katrina students they were now screening everyone who came in, and they would not be accepting anymore traditional students for an entire year... So no one would be able to be accepted into the traditional program until Fall 2007 or so, also because the admissions dept already accepted freshman into the traditional program...Nor were they allowing current Howard students to transfer into the nursing program.. Which I was told by the admissions dept that I could do... But she recommended to me to try and apply to the advance program for the summer since I had finished my pre-reqs, but what baffled me is that she said she would not evaluate my transcript to let me know what would transfer, so that I would know if all my pre-reqs would transfer...And she kept telling me that there are only 20 spots.... I said to the nursing coordinator that that is not what I was told by the admissions dept, and she was like yea, they dont know yet, we are going to send them a email at the first of the year to let them know about our changes.. I was like right...The first week of Jan I got my acceptance letter... And was to threw with HU... Im glad I had a back up plan... So I decided to go to another school, because I didnt want to continue to deal with administration problems.... I guess like HU Nurse said once you get pass the administration you will be ok, because they do have a good program... And I have been to another HBCU before but it was never that bad... So if you do go to Howard, just make sure you stay on top of them, and make sure you speak directly with the nursing dept, because admissions and the nursing dept DONT COMMUNICATE.